Mark 12:1
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New International Version
Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.

New Living Translation
Then Jesus began teaching them with stories: "A man planted a vineyard. He built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.

English Standard Version
And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a wine vat, and built a watchtower. Then he rented it out to some tenants and went away on a journey.

Berean Literal Bible
And He began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard, and placed around it a fence, and dug a wine vat, and built a tower, and rented it out to farmers, and traveled abroad.

New American Standard Bible
And He began to speak to them in parables: "A man PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT, AND DUG A VAT UNDER THE WINE PRESS AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.

King James Bible
And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug out a pit for a winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went away.

International Standard Version
Then Jesus began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went abroad.

NET Bible
Then he began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a fence around it, dug a pit for its winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went on a journey.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he began to speak with them in a parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard and enclosed it with a hedge and dug a wine press in it and built a tower into it and gave its care to laborers, and he went abroad.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then, using this illustration, Jesus spoke to them. He said, "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, made a vat for the winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to vineyard workers and went on a trip.

New American Standard 1977
And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man PLANTED A VINEYARD, AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT, AND DUG A VAT UNDER THE WINE PRESS, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard and set a hedge about it and dug a place for the winefat and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and went far away.

King James 2000 Bible
And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a place for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into a far country.

American King James Version
And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and dig a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to farmers, and went into a far country.

American Standard Version
And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND he began to speak to them in parables: A certain man planted a vineyard and made a hedge about it, and dug a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it to husbandmen; and went into a far country.

Darby Bible Translation
And he began to say to them in parables, A man planted a vineyard, and made a fence round [it] and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left the country.

English Revised Version
And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a place for the wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad.

World English Bible
He began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a pit for the winepress, built a tower, rented it out to a farmer, and went into another country.

Young's Literal Translation
And he began to speak to them in similes: 'A man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around, and digged an under-wine-vat, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-12 Christ showed in parables, that he would lay aside the Jewish church. It is sad to think what base usage God's faithful ministers have met with in all ages, from those who have enjoyed the privileges of the church, but have not brought forth fruit answerable. God at length sent his Son, his Well-beloved; and it might be expected that he whom their Master loved, they also should respect and love; but instead of honouring him because he was the Son and Heir, they therefore hated him. But the exaltation of Christ was the Lord's doing; and it is his doing to exalt him in our hearts, and to set up his throne there; and if this be done, it cannot but be marvellous in our eyes. The Scriptures, and faithful preachers, and the coming of Christ in the flesh, call on us to render due praise to God in our lives. Let sinners beware of a proud, carnal spirit; if they revile or despise the preachers of Christ, they would have done so their Master, had they lived when he was upon earth.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
1Then Jesus began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a wine vat, and built a watchtower. Then he rented it out to some tenants and went away on a journey. 2At harvest time, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard.…
Cross References
Isaiah 5:1
Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.

Isaiah 5:2
He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the choicest vine. And He built a tower in the middle of it And also hewed out a wine vat in it; Then He expected it to produce good grapes, But it produced only worthless ones.

Matthew 13:3
And He told them many things in parables, saying, "A farmer went out to sow his seed.

Matthew 21:33
Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a tower. Then he rented it out to some tenants and went away on a journey.

Matthew 21:34
When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the crop.

Mark 3:23
So Jesus called them together and began to speak to them in parables: "How can Satan drive out Satan?

Mark 4:2
and He taught them many things in parables. And in His teaching He said,

Mark 11:33
So they answered Him, "We do not know." And Jesus replied, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."

Mark 12:2
At harvest time, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard.

Luke 20:9
Then He proceeded to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, rented it out to some tenants, and went away for a long time.
Treasury of Scripture

And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and dig a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to farmers, and went into a far country.

he began.

Mark 4:2,11-13,33,34 And he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his doctrine…

Ezekiel 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?

Matthew 13:10-15,34,35 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speak you to them in parables…

Matthew 21:28-33 But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the …

Matthew 22:1-14 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said…

Luke 8:10 And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom …

Luke 22:9 And they said to him, Where will you that we prepare?

A certain.

Matthew 21:33-40 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted …

Luke 20:9-15 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man …

planted.

Psalm 80:8-16 You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the heathen, …

Isaiah 5:1-4 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching …

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then …

Luke 13:6-9 He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted …

John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer…

Romans 11:17-24 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

and set.

Nehemiah 9:13,14 You came down also on mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, …

Psalm 78:68,69 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved…

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel…

Ezekiel 20:11,12,18-20 And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which …

Acts 7:38,46,47 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel …

Romans 3:1,2 What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision…

Romans 9:4,5 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, …

and let.

Songs 8:11,12 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers…

Isaiah 7:23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, …

and went.

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his …

Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, …

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and …

Luke 19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to …

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