Mark 12:2
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New International Version
At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.

New Living Translation
At the time of the grape harvest, he sent one of his servants to collect his share of the crop.

English Standard Version
When the season came, he sent a servant to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.

Berean Study Bible
At harvest time, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard.

Berean Literal Bible
And he sent a servant to the farmers at the due time, that he might receive from the farmers from the fruit of the vineyard.

New American Standard Bible
"At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.

King James Bible
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At harvest time he sent a slave to the farmers to collect some of the fruit of the vineyard from the farmers.

International Standard Version
At the right time, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect from them a share of the produce from the vineyard.

NET Bible
At harvest time he sent a slave to the tenants to collect from them his portion of the crop.

New Heart English Bible
When it was time, he sent a servant to the farmer to get from the farmer his share of the fruit of the vineyard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he sent his servant to the workers in time to receive the fruits of the vineyard.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"At the right time he sent a servant to the workers to collect from them a share of the grapes from the vineyard.

New American Standard 1977
“And at the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a slave that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

King James 2000 Bible
And at the season time he sent to the tenants a servant, that he might receive from the tenants of the fruit of the vineyard.

American King James Version
And at the season he sent to the farmers a servant, that he might receive from the farmers of the fruit of the vineyard.

American Standard Version
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant to receive of the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent a bondman to the husbandmen at the season, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

English Revised Version
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard.

Webster's Bible Translation
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

Weymouth New Testament
At vintage-time he sent one of his servants to receive from the vine-dressers a share of the grapes.

World English Bible
When it was time, he sent a servant to the farmer to get from the farmer his share of the fruit of the vineyard.

Young's Literal Translation
and he sent unto the husbandmen at the due time a servant, that from the husbandmen he may receive from the fruit of the vineyard,
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. 3But they seized the servant, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:34
When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the crop.

Mark 12:1
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.

Mark 12:3
But they seized the servant, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.
Treasury of Scripture

And at the season he sent to the farmers a servant, that he might receive from the farmers of the fruit of the vineyard.

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Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that …

Matthew 21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to …

Luke 20:10 And at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they should …

a servant.

Judges 6:8-10 That the LORD sent a prophet to the children of Israel, which said …

2 Kings 17:13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all …

2 Chronicles 36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, …

Ezra 9:11 Which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The …

Jeremiah 25:4,5 And the LORD has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising …

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early …

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early …

Micah 7:1 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, …

Zechariah 1:3-6 Therefore say you to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Turn you …

Zechariah 7:7 Should you not hear the words which the LORD has cried by the former …

Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall …

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

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past …

(2) A servant.--The variations in the reports are, as has been said, few and slight, but it may as well be noted that St. Mark speaks of "one servant" having been sent, and then another, and another, and then many others, while St. Matthew divides them simply into two great groups. St. Mark, characteristically, seizes on the most vivid presentation of the facts.

Verses 2-5. - And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard. St. Matthew (Matthew 21:34) says he sent "his servants." St. Mark mentions them in detail. These servants were the prophets, as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others, whom the Jews persecuted and slew in different ways, as the reprovers of their vices. But the mercy of God was long-suffering, and still triumphed over their wickedness. In his account of this parable St. Mark is very minute. The first servant that was sent received no fruit, and was beaten. The second received much worse usage. According to the Authorized Version the words are, At him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled (κἀκεῖνον λιθοβολήσαντες ἐκεφαλαίωσαν καὶ ἀπέστειλαν ἠτιμωμένον). The word λιθοβολήσαντες is, however, not to be found in the best authorities; and the right reading of the next word is apparently ἐκεφαλίωσαν a very unusual word; but the context makes it plain that it expresses some injury done to the head. The other form of the word is usual enough; but it ordinarily signifies "a summing up," "a gathering up into a head." And handled shamefully ἠτιμωμένον); literally, dishonored. The third messenger they killed outright. The words run. And him they killed; and many others; beating some, and killing some. The construction here is incomplete, although the meaning is plain. The complete sentence would be, "And him they killed; and they did violence to many others, beating some and killing some." And at the season he sent unto the husbandman a servant,.... The Evangelist Matthew says, "when the time of the fruit drew near", Matthew 21:34; and so the Persic version here reads. The Syriac and Ethiopic versions read, "in its own time", or "season", which was the fourth year from the planting of it; and then it was holy to the Lord; and might not be eaten until the fifth year, Leviticus 19:23. According to the Jewish canons (l), a vineyard of the fourth year was marked with clods of earth, to show it was not to be eaten of; and the fruit of it was brought up to Jerusalem, from every place that was but a day's journey from thence, there to be eaten, or redeemed. Nor by the "servant" are intended the prophets of the Old Testament, who were sent to the Jews to call upon them to bring forth fruits of righteousness; for not a single person, but a set of men, are here designed; and the Evangelist Matthew expresses it in the plural number, "servants":

that he might receive from the husbandmen the fruit of the vineyard: by the hands of his servants; for in Matthew it is, "that they might receive", &c. such as righteousness and judgment, truth and holiness, so as to give an account of them, which might have been expected from a people under such advantages, Isaiah 5:7; See Gill on Matthew 21:34.

(l) Misn. Maaser Sheni, c. 5. sect. 1, 2.12:1-12 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.
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