Matthew 21:35
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New International Version
"The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

New Living Translation
But the farmers grabbed his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.

English Standard Version
And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Berean Study Bible
But the tenants seized his servants. They beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

Berean Literal Bible
And the farmers having taken his servants, one they beat, and one they killed, and one they stoned.

New American Standard Bible
"The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

King James Bible
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the farmers took his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

International Standard Version
But the farmers took his servants and beat one, killed another, and attacked another with stones.

NET Bible
But the tenants seized his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

New Heart English Bible
The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And the laborers seized his servants; they beat one and another they stoned and another they killed.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The workers took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned a third to death.

New American Standard 1977
“And the vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the husbandmen took his slaves and beat one and killed another and stoned another.

King James 2000 Bible
And the tenants took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

American King James Version
And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

American Standard Version
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Darby Bible Translation
And the husbandmen took his bondmen, and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

English Revised Version
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Weymouth New Testament
but the vine-dressers seized the servants, and one they cruelly beat, one they killed, one they pelted with stones.

World English Bible
The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Young's Literal Translation
and the husbandmen having taken his servants, one they scourged, and one they killed, and one they stoned.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
34When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the crop. 35But the tenants seized his servants. They beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36Again, he sent other servants, more than the first group. But the tenants did the same to them.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 26:8
When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, the priests and the prophets and all the people seized him, saying, "You must die!

Jeremiah 37:15
Then the officials were angry at Jeremiah and beat him, and they put him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, which they had made into the prison.

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

Matthew 21:36
Again, he sent other servants, more than the first group. But the tenants did the same to them.
Treasury of Scripture

And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

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1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on …

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; …

2 Chronicles 24:21,22 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the …

2 Chronicles 36:15,16 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, …

Nehemiah 9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and …

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: …

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Luke 13:33,34 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: …

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they …

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

Hebrews 11:36,37 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover …

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the …

(35) Beat one, and killed another.--The language paints the general treatment of the prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah the son of Jehoiada, being the most conspicuous instances. The language of our Lord in Matthew 23:30; Matthew 23:34, not less than that of Hebrews 11:37, implies that the prophets, as a class, had no light or easy task, and were called upon, one by one, to suffer persecution for the faithful exercise of their office.

Verse 35. - Took his servants. The exaction of rent in kind has always been a fruitful source of dispute, fraud, and discontent. In the Jewish Church God's messengers had been ill treated and put to death (see ch. 23:34-37). "Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?" cried St. Stephen; "and they have slain them which showed before the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been the betrayers and murderers" (Acts 7:52). Beat... killed... stoned. A climax of iniquity and guilt. The statement is probably meant to be general; some, however, endeavour to individualize it, referring the "beating" to the treatment of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 20:1, 2), "killing" to Isaiah (Hebrews 11:37, "sawn asunder"), "stoning" to Zechariah son of Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 24:20, 21). Doubtless, the incidents in such persecutions were often repeated. And the husbandmen took his servants,.... They seized and laid hold of them in a rude and violent manner: so far were they from treating these servants with respect, as they ought to have done; considering whose they were, from whom they came, and upon what account; and also so far from delivering to them the fruit due to their master, or excusing their inability to make a suitable return, as might be expected, they use them very roughly:

and beat one; either with the fist, as Jeremiah was struck by Pashur, the son of Immer, the priest, one of these husbandmen,

Jeremiah 20:1 and as Micaiah was smitten on the cheek by Zedekiah, the son of Chenaanah, the false prophet, 2 Chronicles 18:23 or with a scourge, and may refer to the punishment of beating with forty stripes, save one, by which the skin was flayed off; as the word here signifies; for some of these servants had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings,

Hebrews 11:36. And killed another; that is, with the sword. There were four kinds of death in the power of the sanhedrim, of which this is one, and what follows is another; and were these, stoning, burning, killing (i.e. beheading with the sword), and strangling: the manner of executing this punishment here expressed, was this:

"They cut off the person's head "with a sword", in the manner the government orders it. R. Judah says, this is indecent (i.e. to cut off his head standing, they do not do so), but they put his head upon a block, and cut it off with an axe; they reply to him, there is no death more abominable than this (x).

So the prophets, in the time of Elijah, were killed with the sword,

1 Kings 19:14 see also Daniel 11:33.

And stoned another; as they did Zechariah, 2 Chronicles 24:21 and doubtless many others; since Jerusalem had the character of killing the prophets, and stoning them that were sent unto her, Matthew 23:37 these seemed such that were stoned, but not killed; but as Mark says, were wounded in the head with the stones thrown at them, and shamefully handled, and sadly abused,

(x) Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 7. sect. 1, 3.35. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one—see Jer 37:15; 38:6.

and killed another—see Jer 26:20-23.

and stoned another—see 2Ch 24:21. Compare with this whole verse Mt 23:37, where our Lord reiterates these charges in the most melting strain.21:33-46 This parable plainly sets forth the sin and ruin of the Jewish nation; and what is spoken to convict them, is spoken to caution all that enjoy the privileges of the outward church. As men treat God's people, they would treat Christ himself, if he were with them. How can we, if faithful to his cause, expect a favourable reception from a wicked world, or from ungodly professors of Christianity! And let us ask ourselves, whether we who have the vineyard and all its advantages, render fruits in due season, as a people, as a family, or as separate persons. Our Saviour, in his question, declares that the Lord of the vineyard will come, and when he comes he will surely destroy the wicked. The chief priests and the elders were the builders, and they would not admit his doctrine or laws; they threw him aside as a despised stone. But he who was rejected by the Jews, was embraced by the Gentiles. Christ knows who will bring forth gospel fruits in the use of gospel means. The unbelief of sinners will be their ruin. But God has many ways of restraining the remainders of wrath, as he has of making that which breaks out redound to his praise. May Christ become more and more precious to our souls, as the firm Foundation and Cornerstone of his church. May we be willing to follow him, though despised and hated for his sake.
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