Matthew 21:41
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New International Version
"He will bring those wretches to a wretched end," they replied, "and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time."

New Living Translation
The religious leaders replied, "He will put the wicked men to a horrible death and lease the vineyard to others who will give him his share of the crop after each harvest."

English Standard Version
They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

Berean Study Bible
"He will bring those wretches to a wretched end," they declared, "and will rent out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his fruits in their seasons."

Berean Literal Bible
They say to him, "He will destroy them, the wretches, grievously, and he will rent out the vineyard to other farmers who will give to him the fruits in their seasons."

New American Standard Bible
They said to Him, "He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons."

King James Bible
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will completely destroy those terrible men," they told Him, "and lease his vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at the harvest."

International Standard Version
They told him, "He will put those horrible men to a horrible death. Then he will lease the vineyard to other farmers who will give him his produce at harvest time."

NET Bible
They said to him, "He will utterly destroy those evil men! Then he will lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his portion at the harvest."

New Heart English Bible
They told him, "He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in its season."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They said to him, “He will ruthlessly destroy them and he will give the care of the vineyard to other laborers, who will give him the fruits in their season.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They answered, "He will destroy those evil people. Then he will lease the vineyard to other workers who will give him his share of the produce when it is ready."

New American Standard 1977
They said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers, who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
They say unto him, He will destroy those wicked men without mercy and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

King James 2000 Bible
They said unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other tenants, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

American King James Version
They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other farmers, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

American Standard Version
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end; and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, that shall render him the fruit in due season.

Darby Bible Translation
They say to him, He will miserably destroy those evil [men], and let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

English Revised Version
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

Webster's Bible Translation
They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons.

Weymouth New Testament
"He will put the wretches to a wretched death," was the reply, "and will entrust the vineyard to other vine-dressers who will render the produce to him at the vintage season."

World English Bible
They told him, "He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give him the fruit in its season."

Young's Literal Translation
They say to him, 'Evil men -- he will evilly destroy them, and the vineyard will give out to other husbandmen, who will give back to him the fruits in their seasons.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
40Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard returns, what will he do to those tenants?” 41“He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, they declared, “and will rent out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his fruits in their seasons.” 42Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’ ?…
Cross References
Matthew 8:11
I say to you that many will come from the east and the west to share the banquet with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

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

Matthew 21:40
Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard returns, what will he do to those tenants?"

Luke 20:16
He will come and kill those tenants, and will give the vineyard to others." And when the people heard this, they said, "May such a thing never happen!"

Acts 13:46
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. But since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

Acts 18:6
But when they opposed and insulted him, he shook out his garments and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

Acts 28:28
Be advised, therefore, that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!"
Treasury of Scripture

They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other farmers, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

they say. Our Lord here causes them to pass that sentence of destruction upon themselves which was literally executed about forty years afterwards by the Roman armies.

He will.

Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, …

Matthew 22:6,7 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, …

Matthew 23:35-38 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth…

Matthew 24:21,22 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning …

Leviticus 26:14 But if you will not listen to me, and will not do all these commandments;

Deuteronomy 28:59-68 Then the LORD will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of …

Psalm 2:4,5,9 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision…

Isaiah 5:5-7 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will …

Daniel 9:26 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but …

Zechariah 11:8-10 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

Zechariah 12:12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house …

Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, said the LORD, two …

Zechariah 14:2,3 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the …

Malachi 4:1-6 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the …

Luke 17:32-37 Remember Lot's wife…

Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it…

Luke 21:22-24 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written …

1 Thessalonians 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, …

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not …

and will let out.

Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, …

Matthew 8:11 And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and …

Isaiah 49:5-7 And now, said the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, …

Isaiah 65:15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen: for the Lord …

Isaiah 66:19-21 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape …

Luke 13:28,29 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see …

Luke 14:23,24 And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, …

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away …

Acts 13:46-48 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that …

Acts 15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said to …

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, …

Acts 28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever …

Romans 9:1-11:36 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing …

Romans 15:9-18 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, …

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