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!"
Cross ReferencesMatthew 21:34
When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the crop.
"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."
What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.
And these enemies of mine who were unwilling for me to rule over them, bring them here and slay them in front of me.'"
So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
Absolutely not! Let God be true and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that You may be justified in Your words, and prevail in Your judgments."
By no means! In that case, how could God judge the world?
Do we, then, nullify the Law by this faith? By no means! Instead, we uphold the Law.
By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law, but under grace? By no means!
What then shall we say? Is the Law sin? By no means! Indeed, I would not have been mindful of sin if not for the Law. For I would not have been aware of coveting if the Law had not said, "Do not covet."
Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Certainly not! But in order that sin might be exposed as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.
What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Absolutely not!
I ask then, did God reject His people? Certainly not! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.
I ask then, did they stumble so as to lose their share? Absolutely not! However, because of their trespass, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous.
1 Corinthians 6:15
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!
But if, while we seek to be justified in Christ, we ourselves are found to be sinners, does that make Christ a minister of sin? Absolutely not!
Is the Law, then, opposed to the promises of God? Not at all! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come from the Law.
But as for me, may I never boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Chapter Outline1. Jesus confirms his authority by a question of John's baptism.
9. The parable of the vineyard.
19. Of giving tribute to Caesar.
27. He instructs the Sadducees, who denied the resurrection.
41. How Jesus is the Son of David.
45. He warns his disciples to beware of the scribes.
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