Luke 20:13
New International Version
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’

New Living Translation
“‘What will I do?’ the owner asked himself. ‘I know! I’ll send my cherished son. Surely they will respect him.’

English Standard Version
Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

Berean Study Bible
‘What shall I do?’ asked the owner of the vineyard. ‘I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’

Berean Literal Bible
Then the master of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.'

King James Bible
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

New King James Version
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Probably they will respect him when they see him.’

New American Standard Bible
Now the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What am I to do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

NASB 1995
“The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

NASB 1977
“And the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

Amplified Bible
Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will have respect for him.’

Christian Standard Bible
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What should I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Then the owner of the vineyard said, What should I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’

American Standard Version
And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son. Doubtless they will see him and they will be ashamed.'

Contemporary English Version
The owner then said to himself, "What am I going to do? I know what. I'll send my son, the one I love so much. They will surely respect him!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be, when they see him, they will reverence him.

Good News Translation
Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my own dear son; surely they will respect him!'

International Standard Version
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I'll send my son whom I love. Maybe they'll respect him.'

Literal Standard Version
And the owner of the vineyard said, What will I do? I will send my son, the beloved, perhaps having seen this one, they will respect [him];

New American Bible
The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son; maybe they will respect him.’

NET Bible
Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I will send my one dear son; perhaps they will respect him.'

New Revised Standard Version
Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

New Heart English Bible
The lord of the vineyard said, 'What am I to do? I will send my beloved son. It may be that they will respect him.'

Weymouth New Testament
Then the owner of the vineyard said, "'What am I to do? I will send my son--my dearly-loved son: they will probably respect him.'

World English Bible
The lord of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. It may be that seeing him, they will respect him.'

Young's Literal Translation
'And the owner of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my son -- the beloved, perhaps having seen this one, they will do reverence;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
12Then he sent a third, but they wounded him and threw him out. 13‘What shall I do?’ asked the owner of the vineyard. ‘I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’ 14But when the tenants saw the son, they discussed it among themselves and said, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’…

Cross References
Ezekiel 12:3
Therefore, son of man, pack your bags for exile. In broad daylight, set out from your place and go to another as they watch. Perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house.

Luke 18:2
"In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected men.

Luke 18:4
For a while he refused, but later he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor respect men,

Luke 20:12
Then he sent a third, but they wounded him and threw him out.

Luke 20:14
But when the tenants saw the son, they discussed it among themselves and said, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'


Treasury of Scripture

Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

What.

Isaiah 5:4
What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

Hosea 6:4
O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.

Hosea 11:8
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

I will.

Luke 9:35
And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Matthew 3:17
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

it may.

Jeremiah 36:3,7
It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin…











(13) It may be.--The doubt implied in the qualification is a feature peculiar to St. Luke's report. The better MSS. omit the clause "when they see him."

Verse 13. - Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do! I will send my beloved son. The guilt of the husbandmen who acted as vine-dressers here reached its highest measure. The words represented here by Jesus as spoken by God, possess the deepest doctrinal value. They, under the thin veil of the parable-story, answer the question of the Sanhedrim (ver. 2), "By what authority doest thou these things?" The deliberative words, "What shall I do?" recall the Divine dialogue alluded to in Gem. 1:26. St. Luke here represents the Father as calling the Son, "my Beloved." St. Mark adds that he was an only Son. Such sayings as this, and the remarkable prayer of Matthew 11:25-27, are a clear indication of the Christology of the synoptists. Their estimate of the Person of the blessed Son in no wise differed from that given us by St. John at much greater length and with fuller details.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
‘What
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

shall I do?’
ποιήσω (poiēsō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

asked
Εἶπεν (Eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

owner
κύριος (kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

vineyard.
ἀμπελῶνος (ampelōnos)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 290: A vineyard. From ampelos; a vineyard.

‘I will send
πέμψω (pempsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3992: To send, transmit, permit to go, put forth.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

beloved
ἀγαπητόν (agapēton)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 27: From agapao; beloved.

son.
υἱόν (huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

Perhaps
ἴσως (isōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2481: Perhaps, equally; it may be that. Adverb from isos; likely, i.e. Perhaps.

they will respect
ἐντραπήσονται (entrapēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1788: From en and the base of trope; to invert, i.e. in a good sense, to respect; or in a bad one, to confound.

him.’
τοῦτον (touton)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.


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