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.'

New American Standard Bible
"The owner 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.

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.'

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!"

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!'

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.'

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.'

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 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.'

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.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I'll send my son, whom I love. They'll probably respect him.'

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will respect him when they see him.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: perhaps when they see him they will respect [him].

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be when they see him they will reverence 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;
Study Bible
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 and go from your place to another as they look on. 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, 'Even though I do not fear God or 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…







Lexicon
‘What
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 290: A vineyard. From ampelos; a vineyard.

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

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

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

son.
υἱόν (huion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.
(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. 20:9-19 Christ spake this parable against those who resolved not to own his authority, though the evidence of it was so full. How many resemble the Jews who murdered the prophets and crucified Christ, in their enmity to God, and aversion to his service, desiring to live according to their lusts, without control! Let all who are favoured with God's word, look to it that they make proper use of their advantages. Awful will be the doom, both of those who reject the Son, and of those who profess to reverence Him, yet render not the fruits in due season. Though they could not but own that for such a sin, such a punishment was just, yet they could not bear to hear of it. It is the folly of sinners, that they persevere in sinful ways, though they dread the destruction at the end of those ways.
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