Matthew 21:34
New International Version
When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.

New Living Translation
At the time of the grape harvest, he sent his servants to collect his share of the crop.

English Standard Version
When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit.

Berean Study Bible
When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the crop.

Berean Literal Bible
And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruits.

New American Standard Bible
"When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.

King James Bible
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

Christian Standard Bible
When the time came to harvest fruit, he sent his servants to the farmers to collect his fruit.

Contemporary English Version
When it was harvest time, the owner sent some servants to get his share of the grapes.

Good News Translation
When the time came to gather the grapes, he sent his slaves to the tenants to receive his share of the harvest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the grape harvest drew near, he sent his slaves to the farmers to collect his fruit.

International Standard Version
When harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenant farmers to collect his produce.

NET Bible
When the harvest time was near, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his portion of the crop.

New Heart English Bible
When the season for the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to receive his fruit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But when the fruit season had arrived, he sent his servants to the laborers so that they would send some of the fruit of the vineyard to him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When the grapes were getting ripe, he sent his servants to the workers to collect his share of the produce.

New American Standard 1977
“And when the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his slaves to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits of it.

King James 2000 Bible
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, that they might receive the fruits of it.

American King James Version
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it.

American Standard Version
And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
But when the time of fruit drew near, he sent his bondmen to the husbandmen to receive his fruits.

English Revised Version
And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

Weymouth New Testament
When vintage-time approached, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers to receive his share of the grapes;

World English Bible
When the season for the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when the season of the fruits came nigh, he sent his servants unto the husbandmen, to receive the fruits of it,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
33Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a tower. Then he rented it out to some tenants and went away on a journey. 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.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:35
But the tenants seized his servants. They beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

Matthew 21:38
But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance!'

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

Matthew 21:41
"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."

Matthew 22:3
He sent his servants to call those he had invited to the banquet, but they refused to come.

Mark 12:1
Then Jesus began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a wine vat, and built a watchtower. Then he rented it out to some tenants and went away on a journey.

Mark 12:2
At harvest time, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard.

Mark 12:7
But the tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'

Mark 12:9
What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.

Luke 20:9
Then He proceeded to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, rented it out to some tenants, and went away for a long time.

Luke 20:10
At harvest time, he sent a servant to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat the servant and sent him away empty-handed.

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.'

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!"

Treasury of Scripture

And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it.

he sent.

2 Kings 17:13,14
Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets…

2 Chronicles 36:15,16
And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: …

Nehemiah 9:29,30
And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear…

that.

Song of Solomon 8:11,12
Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver…

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?







Lexicon
When
Ὅτε (Hote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

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.

harvest time
καιρὸς (kairos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

drew near,
ἤγγισεν (ēngisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.

he sent
ἀπέστειλεν (apesteilen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

servants
δούλους (doulous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

tenants
γεωργοὺς (geōrgous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1092: From ge and the base of ergon; a land-worker, i.e. Farmer.

to collect
λαβεῖν (labein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

share of the crop.
καρποὺς (karpous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.
(34) When the time of the fruit drew near.--We must be content here with following the general drift of the parable, and cannot find any exact parallel in the history of Israel to the successive sendings of the servants of the householder. It is enough to see in them the general expectation (comp. the language of Isaiah 5:4, "I looked that it should bring forth grapes") that the developed life of Israel should be worthy of its calling, and the mission of the prophets who. as the servants of Jehovah, were sent from time to time to call the people to bring forth the fruits of righteousness.

Verse 34. - When the time of the fruit drew near. The vintage season, when the rent, whether in money or kind, became due. In the Jewish history no particular time seems to be signified, but rather such periods or crises which forced God's claims upon men's notice, and made them consider what fruits they had to show for all the Lord's care, how they had lived after receiving the Law. Such times were the ages of Samuel, Elijah, the great prophets, the Maccabees, and John the Baptist. His servants. The prophets, good kings, priests, and governors. "I have sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings" (Jeremiah 35:15). To receive the fruits of it (τοὺς καρποὺς αὐτοῦ); or, his fruits, as rent. 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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