New International Version
"But the tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
King James Bible
But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
Darby Bible Translation
But those husbandmen said to one another, This is the heir: come, let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours.
World English Bible
But those farmers said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
Young's Literal Translation
and those husbandmen said among themselves -- This is the heir, come, we may kill him, and ours shall be the inheritance;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is the heir - So they appear to have acknowledged in their consciences that this was the Messiah, the heir of all things.
The inheritance shall be ours - By slaying him we shall maintain our authority, and keep possession of our revenues.
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When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
"He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.
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