New International Version
"But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and take his inheritance.'
King James Bible
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
Darby Bible Translation
But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and possess his inheritance.
World English Bible
But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and seize his inheritance.'
Young's Literal Translation
and the husbandmen having seen the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come, we may kill him, and may possess his inheritance;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Said among themselves - Alluding to the conspiracies which were then forming against the life of our blessed Lord, in the councils of the Jewish elders and chief priests. See Matthew 27:1.
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Now the whole clan has risen up against your servant; they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother down, so that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed; then we will get rid of the heir as well.' They would put out the only burning coal I have left, leaving my husband neither name nor descendant on the face of the earth."
When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said.
So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
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