New Living Translation
"But the tenant farmers said to one another, 'Here comes the heir to this estate. Let's kill him and get the estate for ourselves!'
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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It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
The First and Great Commandment
Woes on the Pharisees
At the time of the grape harvest, he sent his servants to collect his share of the crop.
until there was only one left--his son whom he loved dearly. The owner finally sent him, thinking, 'Surely they will respect my son.'
So they grabbed him and murdered him and threw his body out of the vineyard.
And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.
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