New Living Translation
When the leading priests and Pharisees heard this parable, they realized he was telling the story against them--they were the wicked farmers.
King James Bible
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
Darby Bible Translation
And the chief priests and the Pharisees, having heard his parables, knew that he spoke about them.
World English Bible
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke about them.
Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priests and the Pharisees having heard his similes, knew that of them he speaketh,
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxi. 19, Where Jesus Dried up the Fig-Tree; and on the Words, Luke xxiv. 28, Where He Made A
1. The lesson of the Holy Gospel which has just been read, has given us an alarming warning, lest we have leaves only, and have no fruit. That is, in few words, lest words be present and deeds be wanting. Very terrible! Who does not fear when in this lesson he sees with the eyes of the heart the withered tree, withered at that word being spoken to it, "Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever"?  Let the fear work amendment, and the amendment bring forth fruit. For without doubt, the …
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The Withered Fig Tree
He told many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: "Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds.
Anyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on."
They wanted to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowds, who considered Jesus to be a prophet.
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