10.11 Parable of Vineyard Tenants

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Sep 19 10.11 “Hear another parable. A landowner planted a vineyard, fenced it, dug a winepress and built a watchtower; after letting it to tenants, he traveled. At harvest, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his dues. But they beat one, killed one and stoned another. So he sent more servants who were similarly treated. Finally, he sent his Son, thinking they will respect him. When the tenants saw the Son, they conspired, Lets kill the heir and take the inheritance. They seized him, dragged him out and killed him. When the owner returns, what will he do to those tenants?”
   They replied, “He will totally destroy the bad men and hire his vineyard to honest tenants.”
Sep 20 Jesus asked, “Havent you read this scripture, The stone which the builder rejected became the cornerstone. This is the Lords doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. Hence I say, Gods kingdom will be taken from you and given to a people who will bring fruits. Whoever falls on this stone will be broken to pieces. He, on whom it falls, will be crushed to powder.”

Hearing these parables, the chief priests and Pharisees knew Jesus was referring to them. They wanted to seize him, but feared the multitudes who considered him a prophet. So they left.