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27Â And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28Â But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
29Â He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
30Â And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
31Â Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
32Â For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
33Â Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
34Â And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35Â And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36Â Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
37Â But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38Â 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.
39Â And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40Â When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
41Â They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42Â Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43Â Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44Â And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45Â And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
46Â But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
22Â And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2Â The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3Â And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4Â Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5Â But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6Â And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7Â But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8Â Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9Â Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10Â So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11Â And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12Â And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
20Â And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders,
2Â And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
3Â And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:
4Â The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
5Â And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
6Â But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
7Â And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
8Â And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
9Â Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
10Â And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
11Â And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
12Â And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
13Â Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
14Â But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
15Â So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
16Â He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
17Â And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
18Â Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19Â And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.