11And he began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted 2a vineyard 3and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and 4leased it to tenants and 5went into another country.2When the season came, he sent a servanta to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.36And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.47Again 8he sent to them another servant, and 9they struck him on the head and 10treated him shamefully.511And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed.6He had still one other, 12a beloved son. 13Finally he sent him to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'7But those tenants said to one another, 14'This is the heir. Come, 15let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'8And they took him and killed him and 16threw him out of the vineyard.9What will the owner of the vineyard do? 17He will 18come and destroy the tenants and 19give the vineyard to others.1020Have you not read 21this Scripture:22"'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;b11this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"