Matthew 21:41-46 NIV

41 "He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,"1 they replied, "and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants,2 who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time."

References for Matthew 21:41

42 Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstonea; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'b ?3

References for Matthew 21:42

    • h 21:42 - Or "cornerstone"
    • i 21:42 - Psalm 118:22,23
      43 "Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you4 and given to a people who will produce its fruit.

      References for Matthew 21:43

      44 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."c5

      References for Matthew 21:44

        • j 21:44 - Some manuscripts do not have verse 44.
          45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus' parables, they knew he was talking about them.
          46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.6

          References for Matthew 21:46