31"Which of the twodid the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesussaid to them, "Truly I say to you that 1the taxcollectors and prostitutesawill get into the kingdom of Godbefore you.32"For Johncame to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but 2the taxcollectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not evenfeelremorseafterward so as to believe him.
33"Listen to anotherparable. 3There was a blandownerwho4PLANTED A 5VINEYARD AND PUT A WALLAROUND IT AND DUG A WINEPRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to cvine-growers and 6went on a journey.34"When the dharvesttimeapproached, he 7sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.35"The vine-growerstook his slaves and beatone, and killedanother , and stoned a third.36"Again he 8sentanother group of slaveslarger than the first; and they did the samething to them.37"But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'38"But when the vine-growerssaw the son, they saidamongthemselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'39"They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.40"Thereforewhen the eowner of the vineyardcomes, what will he do to thosevine-growers?"41
They said to Him, "He will bringthosewretches to a wretchedend, and 9will rent out the vineyard to othervine-growerswho will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons."