Mark 12:1-6 NLT

1 Then Jesus began telling them stories: "A man planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.
2 At grape-picking time he sent one of his servants to collect his share of the crop.
3 But the farmers grabbed the servant, beat him up, and sent him back empty-handed.
4 "The owner then sent another servant, but they beat him over the head and treated him shamefully.
5 The next servant he sent was killed. Others who were sent were either beaten or killed,
6 until there was only one left -- his son whom he loved dearly. The owner finally sent him, thinking, 'Surely they will respect my son.'