Luke 20:9-19 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 Jesus went on to tell the people a story. "A man planted a vineyard," he said. "He rented it out to some farmers. Then he went away for a long time. 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time.
10 "At harvest time he sent a servant to the renters. They were supposed to give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the renters beat the servant. Then they sent him away with nothing. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
11 So the man sent another servant. They beat that one and treated him badly. They also sent him away with nothing. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
12 The man sent a third servant. The renters wounded him and threw him out. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I have a son, and I love him. I will send him. Maybe they will respect him.' 13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.'
14 "But when the renters saw the son, they talked the matter over. 'This is the one who will receive all the owner's property someday,' they said. 'Let's kill him. Then everything will be ours.' 14 "But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. 'This is the heir,' they said. 'Let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
15 So they threw him out of the vineyard. And they killed him. "What will the owner of the vineyard do to the renters? 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. "What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
16 He will come and kill them. He will give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "We hope this never happens!" 16 He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "May this never be!"
17 Jesus looked right at them and said, "Here is something I want you to explain the meaning of. It is written, " 'The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all.' #1(Psalm 118:22)#2 17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone ' ?
18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces. But the stone will crush anyone it falls on." 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."
19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest Jesus at once. They knew he had told that story against them. But they were afraid of the people. 19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.