Mark 12:5

5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.

Mark 12:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
ESV
5 And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed.
NLT
5 The next servant he sent was killed. Others he sent were either beaten or killed,
MSG
5 He sent another and that one they killed. And on and on, many others. Some they beat up, some they killed.
CSB
5 Then he sent another, and they killed that one. [He] also [sent] many others; they beat some and they killed some.

Mark 12:5 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 12:5

And again he sent another
That is, another servant, or set of men, it may be in the times of the Maccabees, who were used in a very inhuman manner; see ( Hebrews 11:37 Hebrews 11:38 ) ;

and him they killed;
either with the sword, or by inflicting some capital punishment, as stoning, strangling

and many others;
that is, either the owner of the vineyard sent many other servants, or the husbandmen ill used many others that were sent to them:

beating some;
with their hands, or with scourges;

and killing some;
in one or other of the above ways.

Mark 12:5 In-Context

3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
4 Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully.
5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.
6 “He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
7 “But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’