Matthew 21:45

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them.

Matthew 21:45 in Other Translations

KJV
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
ESV
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them.
NLT
45 When the leading priests and Pharisees heard this parable, they realized he was telling the story against them—they were the wicked farmers.
MSG
45 When the religious leaders heard this story, they knew it was aimed at them.
CSB
45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they knew He was speaking about them.

Matthew 21:45 In-Context

43 “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.
44 Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”
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.
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