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Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church
33 -Listen to another parable- There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey.--34 When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.--35 -The tenants seized his servants- they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.--36 Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way.--37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said.--38 -But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and take his inheritance.'--39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.--40 -Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants----41 -He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,- they replied, -and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.---42 Jesus said to them, -Have you never read in the Scriptures- - 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone - the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ---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 He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he 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.