Matthew 21:35
New International Version
"The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

New Living Translation
But the farmers grabbed his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.

English Standard Version
And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Berean Study Bible
But the tenants seized his servants. They beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

Berean Literal Bible
And the farmers having taken his servants, one they beat, and one they killed, and one they stoned.

King James Bible
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

New King James Version
And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another.

New American Standard Bible
And the vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

NASB 1995
"The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

NASB 1977
“And the vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

Amplified Bible
But the tenants took his servants and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

Christian Standard Bible
The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the farmers took his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

American Standard Version
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And the laborers seized his servants; they beat one and another they stoned and another they killed.”

Contemporary English Version
But the renters grabbed those servants. They beat up one, killed one, and stoned one of them to death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

English Revised Version
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Good News Translation
The tenants grabbed his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The workers took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned a third to death.

International Standard Version
But the farmers took his servants and beat one, killed another, and attacked another with stones.

Literal Standard Version
and the farmers having taken his servants, one they scourged, and one they killed, and one they stoned.

NET Bible
But the tenants seized his slaves, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

New Heart English Bible
The tenants took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Weymouth New Testament
but the vine-dressers seized the servants, and one they cruelly beat, one they killed, one they pelted with stones.

World English Bible
The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

Young's Literal Translation
and the husbandmen having taken his servants, one they scourged, and one they killed, and one they stoned.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
34When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit. 35But the tenants seized his servants. They beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. 36Again, he sent other servants, more than the first group. But the tenants did the same to them.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 26:8
and as soon as he had finished telling all the people everything the LORD had commanded him to say, the priests and prophets and all the people seized him, shouting, "You must surely die!

Jeremiah 37:15
The officials were angry with Jeremiah, and they beat him and placed him in jail in the house of Jonathan the scribe, for it had been made into a prison.

Matthew 21:34
When the harvest time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of the fruit.

Matthew 21:36
Again, he sent other servants, more than the first group. But the tenants did the same to them.


Treasury of Scripture

And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

Matthew 5:12
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Matthew 23:31-37
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets…

1 Kings 18:4,13
For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) …









(35) Beat one, and killed another.--The language paints the general treatment of the prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah the son of Jehoiada, being the most conspicuous instances. The language of our Lord in Matthew 23:30; Matthew 23:34, not less than that of Hebrews 11:37, implies that the prophets, as a class, had no light or easy task, and were called upon, one by one, to suffer persecution for the faithful exercise of their office.

Verse 35. - Took his servants. The exaction of rent in kind has always been a fruitful source of dispute, fraud, and discontent. In the Jewish Church God's messengers had been ill treated and put to death (see ch. 23:34-37). "Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?" cried St. Stephen; "and they have slain them which showed before the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been the betrayers and murderers" (Acts 7:52). Beat... killed... stoned. A climax of iniquity and guilt. The statement is probably meant to be general; some, however, endeavour to individualize it, referring the "beating" to the treatment of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 20:1, 2), "killing" to Isaiah (Hebrews 11:37, "sawn asunder"), "stoning" to Zechariah son of Jehoiada (2 Chronicles 24:20, 21). Doubtless, the incidents in such persecutions were often repeated.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

tenants
γεωργοὶ (geōrgoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1092: From ge and the base of ergon; a land-worker, i.e. Farmer.

seized
λαβόντες (labontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

servants.
δούλους (doulous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

They beat
ἔδειραν (edeiran)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1194: To flay, flog, scourge, beat. A primary verb; properly, to flay, i.e. to scourge, or to thrash.

one,
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

killed
ἀπέκτειναν (apekteinan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 615: To put to death, kill; fig: I abolish. From apo and kteino; to kill outright; figuratively, to destroy.

[another],
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

stoned
ἐλιθοβόλησαν (elithobolēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3036: To stone, cast stones (at), kill by stoning. From a compound of lithos and ballo; to throw stones, i.e. Lapidate.

a third.
ὃν (hon)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.


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