Matthew 21:38
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'

King James Bible
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

Darby Bible Translation
But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and possess his inheritance.

World English Bible
But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and seize his inheritance.'

Young's Literal Translation
and the husbandmen having seen the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come, we may kill him, and may possess his inheritance;

Matthew 21:38 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

But when the husbandmen ... - They determined to kill him, and as he was the only son, they supposed they could easily seize on the property It was rented to them; was in their possession; and they resolved to keep it.

This circumstance has probably no reference to any particular conduct of the Jews, but is thrown in to keep up the story and fill up the narrative. An heir is one who succeeds to an estate, commonly a son; an "inheritance" is what an heir receives.

Matthew 21:38 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The vineyard and Its Keepers
'Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Christ and the Unstable.
TEXT: MATT. xxi. 10-16. WE have lately seen from several examples that what is properly to be regarded as the suffering of the Saviour, that is, His pain on account of sin, and of the opposition which it offered to His divine work, did not begin merely with the time which, in a stricter sense, we indicate as His period of suffering, but accompanied Him from the beginning of His earthly life, and more especially during His public career. We shall consider this to-day more closely in connection with
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Synopsis. --A Clearer Conception of Miracle Approached. --Works of Jesus once Reputed Miraculous not So Reputed Now
IV SYNOPSIS.--A clearer conception of miracle approached.--Works of Jesus once reputed miraculous not so reputed now, since not now transcending, as once, the existing range of knowledge and power.--This transfer of the miraculous to the natural likely to continue.--No hard and fast line between the miraculous and the non-miraculous.--Miracle a provisional word, its application narrowing in the enlarging mastery of the secrets of nature and life. At this point it seems possible to approach a clearer
James Morris Whiton—Miracles and Supernatural Religion

Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.
(from Bethany to Jerusalem and Back, Sunday, April 2, a.d. 30.) ^A Matt. XXI. 1-12, 14-17; ^B Mark XI. 1-11; ^C Luke XIX. 29-44; ^D John XII. 12-19. ^c 29 And ^d 12 On the morrow [after the feast in the house of Simon the leper] ^c it came to pass, when he he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, ^a 1 And when they came nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage unto { ^b at} ^a the mount of Olives [The name, Bethphage, is said to mean house of figs, but the
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
2 Samuel 14:7
"Now behold, the whole family has risen against your maidservant, and they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother, that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed, and destroy the heir also.' Thus they will extinguish my coal which is left, so as to leave my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth."

Matthew 21:34
"When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.

Matthew 21:37
"But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'

Matthew 21:39
"They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.

Jump to Previous
Death Farmers Heir Husbandmen Inheritance Kill Let's Owner Possess Property Seize Tenants Themselves Vine-Dressers Vine-Growers Workmen
Jump to Next
Death Farmers Heir Husbandmen Inheritance Kill Let's Owner Possess Property Seize Tenants Themselves Vine-Dressers Vine-Growers Workmen
Links
Matthew 21:38 NIV
Matthew 21:38 NLT
Matthew 21:38 ESV
Matthew 21:38 NASB
Matthew 21:38 KJV

Matthew 21:38 Bible Apps
Matthew 21:38 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 21:38 Chinese Bible
Matthew 21:38 French Bible
Matthew 21:38 German Bible

Matthew 21:38 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Matthew 21:37
Top of Page
Top of Page