Mark 12:2
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New International Version
At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.

King James Bible
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent a bondman to the husbandmen at the season, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

World English Bible
When it was time, he sent a servant to the farmer to get from the farmer his share of the fruit of the vineyard.

Young's Literal Translation
and he sent unto the husbandmen at the due time a servant, that from the husbandmen he may receive from the fruit of the vineyard,

Mark 12:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A certain man planted a vineyard - See this parable explained, Matthew 21:33-41 (note).

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Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither...

Matthew 21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it.

Luke 20:10 And at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the farmers beat him...

a servant.

Judges 6:8-10 That the LORD sent a prophet to the children of Israel, which said to them, Thus said the LORD God of Israel...

2 Kings 17:13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying...

2 Chronicles 36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending...

Ezra 9:11 Which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The land, to which you go to possess it...

Jeremiah 25:4,5 And the LORD has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but you have not listened...

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying...

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh...

Micah 7:1 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat...

Zechariah 1:3-6 Therefore say you to them, Thus said the LORD of hosts; Turn you to me, said the LORD of hosts, and I will turn to you...

Zechariah 7:7 Should you not hear the words which the LORD has cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity...

Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given...

John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer...

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

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God's Last Arrow
'Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them.'--Mark xii. 6. Reference to Isaiah v. There are differences in detail here which need not trouble us. Isaiah's parable is a review of the theocratic history of Israel, and clearly the messengers are the prophets; here Christ speaks of Himself and His own mission to Israel, and goes on to tell of His death as already accomplished. I. The Son who follows and surpasses the servants. (a) Our Lord here places Himself in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Marvels of Holy Scripture, --Moral and Physical. --Jael's Deed Defended. --Miracles vindicated.
Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God. ON a certain occasion, the Son of Man was asked what was thought a hard question by those who, in His day, professed "the negative Theology [588] ." There was a moral and there was physical marvel to be solved. Both difficulties were met by a single sentence. The Sadducean judgment had gone astray from the Truth, (planasthe our Saviour said,) from a twofold cause: (1) The men did not understand those very Scriptures
John William Burgon—Inspiration and Interpretation

A Serious Persuasive to Such a Method of Spending Our Days as is Represented in the Former Chapter.
1, 2. Christians fix their views too low, and indulge too indolent a disposition, which makes it more necessary to urge such a life as that under consideration.--3. It is therefore enforced, from its being apparently reasonable, considering ourselves as the creatures of God, and as redeemed by the blond of Christ.--4. From its evident tendency to conduce to our comfort in life.--5. From the influence it will have to promote our usefulness to others.--6. From its efficacy to make afflictions lighter.--7.
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

The Cross as a Social Principle
Social Redemption is Wrought by Vicarious Suffering DAILY READINGS First Day: The Prophetic Succession And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard. And they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
Walter Rauschenbusch—The Social Principles of Jesus

Cross References
Matthew 21:34
When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.

Mark 12:1
Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place.

Mark 12:3
But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

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