New Living Translation
But the farmers grabbed the servant, beat him up, and sent him back empty-handed.
King James Bible
And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
Darby Bible Translation
But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
World English Bible
They took him, beat him, and sent him away empty.
Young's Literal Translation
and they, having taken him, did severely beat him, and did send him away empty.
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LibraryFor the Candid and Thoughtful
It strikes me that this scribe was half-hearted in the work of tempting our Lord, even at the first. I should imagine him to have been a very superior man amongst his fellows, a man of greater light and discernment than the rest, and of greater ability in statement and discussion. Possibly for this cause his brother scribes selected him, and put him forward to ask the testing questions. Now, it will sometimes happen that a man is thrust forward by others to do what he would never have thought of …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
The First and Great Commandment
Woes on the Pharisees
A Gentile woman who lived there came to him, pleading, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! For my daughter is possessed by a demon that torments her severely."
At the time of the grape harvest, he sent one of his servants to collect his share of the crop.
The owner then sent another servant, but they insulted him and beat him over the head.
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