New Living Translation
"But what do you think about this? A man with two sons told the older boy, 'Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.'
King James Bible
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
Darby Bible Translation
But what think ye? A man had two children, and coming to the first he said, Child, go to-day, work in my vineyard.
World English Bible
But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, 'Son, go work today in my vineyard.'
Young's Literal Translation
'And what think ye? A man had two children, and having come to the first, he said, Child, go, to-day be working in my vineyard.'
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxi. 19, Where Jesus Dried up the Fig-Tree; and on the Words, Luke xxiv. 28, Where He Made A
1. The lesson of the Holy Gospel which has just been read, has given us an alarming warning, lest we have leaves only, and have no fruit. That is, in few words, lest words be present and deeds be wanting. Very terrible! Who does not fear when in this lesson he sees with the eyes of the heart the withered tree, withered at that word being spoken to it, "Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever"?  Let the fear work amendment, and the amendment bring forth fruit. For without doubt, the …
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The Withered Fig Tree
But Hobab replied, "No, I will not go. I must return to my own land and family."
"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
So they finally replied, "We don't know." And Jesus responded, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I do these things.
The son answered, 'No, I won't go,' but later he changed his mind and went anyway.
"Now listen to another story. A certain landowner planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country.
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