New Living Translation
"But when the tenant farmers saw his son coming, they said to one another, 'Here comes the heir to this estate. Come on, let's kill him and get the estate for ourselves!'
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;
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Now the rest of the family is demanding, 'Let us have your son. We will execute him for murdering his brother. He doesn't deserve to inherit his family's property.' They want to extinguish the only coal I have left, and my husband's name and family will disappear from the face of the earth."
At the time of the grape harvest, he sent his servants to collect his share of the crop.
"Finally, the owner sent his son, thinking, 'Surely they will respect my son.'
So they grabbed him, dragged him out of the vineyard, and murdered him.
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