1 sn The image of the tenants mistreating the owner’s slaves pictures the nation’s rejection of the prophets and their message.
2 sn The owner’s decision to send his son represents God sending Jesus.
3 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the implied result of the tenants’ decision to kill the son in v. 38.
4 tn Grk “seizing him.” The participle λαβόντες (labontes) has been translated as attendant circumstance.
5 sn Throwing the heir out of the vineyard pictures Jesus’ death outside of Jerusalem.