He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "May this never be!"
"He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others." When they heard it, they said, "May it never be!"
"I’ll tell you––he will come and kill them all and lease the vineyard to others." "But God forbid that such a thing should ever happen," his listeners protested.
Right. He'll come and clean house. Then he'll assign the care of the vineyard to others." Those who were listening said, "Oh, no! He'd never do that!"
He will come and put them to destruction and give the garden to others. And when he said this, they said, May it not be so.
He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they said, "Heaven forbid!"
"He will come and destroy those vinedressers and give the vineyard to others." And when they heard it they said, "Certainly not!"
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1 sn The statement that the owner will come and destroy those tenants is a promise of judgment; see Luke 13:34-35; 19:41-44.
2 sn The warning that the owner would give the vineyard to others suggests that the care of the promise and the nation’s hope would be passed to others. This eventually looks to Gentile inclusion; see Eph 2:11-22.
3 tn Grk “they”; the referent (the people addressed in v. 9) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 sn May this never happen! Jesus’ audience got the point and did not want to consider a story where the nation would suffer judgment.