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Matthew 21:34-36

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21:34 When the harvest time was near, he sent his slaves 1  to the tenants to collect his portion of the crop. 2  21:35 But the tenants seized his slaves, beat one, 3  killed another, and stoned another. 21:36 Again he sent other slaves, more than the first, and they treated them the same way.

1 tn See the note on the word “slave” in 8:9.

sn These slaves represent the prophets God sent to the nation, who were mistreated and rejected.

2 tn Grk “to collect his fruits.”

3 sn The image of the tenants mistreating the owner’s slaves pictures the nation’s rejection of the prophets and their message.



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