Matthew 21:34-36

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

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.

tn Grk “to collect his fruits.”

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