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Matthew 21:34

    Matthew 21:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the time for the fruit came near, he sent his servants to the workmen, to get the fruit.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

    World English Bible

    When the season for the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his fruit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 21:34

    He sent his servants - Prophets, which, from time to time, he sent to the Jewish nation to call both priests and people back to the purity of his holy religion.

    Receive the fruits of it - Alluding to the ancient custom of paying the rent of a farm in kind; that is, by a part of the produce of the farm. This custom anciently prevailed in most nations; and still prevails in the highlands of Scotland, and in some other places. The Boldon book, a survey made of the state of the bishopric of Durham in 1183, shows how much of the rents was paid in cows, sheep, pigs, fowls, eggs, etc., the remaining part being made up chiefly by manual labor.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 21:34

    And when the time of the fruit drew near ... - The time of gathering the fruit.

    The vineyard was let out, probably, for a part of the fruit, and the owner sent to receive the part that was his.

    Sent his servants - These, doubtless, represent the prophets sent to the Jewish people.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 21:34

    21:34 He sent his servants - His extraordinary messengers, the prophets: to the husbandmen - The ordinary preachers or ministers of the Jews.