Matthew 21:34

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when the time of the fruite drew neere, he sent his seruants to the husbandmen, that they might receiue the fruits of it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

But when the time of fruit drew near, he sent his bondmen to the husbandmen to receive his fruits.
- Darby Bible

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

When vintage-time approached, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers to receive his share of the grapes;
- Weymouth Bible

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

But whanne the tyme of fruytis neiyede, he sente his seruauntis to the erthe tilieris, to take fruytis of it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And when the season of the fruits came nigh, he sent his servants unto the husbandmen, to receive the fruits of it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 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.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:34


Mt 21:34 When the time of the fruit drew near. Probably no definite time, but whenever any special duty was to be done, or special call to repentance made, as by the prophets. He sent his servants. The prophets. That they might receive his fruits. The householder's share. The rent was to be paid in a stipulated portion of the produce. The fruits were obedience, love, righteous living, teaching the true God to the nations, etc.

Discussion for Matthew 21

  • A disciple
    Hi Ricky; You just said it perfectly! What about the thief on the cross? He knew that his own punishment was just, but that Jesus had done nothing wrong. He believed that Jesus was the Saviour and the King regardless of what evil men had done to Him. He asked the Lord to remember him when He comes into His kingdom. Faith and asking for mercy was all he had; and so the Lord received him completely!
  • Ricky hastings
    What about the thief on the cross that Christ for give .HE was never baptism
  • Cross
    Dear Insight777: I'm sorry, but do you really mean to say that Jesus taught water baptism removes sin? Because if that's the case, then Jesus Himself is a sinner since he went through water baptism too. Jesus' baptism is a sign of obedience to the Father. A confirmation that Jesus is willing to complete the plan of salvation by dying on the cross to redeem us from sin.
  • Insight777
    V16, interesting way Jesus expressed that the praise he was receiving was taught from the Priests. The people in the temple were raised to believe the Son of David would be their Christ. The miracles Jesus preformed were because he is the Son of God, not David. That does not mean the people were correct that Christ is from David but they were correct in seeing Jesus is Christ. Priests want control
  • C
    I have always wondered why Jesus did what he did to the fig tree in Verse 19. I think I saw the answer today in verses 41 and 43. I think it he was illustrating the warning to the Chief Priests, Scribes and others who were exercising their religion to be seen of men and not to be fruitful to God.
  • Insight777
    Jesus was angry over pagan rituals that are lies. Jesus teaches water baptism removes sin and these priests deny that. They preach death removes sin and it does not. Yes, Jesus was angry over the money because the money is the reason this false practice was started. It had nothing to do with removal of sin, it was extortion in the name of God so the priests can gain wealth. Fear made people comply

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