Matthew 21:40

When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When the Lord therefore of the Uineyard commeth, what will he doe vnto those husbandmen?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
- American Standard Version (1901)

When, then, the lord of the vine-garden comes, what will he do to those workmen?
- Basic English Bible

When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what shall he do to those husbandmen?
- Darby Bible

When therefore the Lord of the vineyard cometh, what will he do to those husbandmen?
- Webster's Bible

When then the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-dressers?"
- Weymouth Bible

When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers?"
- World English Bible

Therfor whanne the lord of the vyneyerd schal come, what schal he do to thilke erthe tilieris?
- Wycliffe Bible

whenever therefore the lord of the vineyard may come, what will he do to these husbandmen?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:40


Mt 21:40 When the lord therefore . . . cometh, what will he do? This question is addressed to the Jews, who seem to have been so carried away by the vivid description that they answered without seeing that they pronounced their own sentence. See Mt 21:41.

Discussion for Matthew 21

  • Pat H.
    The symbol of Baptism we confess all of our sins to the Father and we are baptised with water that we have been washed in the blood of Jesus and have been cleansed so when we arise from the baptism we walk with Jesus in our hearts as well as in our actions. Baptism alone does not save you; but our faith in Jesus can!
  • A disciple
    Pam; The reason for repentance from dead works, is to serve the LORD by good works and bear good fruit unto God! If you read the story of the beginning you will see that the human species was alienated and made unfit for God because of sin. So God announced Christ must come to undo the works of the devil and reconcile us to God. If we don't produce good fruit we will be cut down as worthless!
  • Pam barnwell
    It's the blood that's merits. us into heaven, we cannot live good enough, good morel people still has to be saved by the blood of Christ. If we could get there on works, we would still be under law and Christ wouldn't had to die.
  • A disciple
    Lou; are you saying then, that we should just dismiss everything the LORD said about being wise and doing what He says? And what about ALL the writings of the Apostles and Prophets, who spoke in the Name of the LORD, condemning the wicked for NOT keeping God's commandments? Do you think God is afraid that we might think we can save ourselves if we obey Him? "IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS."
  • A disciple
    Lou; Shouldn't your faith be seen in a real conversion and new course in life; and the effect of His saving grace be reflected in your new manner of life? Jesus said many, many times; that if we didn't DO whatsoever He says, and we don't bear fruit; that we would be cut off and die, and NOT be permitted to enter into His kingdom. We keep His commandments and do what He says because we love Him!
  • Lou
    Ricky, and Disciple, you have understanding. There is one thing required for salvation, as stated in John 3:16. We should dismiss any idea that our actions have any part in our salvation, nothing we do is good enough that it should add to what Jesus did. We cannot "help" Christ to save us, we are capable of believing, and the Word builds up our believing (faith)...Jesus is The Living Word of God.

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