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Matthew 21:41

They said unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other tenants, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
He will bring those evil men to an evil end. This answer was made by some of them. Yet St. Luke (xx. 16,) tells us, that others among them, (whom we may take to be the Scribes and Pharisees) cried out, God forbid; seeing well enough that this was a prediction of their future ruin. (Witham) If we compare this text with St. Luke, it will appear that it was from the midst of the people that this answer was given, which was confirmed by Jesus Christ, and at which the high priests were so indignant, because they saw clearly it must fall upon themselves. (Bible de Vence) ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
And Luke indeed says, that He declared what these men should suffer; and they said, God forbid; and He added the testimony [of Scripture]. For He beheld them, and said, What is it then that is written? The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the head of the corner; and every one that falls upon it shall be broken. Luke 20:17-18 But Matthew, that they themselves delivered the sentence. But this is not a contradiction. For indeed both things were done, both themselves passed the sentence against themselves; and again, when they perceived what they had said, they added, God forbid; and He set up the prophet against them, persuading them that certainly this would be. Nevertheless, not even so did He plainly reveal the Gentiles, that He might afford them no handle, but signified it darkly by saying, He will give the vineyard to others. For this purpose then did He speak by a parable, that themselves might pass the sentence, which was done in the case of David also, whe...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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