||Listen to another parable. There was a man, the father of a family, who planted a vineyard, and surrounded it with a hedge, and dug a press in it, and built a tower. And he loaned it out to farmers, and he set out to sojourn abroad.
||Then, when the time of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, so that they might receive its fruits.
||And when the leaders of the priests, and the Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them.
||And though they sought to take hold of him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.