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He Will Miserably Destroy Those Wicked Men

Postby Spiritblade Disciple » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:34 pm

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    Matthew 21:33‭-‬43 King James Version
      Hear another parable: "There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

      "Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, 'They will reverence my son.' But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.' And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

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

      They say unto him, "He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons."

      Jesus saith unto them, "Did ye never read in the scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?'

      "Therefore say I unto you, the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."



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Re: He Will Miserably Destroy Those Wicked Men

Postby Spiritblade Disciple » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:02 pm

Rev. Dr. Finis Jennings Dake wrote:Notes For Verse 33
a [parable: There was a certain householder ...] The 42nd parable in Mt. (note, Mt. 18:23). This illustrates that the responsibility of propagating the Kingdom of God would be taken from the Jews and given to the Gentiles (Mt. 21:43-46).

b [tower] A booth for watchmen (Isa. 1:8; 5:2).

c [let it out] Three kinds of leases were given:
    1. Laborers received part of the crop.
    2. Full rent was paid in money.
    3. A portion was paid to the owner.

Leases were for a year, for life, or were hereditary. This last was the kind here. It is not possible to make all the details fit into the common Jewish or Christian interpretations, such as giving meanings to the fence, tower, etc. The main teaching is clear and that is plainly stated in the point illustrated in Mt. 21:42-46.

Vineyards of Palestine:

    1. In some vineyards the vines were planted in rows 8 or 10 feet apart and trained on stakes. In others, they were planted in 2 rows and made to slant toward each other, forming an arch. The stock was allowed to grow 6 to 8 feet high, being fastened in position by strong stakes. The shoots were allowed to grow from one plant to another. Some vineyards were planted on the side of a terraced hill, the old branches being permitted to trail along the ground, while the fruitbearing shoots were propped up with forked sticks. Still others were planted so that the vines could be trained to grow over heaps of stones (called grape-mounds) to keep the clusters off the ground.

    2. Vineyards were sometimes fenced with a wall of stone (Num. 22:24; Prov. 24:31) or thorny plants (Ps. 80:12). Sometimes both were used (Isa. 5:5). Large mud-bricks about 1 yard wide, 1 yard thick, and 2 yards long were also used.

    3. The winepress generally consisted of 2 parts -- the receptacle for the grapes and the vat for the juice. Either part was sometimes called the press. The juice ran out the receptacle into the lower vat to purify the juice of sediment. Some vats were 8 to 10 feet square and 15 to 20 inches deep, the bottom being slightly sloped toward one end. Another vat lower than this was used at times for further purification purposes. The grapes were trodden in the receptacle, the juice running out of closely grated hole into the vat (Judg. 9:27; Neh. 13:15; Isa. 63:1-8; Amos 9:13; Rev. 14:17-20; 19:15). From 2 to 8 people would tread on the grapes, supported by ropes hung from crossbeams over their heads. The pressure of feet would naturally spatter juice over the garments (Gen. 49:11; Isa. 63:1-8).

    4. The tower was a temporary dwelling for the guard who watched over the vineyard to keep thieves and wild beasts out while the fruit was ripening. Some towers were mere booths which lasted only a season, while others were more permanent -- built of stone (see pt. 2, Three Comparisions of Zion). Towers were circular or square in shape and 15 to 50 feet high.

Notes For Verse 40
a [what will he do unto those husbandmen?] Question 125. Next, Mt. 21:42.

Notes For Verse 41
a [He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons] Their answer showed that they understood the parable. The story is similar to the one where Jews killed servants God sent them. Last of all God sent His Son. Now the prediction was that they would kill Him as the husbandmen did the son of the owner of the vineyard they had leased. The husbandmen were destroyed and the vineyard leased to others. This meaning is clear from the application in Mt. 21:42-46.

Notes For Verse 42
a [Did ye never read in scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?] Question 126. Next, Mt. 22:12.

b [The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner] The 18th Old Testament prophecy fulfilled in Matthew (Mt. 21:42; Ps. 118:22). Next, Mt. 22:24. This applies to Jesus and His rejection by the Jews, who, after a period of rejecting, will accept Him as their Messiah (Mt. 23:37-39; Rom. 11:25-29).

c [Lord's doing] The Lord had predicted all this and was in the background fulfilling every detail (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 8:32).

d [marvellous in our eyes] The Lord's plan of redemption is marvelous (Rom. 11:33; Eph. 3:16-19; 1Pet. 1:10-12).

Notes For Verse 43
a [Kingdom of God shall be taken from you ...] The 35th New Testament prophecy in Matthew (Mt. 21:43-44, fulfilled). Next, Mt. 23:34.

b [nation] Greek: ethnos (GSN-<G1484>), race or nation, meaning the Gentiles who took the place of Jews in the gospel program (Acts 13:46-49; 15:13-18; Rom. 10:19 -- Rom. 11:26).

Notes For Verse 44
a [whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder] Whoever throws himself on the mercy of Christ shall be broken and made contrite (Ps. 34:18; 51:17; 147:3), but whoever rejects His mercy shall be completely crushed (Greek: likmao (GSN-<G3039>), be scattered like chaff, Mt. 21:44; Lk. 20:18). This scattering like chaff refers to the dispersion of the nation (Lk. 21:24). The term "broken in pieces" refers to complete defeat and destruction in Isa. 8:9; Jer. 50:2; cp. Dan. 2:35,44-45.

Dake's Annotated Reference Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments of the Authorized or King James Version Text.




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