The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them.
And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they understood that He was speaking about them.
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.
But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.’