Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his teaching,
Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why do you speak unto them in parables?
But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.
And Jesus answered and spoke unto them again by parables, and said,
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
And they said unto him, Where will you that we prepare?
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into a far country:
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out to tenants, and went into a far country for a long time.
You have brought a vine out of Egypt: you have cast out the nations, and planted it.
Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved regarding his vineyard. My well-beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill:
Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then are you turned into the degenerate plant of a wild vine unto me?
He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser.
And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
You came down also upon mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right ordinances, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
He shows his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
And I gave them my statutes, and showed them my judgments, which if a man does, he shall even live by them.
This is he, that was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the living oracles to give unto us:
What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Song of Songs 8:11
Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; everyone for its fruit was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place, where there could be a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels, it shall even be briers and thorns.
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
And not many days later the younger son gathered everything together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.