Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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:
"To you then I will explain the parable of the Sower.
Then He began to speak to them in figurative language. "There was once a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, fenced it round, dug a pit for the wine-tank, and built a strong lodge. Then he let the place to vine-dressers and went abroad.
Then He proceeded to speak a parable to the people. "There was a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, let it out to vine-dressers, and went abroad for a considerable time.
"I am the Vine--the True Vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser.
"The Scribes," He said, "and the Pharisees sit in the chair of Moses.
"Why, it is like a man who, when going on his travels, called his bondservants and entrusted his property to their care.
It is like a man living abroad who has left his house, and given the management to his servants--to each one his special duty--and has ordered the porter to keep awake.
So He said to them, "A man of noble family travelled to a distant country to obtain the rank of king, and to return.