And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them.
ContextThe Parable of the Wicked Tenants
33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dig a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to farmers, and went into a far country: 34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did to them likewise. 37But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38But when the farmers saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40When the lord therefore of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers? 41They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other farmers, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42Jesus said to them, Did you 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 marvelous in our eyes? 43Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them. 46But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.
Darby Bible Translation
And the chief priests and the Pharisees, having heard his parables, knew that he spoke about them.
King James Bible
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priests and the Pharisees having heard his similes, knew that of them he speaketh,