12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

Other Translations of Luke 20:12

New International Version

12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.

English Standard Version

12  And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out.

The Message

12 He tried a third time. They worked that servant over from head to foot and dumped him in the street.

New King James Version

12 And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also and cast him out.

New Living Translation

12 A third man was sent, and they wounded him and chased him away.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 20:12

Commentary on Luke 20:9-19

(Read Luke 20:9-19)

Christ spake this parable against those who resolved not to own his authority, though the evidence of it was so full. How many resemble the Jews who murdered the prophets and crucified Christ, in their enmity to God, and aversion to his service, desiring to live according to their lusts, without control! Let all who are favoured with God's word, look to it that they make proper use of their advantages. Awful will be the doom, both of those who reject the Son, and of those who profess to reverence Him, yet render not the fruits in due season. Though they could not but own that for such a sin, such a punishment was just, yet they could not bear to hear of it. It is the folly of sinners, that they persevere in sinful ways, though they dread the destruction at the end of those ways.