They will respect my son

Mark 12:6 AV
Having yet therefore one son,
his wellbeloved¹,
he sent² him also³ last⁴ unto them,
saying, They will reverence my son.‭

¹) Dearly beloved, well beloved, favorite.
²) Greek: ἀποστέλλω‭ (apostello); ‭to order (one) to go to a place appointed‭.
³) Likewise.
⁴) Extreme‭; last in time or in place‭; last in a series; last in a temporal succession‭.

Other translations

He had still one left [to send], a beloved son; last of all he sent him to them, saying, They will respect my son. [AMP]

He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' [ESV]

Finally there was only one left: a beloved son. In a last-ditch effort, he sent him, thinking, Surely they will respect my son. [MSB]

Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. [KJV]

He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, 'They will respect my son.' [NIV]

until there was only one left--his son whom he loved dearly. The owner finally sent him, thinking, 'Surely they will respect my son.' [NLT]

Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, They will respect my son. [NKJV]


The conflict with the chief priests becomes more acute and manifests itself in discussions. Part of this is the parable of “the unrighteous vinedressers”.

Someone planted a vineyard, sparing no expense or effort. Tenants get the vineyard into use, with the intention that they will ensure payment of the rent.

But how different does it turn out.
The unjust tenants do not shrink from anything; even the owner’s son is killed.

The meaning of the parable is well understood by the chief priests: it all referred to themselves; they were compared to unrighteous vinedressers.

Jesus’s words made them very angry, but what could they do?
The people are still on the hand of Jesus…
They are in a difficult position, but their ‘solution’ is getting closer …

Many today choose the same solution as the the high priests did.
And you?
▪︎ Are you also calling on people to leave?
▪︎ Are you also complaining, so messages will be deleted?
▪︎ Are you also making sure, nobody can follow?
▪︎ Are you also making sure the messages will be silenced?

Is that also your solution?
Just to make sure you (and others) will not hear His call anymore?

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