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34收果子 的时候 近了 ,就打发 仆人 到 园户 那里去收 果子 。
34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
34 Verse 34. He sent his servants] Prophets, which, from time to

time, he sent to the Jewish nation to call both priests and people

back to the purity of his holy religion.



Receive the fruits of it.] Alluding to the ancient custom of

paying the rent of a farm in kind; that is, by a part of the

produce of the farm. This custom anciently prevailed in most

nations; and still prevails in the highlands of Scotland, and in

some other places. The Boldon book, a survey made of the state of

the bishopric of Durham in 1183, shows how much of the rents was

paid in cows, sheep, pigs, fowls, eggs, &c., the remaining part

being made up chiefly by manual labour.

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