43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
43 Verse 43. Therefore say I] Thus showing them, that to them
alone the parable belonged. The kingdom of God shall be taken
from you-the Gospel shall be taken from you, and given to the
Gentiles, who will receive it, and bring forth fruit to the glory
Bringing forth the fruits] As in an allusion is made
to paying the landlord in kind, so here the Gentiles are
represented as paying God thus. The returns which He expects for
his grace are the fruits of grace; nothing can ever be acceptable
in the sight of God that does not spring from himself.