verse 65 of the gospel of thomas

a virtuous man owned a vineyard which he gave to farmers to be tilled, having agreed to receive the fruit from them

he sent his servant to collect the fruits, and he was seized, beaten and almost killed

the servant returned, and told his master of this

perhaps they did not recognize him, thought the master, so he sent another servant

the farmers beat him too

then the man sent his son thinking they will respect my son

the farmers knew that he was the heir, and they seized and killed him 

he who has ears to hear let him hear

translated by nancy johnson