Matthew 20 ©

1 By the parable of the laborers, hired at several hours, and sent into the vineyard, and at evening receiving a like reward, Christ teaches how He shall hereafter reward those who have served Him. 17 Foretells again His suffering, death and resurrection. 20 Answers the mother of Zebedee’s children to her request. 24 And admonishes His disciples to take heed of ambition and worldly domination. 29 About Jericho, restores two blind men to their sight.


FOR1 the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is 2an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.


And when he had agreed with the labourers for a 3pennya a day, he sent them into his vineyard.


And he went out about the 4third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,


And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.


Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.


And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?


They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.


So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his 5steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.


And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man 6a penny.


But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.


And when they had received it, they 7murmured against the goodmanb of the house,


Saying, These last have 8wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.


But he answered one of them, and said, 9Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?


Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.


Isc it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye 10evil, because I am good?


Sod the last shall be 11first, and the first 12last: fore many be called, but few chosen.


¶Andf Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,


Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,


Andg shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.


¶Thenh came to him the 13mother of Zebedee's children with her 14sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.


And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons 15may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.


But Jesus answered and said, Yei16know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the 17cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism thatj I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.


And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, 18is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is 19prepared ofk my Father.


And when the 20ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.


But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Yel know that the princes of the 21Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.


Butm it shall not be so among 22you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;


Andn whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:


Eveno as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give hisp23life a 24ransom 25for many.


Andq as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.


¶And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.


And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.


And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?


They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.


So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.