Matthew 20 ©

1 The parable of the labourers who were hired at different hours to work in the vineyard. 17 Jesus foretelleth his own passion and resurrection: 20 answereth the request of the mother of Zebedee's children, and quencheth the indignation of the other disciples thereat. 29 He giveth sight to two blind men.


FOR athe kingdom of heaven is like unto ba man that is an householder, which went out cearly in the morning to hire dlabourers into his vineyard.


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


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


And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and fwhatsoever 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, gWhy stand ye here all the day idle?


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


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


And when they came that were hired about the jeleventh hour, they received every man a 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 kmurmured against the *goodman of the house,


Saying, These last 1have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, lwhich have borne the burden and heat of the day.


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


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


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


pSo the last shall be first, and the first last: qfor many be called, but few chosen.


rAnd Jesus going up to Jerusalem stook the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,


Behold, twe 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,


And shall udeliver him to the Gentiles to vmock, and to *scourge, and to crucify him : and wthe third day he shall rise again.


xThen came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, 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 may sit, ythe one zon thy right hand, and the other on the left, ain thy kingdom.


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


And he saith unto them, eYe 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, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them ffor whom it is prepared of my Father.


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


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


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


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


iEven as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for jmany.


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


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


nAnd 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 owill ye that I shall do unto you?


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


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