Matthew 20

CHAPTER 20

The Parable of the Vineyard

[7likened 1For 6is 2the 3kingdom 4of the 5heavens] to a man, a master of a house, who came forth at the same time in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. And having agreed with the workers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And having come forth around the third hour, he beheld others standing in the market idle. And to those he said, You go also yourselves into the vineyard! and what ever might be just I will give to you. And they went forth. Again going forth around the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise. And around the eleventh hour, having come forth, he found others standing idle, and he says to them, Why [2here 1do you stand] the entire day idle? They say to him that, No one hired us. He says to them, You go also yourselves into the vineyard, and what ever might be just you shall receive! And evening having become, says the master of the vineyard to his caretaker, Call the workers, and render to them the wage! beginning from the last unto the first. And the ones having come around the eleventh hour, received each a denarius. 10 And having come, the first ones thought that [2more 1they shall receive]; and they received also themselves each a denarius. 11 And having received, they grumbled against the master of the house, 12 saying that, These last [2for only one 3hour 1produced], and [2equal 3to us 1you made them], the ones bearing the load of the day and the burning wind. 13 And he responding said to one of them, My companion, [3not 1I wrong 2you]; [2not 5for a denarius 1did you 3agree 4with me]? 14 Carry yours and go! But I want [2to these 3last ones 1to give] as also to you. 15 Or is it not allowed to me to do what I want in the things mine? Is it your eye is wicked, that I am good? 16 Thus will be the last first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen. 17 And [2ascending 1Jesus] unto Jerusalem, took with himself the twelve disciples in private on the way, and he said to them; 18 Behold, we ascend unto Jerusalem, and the son of man shall be delivered up to the chief priests, and scribes, and they shall condemn him to death. 19 And they shall deliver him up to the nations, to mock and to whip and to crucify; and in the third day he shall rise up.

The Mother of the Sons of Zebedee

20 Then came forward to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons doing obeisance, and asking something from him. 21 And he said to her, What do you want? She says to him, Say that [5should sit 1these 3two 4sons 2my], one on your right, and one on your left, in your kingdom! 22 And answering Jesus said, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup which I am about to drink? And the immersion which I am immersed to be immersed? They say to him, We are able. 23 And he says to them, Indeed, my cup you shall drink, and the immersion which I am immersed you shall be immersed; but to sit on my right and on my left is not mine to give, but to the ones whom it has been prepared by my father. 24 And having heard, the ten were indignant about the two brothers. 25  And Jesus having called them, said, You know that the rulers of the nations dominate them, and the great ones exercise authority over them. 26 [2not 3so 1But] shall it be with you. But who ever should want among you [2great 1to become], shall be your servant. 27 And who ever should want among you to be first, shall be your servant. 28 As the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom instead of many. 29 And of their going forth from Jericho, there followed to him [multitude 1a great]. 30 And behold, two blind men sitting down by the way, having heard that Jesus is passing by, cried out, saying, Show mercy on us, O Lord, son of David! 31 But the multitude reproached them that they should keep silent. But all the greater they cried out, saying, Show mercy on us, O Lord, son of David! 32 And standing, Jesus called them, and said, What do you want I should do to you? 33 They say to him, O Lord, that [3should be open 1our 2eyes]. 34 And moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. And immediately [3gained sight 1their 2eyes], and they followed him.
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