Matthew 20

1For the kingdom of the heavens is compared to a man, a house-ruler, who went out in the early morning at the same time to hire workmen for his vineyard. 2And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And having gone out about the third hour, he saw others having stood idle in the marketplace. 4And he said to those men, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever would be right I will give you, and they went. 5Again having gone out about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did likewise. 6And having gone out about the eleventh hour, he found others who have stood idle. And he says to them, Why have ye stood here idle the whole day? 7They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever would be right ye will receive. 8And having become evening, the lord of the vineyard says to his manager, Call the workmen, and render to them their wage, having begun from the last until the first. 9And those who came about the eleventh hour, each received a denarius. 10But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more. And they also received a denarius each. 11And when they received it, they murmured against the house-ruler, 12saying, These last did one hour, and thou have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the heat. 13But having answered, he said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong. Did thou not agree with me for a denarius? 14Take thine and go. But I want to give to this last man, as to thee also. 15Is it not permitted for me to do what I want with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last will be first, and the first last, for many are called, but few chosen. 17And while going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the twelve disciples in private on the way, and he said to them, 18Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and scholars. And they will condemn him to death, 19and will deliver him to the Gentiles to ridicule, and to scourge, and to crucify. And the third day he will rise. 20Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, worshiping, and asking something from him. 21And he said to her, What do thou want? She says to him, Speak that these my two sons may sit, one at thy right hand and one at thy left hand in thy kingdom. 22But having answered, Jesus said, Ye know not what ye are asking. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am going to drink, or to be immersed the immersion that I am immersed? They say to him, We are able. 23And he says to them, Ye will indeed drink my cup, and ye will be immersed the immersion that I am immersed. But to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but to whom it has been prepared by my Father. 24And when the ten heard it, they were indignant about the two brothers. 25But having summoned them, Jesus said, Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord over them, and their eminent men have power over them. 26But it shall not be so among you. Rather whoever wants to become great among you, he shall be your helper, 27and whoever wants be first among you shall be your bondman. 28Just as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. 29And when they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30And behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, having heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Be merciful to us, Lord, thou son of David. 31And the multitude rebuked them, so that they would be quiet, but they cried out greater, saying, Be merciful to us, Lord, thou son of David. 32And having stood still, Jesus called them and said, What do ye want that I would do to you? 33They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34And having felt compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and straightaway they received their sight, and followed him.
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