Matthew 201For the kingdom of heaven is like a man that is an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. ▼
▼penny: the Roman penny is the eighth part of an ounce, which after five shillings the ounce is seven pence halfpenny; about fourteen cents3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4And said to them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went. 5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did the same. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7They say to him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, that shall ye receive. 8So when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last to the first. 9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10But when the first came, they supposed that they should receive more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11And when they had received it, they murmured against the master of the house, 12 Saying, These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day. ▼
▼have wrought...: or, have continued one hour only13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny? 14Take that which is thine, and go thy way: I will give to this last, even as to thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is thy eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen. 17And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples aside in the way, and said to them, 18Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, 19And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him : and the third day he shall rise again. 20Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. 21And he said to her, What wilt thou? She saith to him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. 22But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say to him, We are able. 23And he saith to 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, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared by my Father. 24And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 25But Jesus called them to him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 29And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30And, 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. 31And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 32And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do to you? 33They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
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