Chapter 20Matthew

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1 For the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a householder, who went out with the dawn to hire laborers for his :vineyard. 2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a :day, he sent them into his :vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the market idle; 4 and to those he said, Go YE also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went away. 5 And again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh he went out, and found others standing; and saith to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7 They say to him, Because no one hath hired us. He saith to them, Go YE also into the vineyard. 8 And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his :steward, Call the laborers, and pay their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, they received each a shilling. 10 And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and THEY also received each a shilling. 11 And when they received it, they murmured against the householder, 12 saying, These :last have wrought one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat. 13 But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a shilling? 14 Take up what is thine, and go; but to this :last I will to give even as unto thee. 15 Is it not meet for me to do what I will with :mine? or is thine :eye evil, because I am good? 16 Thus the last shall be first, and the first last.

17 And as Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples apart, and on the way he said to them, 18 Lo, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of :man shall be delivered to the chief priests and scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, 19 and shall deliver him to the nations to :mock, and scourge, and crucify: and the third day he shall rise again.
 
20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her :sons, worshiping, and asking aught of him. 21 And he said to her, What wouldest thou? She saith to him, Command that these my :two sons may sit, one on thy right, and one on thy left, in thy :kingdom. 22 But :Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup that I am about to drink? They say to him, We can. 23 He saith to them, My :cup indeed ye shall drink: but to sit on my right, and on my left, is not mine to give but for whom it hath been prepared of my :Father. 24 And when the ten heard it, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25 But :Jesus called them to him, and said, Ye know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, and their great exercise authority over them. 26 Not thus is it among you: but who would become great among you shall be your servant; 27 and who would be first among you shall be your bondman: 28 even as the Son of :man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his :life a ransom for many.
 
29 And as they were going out from Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And lo, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, David’s Son. 31 And the crowd rebuked them, that they should keep still: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, David’s Son. 32 And :Jesus stopped and called them, and said, What will ye I should do to you? 33 They say to him, Lord, that our :eyes be opened. 34 And :Jesus, pitying them, touched their :eyes; and straightway they looked up, and followed him.

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