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Chapter 20

Matt. 20:1 For the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a man that is a land owner, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

Matt. 20:2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Matt. 20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

Matt. 20:4 and said to them; go you also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Matt. 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

Matt. 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and said to them, why stand you here all the day idle?

Matt. 20:7 They say to him, because no man has hired us. He said to them, go you also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall you receive.

Matt. 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, call the laborers, and give them their pay, beginning from the last to the first.

Matt. 20:9 When they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a denarius.

Matt. 20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a denarius.

Matt. 20:11 So when they had received it, they murmured against the land owner,

Matt. 20:12 saying, these last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

Matt. 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, friend, I do you no wrong: did you not agree with me for a denarius?

Matt. 20:14 Take that which is yours, and go your way: I will give this to the last, just as to you.

Matt. 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Matt. 20:16 So the last will be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

Matt. 20:17 Now Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples aside on the way, and said to them,

Matt. 20:18 behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man is about to be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,

Matt. 20:19 And will deliver him to the nations to mock, and to whip, and to crucify Him: and the third day He will rise again.

Matt. 20:20 Then came to Him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshiping Him, and desiring a certain thing of Him.

Matt. 20:21 He said to her, what will you? She said to Him, grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on Your right hand, and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.

Matt. 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, you know not what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I am about to drink of, and to be immersed with the immersion that I am about to be immersed with? They say to Him, we are able.

Matt. 20:23 He said to them, you will drink indeed of My cup, and be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with: but to sit on My right hand, and on My left, is not Mine to give, but it will be given to them for whom it is prepared by My Father.

Matt. 20:24 When the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers.

Matt. 20:25 But Jesus called them to Him, and said, you know that the rulers of the nations exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

Matt. 20:26 But it will not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your servant;

Matt. 20:27 And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave:

Matt. 20:28 just as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.

Matt. 20:29 As they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.

Matt. 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, have mercy on us, O Lord, You son of David.

Matt. 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more saying have mercy on us, O Lord, You son of David!

Matt. 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, what are you wanting Me to do to you?

Matt. 20:33 They say to Him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

Matt. 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.