Matthew 20
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CHAPTER 20
1The kingdom of heavens is like to an husbandman, that went out first by the morrow [or early], to hire work-men into his vineyard.
2And when the covenant was made with the workmen, of a penny for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market.
4And he said to them, Go ye also into mine vineyard, and that that shall be rightful, I shall give to you. And they went forth.
5Again he went out about the sixth hour, and the ninth, and did in like manner.
6But about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and said to them, What stand ye idle here all day?
7They say to him, For no man hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into my vineyard.
8And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his procurator, Call the workmen, and yield to them their hire, and begin thou at the last till to the first.
9And so when they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, also they took every each of them a penny, [or even-pence, that is, every man a penny].
10But the first came, and deemed, that they should take more, but they [also] took each one by themselves a penny [or even-pence].
11and in the taking, they grutched against the husbandman,
12and said, These last wrought one hour, and thou hast made them even to us, that have borne the charge of the day, and [the] heat?
13And he answered to one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee none wrong [or no wrong]; whether thou hast not accorded with me for a penny?
14Take thou that that is thine, and go; for I will give to this last man, as to thee.
15Whether it is not leaveful to me to do that that I will? Whether thine eye is wicked, for I am good?
16So the last shall be the first, and the first shall be the last; for many be called, but few be chosen.
17And Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and took his twelve disciples in private, and said to them,
18Lo! we go up to Jerusalem, and man’s Son shall be betaken to princes of priests, and to scribes; and they shall condemn him to death.
19And they shall betake him to heathen men, for to be scorned, and scourged, and crucified; and the third day he shall rise again to life.
20Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, honouring [or worshipping], and asking something of him.
21And he said to her, What wilt thou? She saith to him, Say that these two my sons sit [or that these my two sons sit], one at thy right half, and one at thy left half, in thy kingdom.
22Jesus answered, and said, Ye know not what ye ask. May ye drink of the cup that I shall drink of? [or that I am to drink?] They say to him, We may.
23He saith to them, Ye shall drink my cup; but to sit at my right half or [at my] left half, is not mine to give to you; but to whom it is made ready of my Father.
24And the ten hearing, had indignation of the two brethren.
25But Jesus called them to him, and said, Ye know, that [the] princes of heathen men be lords of them, and they that be [the] greater [or more], use power on them.
26It shall not be so among you; but whoever will be made [the] greater [or more] among you, be he your minister;
27and whoever among you will be the first, he shall be your servant.
28As man’s Son came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life redemption for many.
29And when they went out of Jericho, much people pursued him.
30And lo! two blind men sat beside the way, and heard that Jesus passed; and they cried, and said, Lord, the son of David, have mercy on us.
31And the people blamed them, that they should be still; and they cried the more, and said, Lord, the son of David, have mercy on us.
32And Jesus stood, and called them, and said, What will ye, that I do to you?
33They say to him, Lord, that our eyes be opened.
34And Jesus had mercy on them, and touched their eyes; and anon they saw, and pursued him.

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