King James VersionMatthew20


1 For the king­dom of heav­en is like unto a man that is an house­hold­er, which went out ear­ly in the morn­ing to hire labour­ers into his vine­yard. 2 And when he had agreed with the labour­ers for a pen­ny a day, he sent them into his vine­yard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw oth­ers stand­ing idle in the mar­ket­place, 4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vine­yard, and what­so­ev­er is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did like­wise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found oth­ers stand­ing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7 They say unto him, Be­cause no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vine­yard; and what­so­ev­er is right, that shall ye re­ceive. 8 So when even was come, the lord of the vine­yard saith unto his stew­ard, Call the labour­ers, and give them their hire, be­gin­ning from the last unto the first. 9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they re­ceived ev­ery man a pen­ny. 10 But when the first came, they sup­posed that they should have re­ceived more; and they like­wise re­ceived ev­ery man a pen­ny. 11 And when they had re­ceived it, they mur­mured against the good­man of the house, 12 Say­ing, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the bur­den and heat of the day. 13 But he an­swered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a pen­ny? 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15 Is it not law­ful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, be­cause I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few cho­sen. 17 And Je­sus go­ing up to Jerusalem took the twelve dis­ci­ples apart in the way, and said unto them, 18 Be­hold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be be­trayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall con­demn him to death, 19 And shall de­liv­er him to the Gen­tiles to mock, and to scourge, and to cru­ci­fy him: and the third day he shall rise again. 20 Then came to him the moth­er of Zebedee's chil­dren with her sons, wor­ship­ping him, and de­sir­ing a cer­tain thing of him. 21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the oth­er on the left, in thy king­dom. 22 But 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 unto him, We are able. 23 And he saith unto 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 of my Fa­ther. 24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with in­dig­na­tion against the two brethren. 25 But Je­sus called them un­to him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gen­tiles ex­er­cise do­min­ion over them, and they that are great ex­er­cise au­thor­i­ty upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whoso­ev­er will be great among you, let him be your min­is­ter; 27 And whoso­ev­er will be chief among you, let him be your ser­vant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be min­is­tered un­to, but to min­is­ter, and to give his life a ran­som for many. 29 And as they de­part­ed from Jeri­cho, a great mul­ti­tude fol­lowed him. 30 And, 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. 31 And the mul­ti­tude re­buked them, be­cause they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, say­ing, Have mer­cy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 32 And Je­sus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34 So Je­sus had com­pas­sion on them, and touched their eyes: and im­me­di­ate­ly their eyes re­ceived sight, and they fol­lowed him.