Matthew 20

1The parable of the labourers who were hired at different hours to work in the vineyard. 17Jesus foretelleth his own passion and resurrection: 20answereth the request of the mother of Zebedee's children, and quencheth the indignation of the other disciples thereat. 29He giveth sight to two blind men.

1 For 1the kingdom of heaven is like unto 2a man that is an householder, which went out 3early in the morning to hire 4labourers into his vineyard.

2 And when 1he 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 1whatsoever 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, 1Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, 1Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

8 So when 1even 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 1eleventh 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 1murmured against the goodman of the house,

12 Saying, These last ahave wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, 1which 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 1go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

15 1Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? 2Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

16 1So the last shall be first, and the first last: 2for many be called, but few chosen.

171And Jesus going up to Jerusalem 2took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,

18 Behold, 1we 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 1deliver him to the Gentiles to 2mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and 3the third day he shall rise again.

201Then 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, 1the one 2on thy right hand, and the other on the left, 3in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answered and said, 1Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink 2of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, 3We are able.

23 And he saith unto them, 1Ye 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 2for whom it is prepared of my Father.

24 1And 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 1But 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 1Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for 2many.

29 1And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 ¶ And, behold, 1two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, 2O Lord, thou Son of David.

31 1And 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 1will ye that I shall do unto you?

33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 So 1Jesus had compassion on them, 2and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.