- For the kingdom of the heavens is like a householder who went out with the early morn to hire workmen for his vineyard.
- And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- And having gone out about [the] third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle;
- and to them he said, Go also ye into the vineyard, and whatsoever may be just I will give you. And they went their way.
- Again, having gone out about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise.
- But about the eleventh [hour], having gone out, he found others standing, and says to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
- They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, Go also ye into the vineyard [and whatsoever may be just ye shall receive].
- But when the evening was come, the lord of the vineyard says to his steward, Call the workmen and pay [them] their wages, beginning from the last even to the first.
- And when they [who came to work] about the eleventh hour came, they received each a denarius.
- And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more, and they received also themselves each a denarius.
- And on receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,
- saying, These last have worked one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the heat.
- But he answering said to one of them, [My] friend, I do not wrong thee. Didst thou not agree with me for a denarius?
- Take what is thine and go. But it is my will to give to this last even as to thee:
- is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs? Is thine eye evil because I am good?
- Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called ones, but few chosen ones.
- And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples with [him] apart in the way, and said to them,
- Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death;
- and they will deliver him up to the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify, and the third day he shall rise again.
- Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, doing homage, and asking something of him.
- And he said to her, What wilt thou? She says to him, Speak [the word] that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand and one on thy left in thy kingdom.
- And Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup which I am about to drink? They say to him, We are able.
- [And] he says to them, Ye shall drink indeed my cup, but to sit on my right hand and on [my] left, is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared of my Father.
- And the ten, having heard [of it], were indignant about the two brothers.
- But Jesus having called them to [him], said, Ye know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them, and the great exercise authority over them.
- It shall not be thus amongst you, but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your servant;
- and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your bondman;
- as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
- And as they went out from Jericho a great crowd followed him.
- And lo, two blind men, sitting by the wayside, having heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David.
- But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David.
- And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you?
- They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
- And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.
Matthew Chapter 20 (Darby Translation)