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.
20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a
penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw
others standing idle in the marketplace,
20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the
vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you.
And they went their way.
20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth
hour, and did likewise.
20:6 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?
20:7 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
20:8 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
20:9 And when they came that were hired about the
eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that
they should have received more; and they likewise
received every man a penny.
20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured
against the goodman of the house,
20:12 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.
20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend,
I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for
20:14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will
give unto this last, even as unto thee.
20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with
mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first
last: for many be called, but few chosen.
20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the
twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto
20:18 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
20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock,
and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third
day he shall rise again.
20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees
children with her sons, worshipping him, and
desiring a certain thing of him.
20:21 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.
20:22 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.
20:23 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.
20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved
with indignation against the two brethren.
20:25 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.
20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but
whosoever will be great among you, let him be your
20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him
be your servant:
20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his
life a ransom for many.
20:29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great
multitude followed him.
20:30 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
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, thou son of David.
20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and
said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be
20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched
their eyes: and immediately their eyes received
sight, and they followed him.
The Book of Matthew, Verses of Chapter 20