20:1 The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
20:2 And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 And going about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market place idle.
20:4 And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just.
20:5 And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did in like manner.
20:6 But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle?
20:7 They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard.
20:8 And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first.
20:9 When therefore they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
20:10 But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received every man a penny.
20:11 And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,
20:12 Saying: These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats.
20:13 But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny?
20:14 Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee.
20:15 Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy eye evil, because I am good?
20:16 So shall the last be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.
20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart, and said to them:
20:18 Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death.
20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked, and scourged, and crucified, and the third day he shall rise again.
20:20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, adoring and asking something of him.
20:21 Who said to her: What wilt thou? She saith to him: Say that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom.
20:22 And Jesus answering, said: You know not what you ask. Can you drink the chalice that I shall drink? They say to him: We can.
20:23 He saith to them: My chalice indeed you shall drink; but to sit on my right or left hand, is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared by my Father.
20:24 And the ten hearing it, were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
20:25 But Jesus called them to him, and said: You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that are the greater, exercise power upon them.
20:26 It shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater among you, let him be your minister:
20:27 And he that will be first among you, shall be your servant.
20:28 Even as the Son of man is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many.
20:29 And when they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
20:30 And behold two blind men sitting by the way side, heard that Jesus passed by, and they cried out, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us.
20:31 And the multitude rebuked them that they should hold their peace. But they cried out the more, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us.
20:32 And Jesus stood, and called them, and said: What will ye that I do to you?
20:33 They say to him: Lord, that our eyes be opened.
20:34 And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes. And immediately they saw, and followed him.
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