20 For the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a householder,—Who went forth with the morning, to hire labourers into his vineyard;
2 and when he had agreed with the labourers for a denary the day he sent them into his vineyard.
3 And going forth about the third hour he saw others standing in the market-place, unemployed;
4 and to them he said—Ye also go your way into the vineyard, and whatsoever may be right I will give you;
5 and they departed. And again going forth about the sixth and ninth hour he did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh going forth he found others standing, and saith unto them—Why here stand ye all the day, unemployed?
7 They say unto him—Because no one hath hired us. He saith unto them—Ye also go your way into the vineyard.
8 And when evening came the master of the vineyard saith unto his steward—Call the labourers and pay the hire,—beginning from the last unto the first.
9 And they of the eleventh hour coming received severally a denary.
10 And when the first came they supposed that more they should receive,—and they also received severally a denary.
11 And having received it they began to murmur against the householder,
12 saying—These last one hour wrought, and thou hast made them equal unto us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.
13 And he answering unto one of them said,—Friend! I wrong thee not: Was it not for a denary thou didst agree with me?
14 Take thine own and go thy way; But I please unto this last to give as also to thee:
15 Is it not allowed me to do what I please with my own? Or is thine eye evil because I am good?
16 Thus shall be—The last first, and the first last.
17 And Jesus being about to go up unto Jerusalem took unto him the twelve [disciples] apart, and in the way he said unto them—
18 Lo! we are going up unto Jerusalem; And the Son of Man will be delivered up unto the chief-priests and Scribes, And they will condemn him [to death],
19 And deliver him up unto the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify,—And on the third day he will arise.
20 Then came unto him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, bowing down and asking something from him.
21 And he said to her—What desirest thou? She saith unto him—Bid that these my two sons may sit one on thy right hand, and one on thy left in thy kingdom.
22 But Jesus answering said—Ye know not what ye are asking: Are ye able to drink the cup which I am about to drink; They say unto him—We are able.
23 He saith unto them—My cup indeed ye shall drink; But to sit on my right hand and on my left is not mine to give,—except unto those for whom it hath been prepared by my Father.
24 And the ten hearing were sorely displeased concerning the two brethren.
25 But Jesus calling them near said—Ye know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, And the great ones wield authority over them:
26 Not so is it among you,—But whosoever shall desire among you to become great shall be your minister;
27 And whosoever shall desire among you to be first shall be your servant:—
28 Just as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto but to minister, and to give his life a ransom instead of many.
29 And as they were going forth from Jericho there followed him a great multitude;
30 and lo! two blind men sitting beside the road hearing that Jesus was passing by cried aloud, saying—Lord! have mercy on us! Son of David!
31 But the multitude rebuked them, that they might hold their peace. But they the more cried aloud, saying—Lord, have mercy on us! Son of David!
32 And standing still Jesus called them, and said—What desire ye I should do for you?
33 They say unto him—Lord! that our eyes may open.
34 And moved with compassion Jesus touched their eyes,—and straightway they recovered sight, and followed him.