Index: Darby English Bible


Matthew 20

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20:1 For the kingdom of the heavens is like a householder who went out with the early morn to hire workmen for his vineyard.

20:2 And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius the day, he sent them into his vineyard.

20:3 And having gone out about [the] third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle;

20:4 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.

20:5 Again, having gone out about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise.

20:6 But about the eleventh [hour], having gone out, he found others standing, and says to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

20:7 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].

20:8 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.

20:9 And when they [who came to work] about the eleventh hour came, they received each a denarius.

20:10 And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more, and they received also themselves each a denarius.

20:11 And on receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,

20:12 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.

20:13 But he answering said to one of them, [My] friend, I do not wrong thee. Didst thou not agree with me for a denarius?

20:14 Take what is thine and go. But it is my will to give to this last even as to thee:

20:15 is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs? Is thine eye evil because *I* am good?

20:16 Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called ones, but few chosen ones.

20:17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples with [him] apart in the way, and said to them,

20:18 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;

20:19 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.

20:20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, doing homage, and asking something of him.

20:21 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.

20:22 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.

20:23 [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.

20:24 And the ten, having heard [of it], were indignant about the two brothers.

20:25 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.

20:26 It shall not be thus amongst you, but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your servant;

20:27 and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your bondman;

20:28 as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

20:29 And as they went out from Jericho a great crowd followed him.

20:30 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.

20:31 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.

20:32 And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you?

20:33 They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

20:34 And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.