Matthew (Author Matthew)

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

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

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

20:4and to them he said, Go also ye into the vineyard, and whatsoever may be just I will give you. And they went their way.

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

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

20:7They 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.

20:8But 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.

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

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

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

20:12saying, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

20:18Behold 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;

20:19and they will deliver him up to the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify, and the third day he shall rise again.

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

20:21And 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.

20:22And 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.

20:23And 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.

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

20:25But 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.

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

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

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

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

20:30And 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.

20:31But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David.

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

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

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

21:1And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, at the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

21:2saying to them, Go into the village over against you, and immediately ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with it; loose them and lead them to me.

21:3And if any one say anything to you, ye shall say, The Lord has need of them, and straightway he will send them.

21:4But all this came to pass, that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

21:5Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh to thee, meek, and mounted upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

21:6But the disciples, having gone and done as Jesus had ordered them,

21:7brought the ass and the colt and put their garments upon them, and he sat on them.

21:8But a very great crowd strewed their own garments on the way, and others kept cutting down branches from the trees and strewing them on the way.

21:9And the crowds who went before him and who followed cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed be he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.

21:10And as he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying, Who is this?

21:11And the crowds said, This is Jesus the prophet who is from Nazareth of Galilee.

21:12And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those that sold the doves.

21:13And he says to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but *ye* have made it a den of robbers.

21:14And blind and lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.

21:15And when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders which he wrought, and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David, they were indignant,

21:16and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus says to them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

21:17And leaving them he went forth out of the city to Bethany, and there he passed the night.

21:18But early in the morning, as he came back into the city, he hungered.

21:19And seeing one fig-tree in the way, he came to it and found on it nothing but leaves only. And he says to it, Let there be never more fruit of thee for ever. And the fig-tree was immediately dried up.

21:20And when the disciples saw it, they wondered, saying, How immediately is the fig-tree dried up!

21:21And Jesus answering said to them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and do not doubt, not only shall ye do what is done to the fig-tree, but even if ye should say to this mountain, Be thou taken away and be thou cast into the sea, it shall come to pass.

21:22And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

21:23And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, saying, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

21:24And Jesus answering said to them, *I* also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, *I* also will tell you by what authority I do these things:

21:25The baptism of John, whence was it? of heaven or of men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say to us, Why then have ye not believed him?

21:26but if we should say, Of men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John for a prophet.

21:27And answering Jesus they said, We do not know. *He* also said to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do these things.

21:28But what think ye? A man had two children, and coming to the first he said, Child, go to-day, work in my vineyard.

21:29And he answering said, I will not; but afterwards repenting himself he went.

21:30And coming to the second he said likewise; and he answering said, *I* go, sir, and went not.

21:31Which of the two did the will of the father? They say to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Verily I say unto you that the tax-gatherers and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

21:32For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the tax-gatherers and the harlots believed him; but *ye* when ye saw it repented not yourselves afterwards to believe him.

21:33Hear another parable: There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and made a fence round it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left the country.

21:34But when the time of fruit drew near, he sent his bondmen to the husbandmen to receive his fruits.

21:35And the husbandmen took his bondmen, and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.

21:36Again he sent other bondmen more than the first, and they did to them in like manner.

21:37And at last he sent to them his son, saying, They will have respect for my son.

21:38But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and possess his inheritance.

21:39And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him.

21:40When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what shall he do to those husbandmen?

21:41They say to him, He will miserably destroy those evil men, and let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

21:42Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone: this is of the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes?

21:43Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you and shall be given to a nation producing the fruits of it.

21:44And he that falls on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.

21:45And the chief priests and the Pharisees, having heard his parables, knew that he spoke about them.

21:46And seeking to lay hold of him, they were afraid of the crowds, because they held him for a prophet.

22:1And Jesus answering spoke to them again in parables, saying,

22:2The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son,

22:3and sent his bondmen to call the persons invited to the wedding feast, and they would not come.

22:4Again he sent other bondmen, saying, Say to the persons invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatted beasts are killed, and all things ready; come to the wedding feast.

22:5But they made light of it, and went, one to his own land, and another to his commerce.

22:6And the rest, laying hold of his bondmen, ill-treated and slew them.

22:7And when the king heard of it he was wroth, and having sent his forces, destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

22:8Then he says to his bondmen, The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy;

22:9go therefore into the thoroughfares of the highways, and as many as ye shall find invite to the wedding feast.

22:10And those bondmen went out into the highways, and brought together all as many as they found, both evil and good; and the wedding feast was furnished with guests.

22:11And the king, having gone in to see the guests, beheld there a man not clothed with a wedding garment.

22:12And he says to him, My friend, how camest thou in here not having on a wedding garment? But he was speechless.

22:13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him feet and hands, and take him away, and cast him out into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

22:14For many are called ones, but few chosen ones.

22:15Then went the Pharisees and held a council how they might ensnare him in speaking.

22:16And they send out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one, for thou regardest not men's person;

22:17tell us therefore what thou thinkest: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

22:18But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, Why tempt ye me, hypocrites?

22:19Shew me the money of the tribute. And they presented to him a denarius.

22:20And he says to them, Whose is this image and superscription?

22:21They say to him, Caesar's. Then he says to them, Pay then what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God.

22:22And when they heard him, they wondered, and left him, and went away.

22:23On that day came to him Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and they demanded of him,

22:24saying, Teacher, Moses said, If any one die, not having children, his brother shall marry his wife and shall raise up seed to his brother.

22:25Now there were with us seven brethren; and the first having married died, and not having seed, left his wife to his brother.

22:26In like manner also the second and the third, unto the seven.

22:27And last of all the woman also died.

22:28In the resurrection therefore of which of the seven shall she be wife, for all had her?

22:29And Jesus answering said to them, Ye err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God.

22:30For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels of God in heaven.

22:31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,

22:32*I* am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not God of the dead, but of the living.

22:33And when the crowds heard it they were astonished at his doctrine.

22:34But the Pharisees, having heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, were gathered together.

22:35And one of them, a lawyer, demanded, tempting him, and saying,

22:36Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

22:37And he said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy understanding.

22:38This is the great and first commandment.

22:39And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

22:40On these two commandments the whole law and the prophets hang.

22:41And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus demanded of them,

22:42saying, What think ye concerning the Christ? whose son is he? They say to him, David's.

22:43He says to them, How then does David in Spirit call him Lord, saying,

22:44The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand until I put thine enemies under thy feet?

22:45If therefore David call him Lord, how is he his son?

22:46And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did any one dare from that day to question him any more.

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