1"For 1the kingdom of heaven is likeaa landownerwhowent out early in the morning to hirelaborers for his 2vineyard.2"When he had agreed with the laborers for a bdenarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.3"And he went out about the cthirdhour and sawothersstandingidle in the marketplace;4and to those he said, 'You alsogo into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' And so they went.5"Again he went out about the dsixth and the ninthhour, and didethe samething.6"And about the feleventh hour he went out and foundothersstanding around; and he said to them, 'Why have you been standinghereidleallday long?'7"They said to him, 'Becausenoonehired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyardtoo.'8"When 3eveningcame, the gowner of the vineyardsaid to his 4foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first.'9"Whenthose hired about the eleventhhourcame, eachonereceived a hdenarius.10"When those hired firstcame, they thought that they would receivemore; ibut each of them alsoreceived a denarius.11"When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,12saying, 'Theselastmen have worked only onehour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the 5scorchingheat of the day.'13"But he answered and said to one of them, '6Friend, I am doing you nowrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?14'Takewhat is yours and go, but I wish to give to thislastman the same as to you.15'Is it not lawful for me to dowhat I wish with what is my own? Or is your 7eyejenviousbecause I amkgenerous?'16"So8the last shall be first, and the firstlast."
179As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,
18"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man10will be ldelivered to the chiefpriests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,19and 11will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on 12the thirdday He will be raised up."
2013Then the mother of 14the sons of Zebedeecame to mJesus with her sons, 15bowingdown and making a request of Him.
And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Command that in Your kingdomthesetwosons of mine16may sitone on Your right and one on Your left."
But Jesusanswered, "You do not knowwhat you are asking. Are you able17to drink the cup that I amabout to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able."
He said to them, "18My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, 19but it is for those for whom it has been 20prepared by My Father."24
And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the twobrothers.
2521But Jesuscalled them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentileslord it over them, and their greatmenexerciseauthorityover them.26"It is not thiswayamong you, 22but whoeverwishes to becomegreatamong you shall be your servant,27and whoeverwishes to be firstamong you shall be your slave;28just as 23the Son of Man24did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His nlife a ransom for many."
2925As they were leavingJericho, a largecrowdfollowed Him.
And twoblindmensitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, 26havemercy on us, 27Son of David!"
The crowdsternlytold them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, 28Son of David, havemercy on us!"
And Jesusstopped and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"33
They said to Him, "Lord, we want our eyes to be opened."
34Moved with compassion, Jesustouched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.