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Matthew 20 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard.
2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place; 3 "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
4 and to them he said, 'You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went. 4 He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
5 Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 5 So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing; and he said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?' 6 About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?'
7 They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.' 7 " 'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'
8 And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.' 8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.'
9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 9 "The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.
10 Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the householder, 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.
12 saying, 'These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.' 12 'These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.'
13 But he replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? 13 "But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius?
14 Take what belongs to you, and go; I choose to give to this last as I give to you. 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you.
15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?' 15 Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
16 So the last will be first, and the first last." 16 "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 17 Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them,
18 "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 18 "We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death
19 and deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day." 19 and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!"
20 Then the mother of the sons of Zeb'edee came up to him, with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 20 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
21 And he said to her, "What do you want?" She said to him, "Command that these two sons of mine may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom." 21 "What is it you want?" he asked. She said, "Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom."
22 But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?" They said to him, "We are able." 22 "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered.
23 He said to them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father." 23 Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."
24 And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. 24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
25 But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 25 Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
26 It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--
28 even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.
30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the roadside, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" 30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent; but they cried out the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" 31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
32 And Jesus stopped and called them, saying, "What do you want me to do for you?" 32 Jesus stopped and called them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
33 They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened." 33 "Lord," they answered, "we want our sight."
34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they received their sight and followed him. 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.