Matthew 20 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the kingdom of the heavens is like a householder who went out with the early morn to hire workmen 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 And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius the 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 having gone out about [the] third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle; 3 "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
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. 4 He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
5 Again, having gone out about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise. 5 So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.
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? 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 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]. 7 " 'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'
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. 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 they [who came to work] about the eleventh hour came, they received each a denarius. 9 "The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.
10 And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more, and they received also themselves each 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 murmured against the master of the house, 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.
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. 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 answering said to one of them, [My] friend, I do not wrong thee. Didst thou 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 is thine and go. But it is my will to give to this last even as to thee: 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you.
15 is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs? Is thine eye evil because *I* am good? 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 Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called ones, but few chosen ones. 16 "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples with [him] apart in the way, and 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 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; 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 they will deliver him up to the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify, and the third day he shall rise again. 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 came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, doing homage, and asking something of him. 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 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. 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 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. 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 [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. 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 the ten, having heard [of it], were indignant about the two brothers. 24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
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. 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 thus amongst you, but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your servant; 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
27 and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your bondman; 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--
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. 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 from Jericho a great crowd followed him. 29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.
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. 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 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. 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, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you? 32 Jesus stopped and called them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
33 They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 33 "Lord," they answered, "we want our sight."
34 And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him. 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.