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Matthew 20


Mat 20:1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
Mat 20:2 When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Mat 20:3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place;
Mat 20:4 and to those he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. 'And so they went.
Mat 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing.
Mat 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he *said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day long? '
Mat 20:7 They *said to him, 'Because no one hired us. 'He *said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too. '
Mat 20:8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard *said to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first. '
Mat 20:9 When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius.
Mat 20:10 When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius.
Mat 20:11 When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,
Mat 20:12 saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day. '
Mat 20:13 But he answered and said to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?
Mat 20:14 Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.
Mat 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous? '
Mat 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last."
Mat 20:17 As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,
Mat 20:18 "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,
Mat 20:19 and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up."
Mat 20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.
Mat 20:21 And He said to her," What do you wish?" She *said to Him," Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left."
Mat 20:22 But Jesus answered," You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They *said to Him," We are able."
Mat 20:23 He *said to them," My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father."
Mat 20:24 And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers.
Mat 20:25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said," You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
Mat 20:26 It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
Mat 20:27 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;
Mat 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
Mat 20:29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.
Mat 20:30 And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out," Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
Mat 20:31 The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more," Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
Mat 20:32 And Jesus stopped and called them, and said," What do you want Me to do for you?"
Mat 20:33 They *said to Him," Lord, we want our eyes to be opened."
Mat 20:34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.



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Mat 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. (kjv) Mat 20:1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Mat 20:1 ὁμοία γάρ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ οἰκοδεσπότῃ ὅστις ἐξῆλθεν ἅμα πρωῒ μισθώσασθαι ἐργάτας εἰς τὸν ἀμπελῶνα αὐτοῦ·
Mat 20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. (kjv) Mat 20:2 When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. Mat 20:2 συμφωνήσας δὲ μετὰ τῶν ἐργατῶν ἐκ δηναρίου τὴν ἡμέραν ἀπέστειλεν αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸν ἀμπελῶνα αὐτοῦ.
Mat 20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, (kjv) Mat 20:3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place; Mat 20:3 καὶ ἐξελθὼν περὶ τρίτην ὥραν εἶδεν ἄλλους ἑστῶτας ἐν τῇ ἀγορᾷ ἀργούς·
Mat 20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. (kjv) Mat 20:4 and to those he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. 'And so they went. Mat 20:4 καὶ ἐκείνοις εἶπεν, ὑπάγετε καὶ ὑμεῖς εἰς τὸν ἀμπελῶνα, καὶ ὃ ἐὰν ᾖ δίκαιον δώσω ὑμῖν.
Mat 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. (kjv) Mat 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing. Mat 20:5 οἱ δὲ ἀπῆλθον. πάλιν [δὲ] ἐξελθὼν περὶ ἕκτην καὶ ἐνάτην ὥραν ἐποίησεν ὡσαύτως.
Mat 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? (kjv) Mat 20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day long? ' Mat 20:6 περὶ δὲ τὴν ἑνδεκάτην ἐξελθὼν εὖρεν ἄλλους ἑστῶτας, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς, τί ὧδε ἑστήκατε ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν ἀργοί;
Mat 20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. (kjv) Mat 20:7 They said to him, 'Because no one hired us. 'He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too. ' Mat 20:7 λέγουσιν αὐτῶ, ὅτι οὐδεὶς ἡμᾶς ἐμισθώσατο. λέγει αὐτοῖς, ὑπάγετε καὶ ὑμεῖς εἰς τὸν ἀμπελῶνα.
Mat 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. (kjv) Mat 20:8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first. ' Mat 20:8 ὀψίας δὲ γενομένης λέγει ὁ κύριος τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος τῶ ἐπιτρόπῳ αὐτοῦ, κάλεσον τοὺς ἐργάτας καὶ ἀπόδος αὐτοῖς τὸν μισθὸν ἀρξάμενος ἀπὸ τῶν ἐσχάτων ἕως τῶν πρώτων.
Mat 20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. (kjv) Mat 20:9 When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius. Mat 20:9 καὶ ἐλθόντες οἱ περὶ τὴν ἑνδεκάτην ὥραν ἔλαβον ἀνὰ δηνάριον.
Mat 20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. (kjv) Mat 20:10 When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius. Mat 20:10 καὶ ἐλθόντες οἱ πρῶτοι ἐνόμισαν ὅτι πλεῖον λήμψονται· καὶ ἔλαβον [τὸ] ἀνὰ δηνάριον καὶ αὐτοί.
Mat 20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, (kjv) Mat 20:11 When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner, Mat 20:11 λαβόντες δὲ ἐγόγγυζον κατὰ τοῦ οἰκοδεσπότου
Mat 20:12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. (kjv) Mat 20:12 saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day. ' Mat 20:12 λέγοντες, οὖτοι οἱ ἔσχατοι μίαν ὥραν ἐποίησαν, καὶ ἴσους ἡμῖν αὐτοὺς ἐποίησας τοῖς βαστάσασι τὸ βάρος τῆς ἡμέρας καὶ τὸν καύσωνα.
Mat 20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? (kjv) Mat 20:13 But he answered and said to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? Mat 20:13 ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς ἑνὶ αὐτῶν εἶπεν, ἑταῖρε, οὐκ ἀδικῶ σε· οὐχὶ δηναρίου συνεφώνησάς μοι;
Mat 20:14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. (kjv) Mat 20:14 Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. Mat 20:14 ἆρον τὸ σὸν καὶ ὕπαγε· θέλω δὲ τούτῳ τῶ ἐσχάτῳ δοῦναι ὡς καὶ σοί.
Mat 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? (kjv) Mat 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous? ' Mat 20:15 [ἢ] οὐκ ἔξεστίν μοι ὃ θέλω ποιῆσαι ἐν τοῖς ἐμοῖς; ἢ ὁ ὀφθαλμός σου πονηρός ἐστιν ὅτι ἐγὼ ἀγαθός εἰμι;
Mat 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. (kjv) Mat 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last." Mat 20:16 οὕτως ἔσονται οἱ ἔσχατοι πρῶτοι καὶ οἱ πρῶτοι ἔσχατοι.
Mat 20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, (kjv) Mat 20:17 As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them, Mat 20:17 καὶ ἀναβαίνων ὁ ἰησοῦς εἰς ἱεροσόλυμα παρέλαβεν τοὺς δώδεκα [μαθητὰς] κατ᾽ ἰδίαν, καὶ ἐν τῇ ὁδῶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς,
Mat 20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, (kjv) Mat 20:18 "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, Mat 20:18 ἰδοὺ ἀναβαίνομεν εἰς ἱεροσόλυμα, καὶ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδοθήσεται τοῖς ἀρχιερεῦσιν καὶ γραμματεῦσιν, καὶ κατακρινοῦσιν αὐτὸν θανάτῳ,
Mat 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. (kjv) Mat 20:19 and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up." Mat 20:19 καὶ παραδώσουσιν αὐτὸν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν εἰς τὸ ἐμπαῖξαι καὶ μαστιγῶσαι καὶ σταυρῶσαι, καὶ τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρᾳ ἐγερθήσεται.
Mat 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. (kjv) Mat 20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. Mat 20:20 τότε προσῆλθεν αὐτῶ ἡ μήτηρ τῶν υἱῶν ζεβεδαίου μετὰ τῶν υἱῶν αὐτῆς προσκυνοῦσα καὶ αἰτοῦσά τι ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ.
Mat 20:21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. (kjv) Mat 20:21 And He said to her," What do you wish?" She said to Him," Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left." Mat 20:21 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῇ, τί θέλεις; λέγει αὐτῶ, εἰπὲ ἵνα καθίσωσιν οὖτοι οἱ δύο υἱοί μου εἷς ἐκ δεξιῶν σου καὶ εἷς ἐξ εὐωνύμων σου ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου.
Mat 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. (kjv) Mat 20:22 But Jesus answered," You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him," We are able." Mat 20:22 ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ ἰησοῦς εἶπεν, οὐκ οἴδατε τί αἰτεῖσθε· δύνασθε πιεῖν τὸ ποτήριον ὃ ἐγὼ μέλλω πίνειν; λέγουσιν αὐτῶ, δυνάμεθα.
Mat 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. (kjv) Mat 20:23 He said to them," My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father." Mat 20:23 λέγει αὐτοῖς, τὸ μὲν ποτήριόν μου πίεσθε, τὸ δὲ καθίσαι ἐκ δεξιῶν μου καὶ ἐξ εὐωνύμων οὐκ ἔστιν ἐμὸν [τοῦτο] δοῦναι, ἀλλ᾽ οἷς ἡτοίμασται ὑπὸ τοῦ πατρός μου.
Mat 20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. (kjv) Mat 20:24 And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers. Mat 20:24 καὶ ἀκούσαντες οἱ δέκα ἠγανάκτησαν περὶ τῶν δύο ἀδελφῶν.
Mat 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. (kjv) Mat 20:25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said," You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. Mat 20:25 ὁ δὲ ἰησοῦς προσκαλεσάμενος αὐτοὺς εἶπεν, οἴδατε ὅτι οἱ ἄρχοντες τῶν ἐθνῶν κατακυριεύουσιν αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ μεγάλοι κατεξουσιάζουσιν αὐτῶν.
Mat 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; (kjv) Mat 20:26 It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, Mat 20:26 οὐχ οὕτως ἔσται ἐν ὑμῖν· ἀλλ᾽ ὃς ἐὰν θέλῃ ἐν ὑμῖν μέγας γενέσθαι ἔσται ὑμῶν διάκονος,
Mat 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: (kjv) Mat 20:27 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; Mat 20:27 καὶ ὃς ἂν θέλῃ ἐν ὑμῖν εἶναι πρῶτος ἔσται ὑμῶν δοῦλος·
Mat 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. (kjv) Mat 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." Mat 20:28 ὥσπερ ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου οὐκ ἦλθεν διακονηθῆναι ἀλλὰ διακονῆσαι καὶ δοῦναι τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ λύτρον ἀντὶ πολλῶν.
Mat 20:29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. (kjv) Mat 20:29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. Mat 20:29 καὶ ἐκπορευομένων αὐτῶν ἀπὸ ἰεριχὼ ἠκολούθησεν αὐτῶ ὄχλος πολύς.
Mat 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. (kjv) Mat 20:30 And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out," Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" Mat 20:30 καὶ ἰδοὺ δύο τυφλοὶ καθήμενοι παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν, ἀκούσαντες ὅτι ἰησοῦς παράγει, ἔκραξαν λέγοντες, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, [κύριε], υἱὸς δαυίδ.
Mat 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. (kjv) Mat 20:31 The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more," Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!" Mat 20:31 ὁ δὲ ὄχλος ἐπετίμησεν αὐτοῖς ἵνα σιωπήσωσιν· οἱ δὲ μεῖζον ἔκραξαν λέγοντες, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, κύριε, υἱὸς δαυίδ.
Mat 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? (kjv) Mat 20:32 And Jesus stopped and called them, and said," What do you want Me to do for you?" Mat 20:32 καὶ στὰς ὁ ἰησοῦς ἐφώνησεν αὐτοὺς καὶ εἶπεν, τί θέλετε ποιήσω ὑμῖν;
Mat 20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. (kjv) Mat 20:33 They said to Him," Lord, we want our eyes to be opened." Mat 20:33 λέγουσιν αὐτῶ, κύριε, ἵνα ἀνοιγῶσιν οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν.
Mat 20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.(kjv) Mat 20:34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him. Mat 20:34 σπλαγχνισθεὶς δὲ ὁ ἰησοῦς ἥψατο τῶν ὀμμάτων αὐτῶν, καὶ εὐθέως ἀνέβλεψαν καὶ ἠκολούθησαν αὐτῶ.

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