'For the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a
householder, who went forth with the morning to hire workmen for his vineyard,
and having agreed with the workmen for a denary a day, he
sent them into his vineyard.
'And having gone forth about the third hour, he saw others
standing in the market-place idle,
and to these he said, Go ye -- also ye -- to the vineyard,
and whatever may be righteous I will give you;
and they went away. 'Again, having gone forth about the
sixth and the ninth hour, he did in like manner.
And about the eleventh hour, having gone forth, he found
others standing idle, and saith to them, Why here have ye stood all the day
they say to him, Because no one did hire us; he saith to
them, Go ye -- ye also -- to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous ye
'And evening having come, the lord of the vineyard saith to
his steward, Call the workmen, and pay them the reward, having begun from the
last -- unto the first.
And they of about the eleventh hour having come, did receive
each a denary.
'And the first having come, did suppose that they shall
receive more, and they received, they also, each a denary,
and having received it, they were murmuring against
the householder, saying,
that These, the last, wrought one hour, and thou didst make
them equal to us, who were bearing the burden of the day -- and the heat.
'And he answering said to one of them, Comrade, I do no
unrighteousness to thee; for a denary didst not thou agree with me?
take that which is thine, and go; and I will to give to
this, the last, also as to thee;
is it not lawful to me to do what I will in mine own? is
thine eye evil because I am good?
So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are
called, and few chosen.'
And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples
by themselves in the way, and said to them,
'Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be
delivered to the chief priests and scribes,
and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him
to the nations to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify, and the third day he
will rise again.'
Then came near to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee,
with her sons, bowing and asking something from him,
and he said to her, 'What wilt thou?' She saith to him,
'Say, that they may sit -- these my two sons -- one on thy right hand, and one
on the left, in thy reign.'
And Jesus answering said, 'Ye have not known what ye ask for
yourselves; are ye able to drink of the cup that I am about to drink? and with
the baptism that I am baptized with, to be baptized?' They say to him, 'We are
And he saith to them, 'Of my cup indeed ye shall drink, and
with the baptism that I am baptized with ye shall be baptized; but to sit on my
right hand and on my left is not mine to give, but -- to those for whom it hath
been prepared by my father.'
And the ten having heard, were much displeased with the two
and Jesus having called them near, said, 'Ye have known that
the rulers of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those great do
exercise authority over them,
but not so shall it be among you, but whoever may will among
you to become great, let him be your ministrant;
and whoever may will among you to be first, let him be your
even as the Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but
to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'
And they going forth from Jericho, there followed him a
and lo, two blind men sitting by the way, having heard that
Jesus doth pass by, cried, saying, 'Deal kindly with us, sir -- Son of David.'
And the multitude charged them that they might be silent,
and they cried out the more, saying, 'Deal kindly with us sir -- Son of David.'
And having stood, Jesus called them, and said, 'What will ye
that I may do to you?'
they say to him, 'Sir, that our eyes may be opened;'
and having been moved with compassion, Jesus touched their
eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.