1 For the kingdom of heaven is like an housholder, who went out early in the morning, to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2 And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing idle in the market-place.

4 And said to them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right, I will give you. And they went.

5 Again going out about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise.

6 And going out about the eleventh hour, he found others standing idle and saith to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7 They say to him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right ye shall receive.

8 And in the evening the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last to the first.

9 And when they came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every one a penny.

10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every one a penny.

11 And having received it, they murmured against the housholder, saying,

12 These last have wrought one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day.

13 And he answering said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong.

14 Didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take what is thine, and go: it is my will, to give to this last, even as to thee?

15 Is it not lawful for me, to do what I will with my own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart in the way and said to them,

18 Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,

19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles, to mock and scourge and crucify him; and the third day he shall rise again.

20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshiping him and desiring a certain thing of him.

21 And he said to her, What wilt thou? She saith to him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right-hand, and the other on thy left in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I am about to drink of, or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say to him, We are able.

23 And he saith to them, Ye shall indeed drink 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, save to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

24 And the ten hearing it, were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

25 But Jesus calling them to him said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26 It shall not be so among you; but whosoever desireth to be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever desireth to be chief among you, let him be your servant:

27 Even as the Son of man came not to be served,

28 but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

29 And as they were going from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 And behold two blind men sitting by the way-side, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

31 And the multitude charged them to hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

32 And Jesus standing still called them and said, What do ye desire that I should do to you?

33 They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 So Jesus moved with tender compassion, touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.