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.
20:1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:2 "Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
20:3 "And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

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.
20:4 "and said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went.

20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
20:5 "Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.

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?
20:6 "And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day?'

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.
20:7 "They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.'

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.
20:8 "So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.'

20:9 And when they came that [were hired] about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
20:9 "And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius.

20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
20:10 "But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius.

20:11 And when they had received [it], they murmured against the goodman of the house,
20:11 "And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner,

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.
20:12 "saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.'

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?
20:13 "But he answered one of them and said, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?

20:14 Take [that] thine [is], and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
20:14 'Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.

20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
20:15 'Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?'

20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
20:16 "So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen."

20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
20:17 Now Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside on the road and said to them,

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,
20:18 "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death,

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.
20:19 "and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again."

20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping [him], and desiring a certain thing of him.
20:20 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.

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.
20:21 And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom."

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.
20:22 But Jesus answered and said, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They said to Him, "We are able."

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.
20:23 So He said to them, "You will indeed drink 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 is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father."

20:24 And when the ten heard [it], they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers.

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.
20:25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.

20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
20:26 "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.

20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
20:27 "And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--

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.
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."

20:29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
20:29 Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.

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.
20:30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!"

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.
20:31 Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!"

20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
20:32 So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"

20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
20:33 They said to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened."

20:34 So Jesus had compassion [on them], and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
20:34 So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.