20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers to work in his vineyard.
20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers 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,
20:4 And said to them; Go also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went.
20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing, and said to them, Why are you standing here idle all the day?
20:7 They said to him, Because no man has hired us. He said to them, Go also into the vineyard, [and whatever is right, you will receive].
20:8 So when evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.
20:9 And when those who were hired about the eleventh hour came, every man received a denarius.
20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; but each of them likewise received a denarius.
20:11 And when they had received it, they grumbled against the landowner,
20:12 Saying, These last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day.
20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: did you not agree with me for a denarius?
20:14 Take what is yours, and go your way: I wish to give to this last man, just as to you.
20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Is your eye envious, because I am good?
20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: [for many are called, but few are chosen].
20:17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way said to them,
20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and on the third day he shall be raised up.
20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, bowing before him, and asked a certain thing of him.
20:21 And he said to her, What do you wish? She said to him, Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, the one on your right hand, and the other on the left, in your kingdom.
20:22 But Jesus answered and said, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink, [and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with]? They said to him, We are able.
20:23 And he said to them, You shall indeed drink of my cup: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.
20:24 And when the ten heard this, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers.
20:25 But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.
20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, let him be your servant;
20:27 And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave:
20:28 Even 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.
20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David.
20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, telling them to 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 do you want that I should do for you?
20:33 They said to him, Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.
20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately they received their sight, and they followed him.
21:1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
21:2 Saying to them, Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you shall find a donkey tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them to me.
21:3 And if any man says anything to you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them.
21:4 All this was done, that what was spoken by the prophet might be fulfilled,
21:5 Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting upon a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
21:7 And brought the donkey, and the colt, and placed on them their garments, and he sat upon them.
21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments along the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and spread them on the way.
21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed after, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
21:10 And when he came into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?
21:11 And the multitudes said, This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who sold doves,
21:13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.
21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
21:15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were very displeased,
21:16 And said to him, Do you hear what these say? And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouths of children and nursing infants you have brought perfect praise?
21:17 And he left them, and went out of the city to Bethany; and he lodged there.
21:18 Now in the morning, as he returned to the city, he was hungry.
21:19 And when he saw a fig tree by the way, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves, and he said to it, Let no fruit grow on you ever again. And at once the fig tree withered away.
21:20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig tree so quickly wither away?
21:21 Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have faith, and do not doubt, you shall not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; it shall be done.
21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
21:23 And when he had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority are you doing these things? and who gave you this authority?
21:24 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, and if you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
21:25 The baptism of John, where was it from? from heaven, or from men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him?
21:26 But if we shall say, From men; we fear the people; for all hold that John was a prophet.
21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We do not know. And he said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
21:28 But what do you think? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in the vineyard.
21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
21:30 And he came to the second, and said the same. And he answered and said, I will, sir: but did not go.
21:31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, That the tax gatherers and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.
21:32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him: but the tax gatherers and the prostitutes believed him: and even when you had seen this, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner, who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to farmers, and went to a far country:
21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, that they might collect his fruit.
21:35 And the tenants took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
21:36 Again, he sent other servants, more than the first: and they did the same to them.
21:37 But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will respect my son.
21:38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize his inheritance.
21:39 And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
21:40 Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?
21:41 They said to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other tenants, who shall give him the fruits in their seasons.
21:42 Jesus said to them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the cornerstone: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
21:43 Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation which will bring forth its fruit.
21:44 And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them.
21:46 They sought to lay hands on him, but they feared the multitude, because they held him to be a prophet.
22:1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, and said,
22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who gave a marriage feast for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast: but they would not come.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fat calves have been killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.
22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his business:
22:6 And the rest took his servants, and treated them spitefully, and killed them.
22:7 The king was angry, and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
22:8 Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
22:9 Therefore, go into the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite to the marriage feast.
22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment:
22:12 And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
22:13 Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
22:15 Then the Pharisees went, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that you are truthful, and teach the way of God in truth, nor do you defer to any man: for you do not regard the position of men.
22:17 Therefore tell us, What do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why do you test me, you hypocrites?
22:19 Show me the money used for the tax. And they brought to him a denarius.
22:20 And he said to them, Whose image and inscription is this?
22:21 They said to him, Caesar's. Then he said to them, Then render to Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's.
22:22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
22:23 The same day the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him,
22:24 Teacher, Moses said, If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.
22:25 Now there were among us seven brothers: and the first, after he had married, died, and, having no children, left his wife to his brother:
22:26 The same happened to the second, and the third, down to the seventh.
22:27 And last of all the woman died.
22:28 Therefore, at the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
22:29 Jesus answered them, You err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like the angels in heaven.
22:31 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God,
22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
22:33 And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
22:34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
22:35 Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question to test him, saying,
22:36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
22:38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
22:39 And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
22:42 What do you think of the Christ? whose son is he? They said to him, The Son of David.
22:43 He said to them, How then does David in the spirit call him Lord, saying,
22:44 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet?
22:45 If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?
22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, nor did any man dare from that day forth to ask him any more questions.
23:1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitude, and to his disciples,
23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
23:3 Therefore, all they bid you to observe, that observe and do; but do not imitate their works: for they say, but do not do.
23:4 For they bind heavy burdens, [hard to bear,] and lay them upon men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
23:5 But all their works they do to be seen by men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi.
23:8 But do not be called Rabbi: for one is your Teacher; and all of you are brethren.
23:9 And call no man upon the earth your father: for one is your Father, who is in heaven.
23:10 Neither be called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
23:11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
23:12 And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and he who shall humble himself shall be exalted.
23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you do not go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
23:14 [Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation.]
23:15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you cross sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
23:16 Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
23:17 You blind fools: which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
23:18 And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is obligated.
23:19 You blind fools: which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
23:20 Therefore, whoever shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things on it.
23:21 And whoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him who dwells in it.
23:22 And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.
23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, justice, mercy, and faithfulness: these you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
23:24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.
23:25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and self-indulgence.
23:26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
23:27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
23:29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the sepulchres of the righteous,
23:30 And say, If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
23:31 Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves, that you are the sons of those who killed the prophets.
23:32 Fill up, then, the measure of the sins of your fathers.
23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape being condemned to hell?
23:34 Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them you shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:
23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berachiah, whom you killed between the temple and the altar.
23:36 Truly I say to you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets, and stone those who are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not let me!
23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
23:39 For I say to you, You shall not see me again, until you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.