1 For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers in his vineyard. 2 And agreeing with the laborers for a denarius [14 cents] a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing idle in the market; 4 and he said to them, go also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went. 5 Again going out about the sixth and ninth hours, he did likewise. 6 And going out about the eleventh hour he found others standing, and said to them, Why stand you all the day idle?
7 They said to him, Because no man has hired us. He said to them, Go also into the vineyard. 8 And when it was evening the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them the wages [stipulated], beginning from the last even to the first.
9 And those who came about the eleventh hour, received a denarius [14 cents] each. 10 And those who came first supposed that they should receive more. And they also received a denarius [14 cents] each; 11 and when they had received it, they complained of the householder, 12 saying, These last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal with us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day.
13 But he answered and said to one of them, Neighbor, I do you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius [14 cents]? 14 Take what belongs to you, and go, for I will give to the last even as to you. 15 Is it not right for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil because I am good?
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last.
17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took his twelve disciples aside privately, and said to them on the way, 18 Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19 and deliver him to the gentiles, to mock, and scourge, and crucify him; and on the third day he shall be raised.
20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping, and asking a certain thing of him. 21 And he said to her, What do you wish? She said to him, Say that these my two sons shall sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left, in your kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the cup of which I am about to drink? They said to him, We can.
23 He said to them; you shall drink indeed of my cup; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared by my Father. 24 And the ten hearing this were displeased with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the rulers of the gentiles exercise lordship over them, and the great exercise authority over them; but it shall not be so among you. 26 But whoever wishes to be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you, let him be your servant, 28 as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.
29 AND as they proceeded from Jericho a great multitude followed him. 30 And behold two blind men who sat by the way, hearing that Jesus was passing by cried, saying, Have mercy on us Lord, Son of David! 31 And the multitude charged them to be still; but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us Lord, Son of David!
32 And Jesus stopped, and called them and said, What do you wish me to do for you?
33 They said to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34 And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes; and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.