Christ, by the similitude of the labourers in the vineyard, sheweth that God is debtor unto no man:
Matthew 20:1 For the kingdome of heauen is like vnto a man that is an housholder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. Matthew 20:2 And when hee had agreed with the labourers for a peny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Matthew 20:3 And he went out about the third houre, and saw others standing idle in the market place, Matthew 20:4 And said vnto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, & whatsoeuer is right, I wil giue you. And they went their way. Matthew 20:5 Againe he went out about the sixth and ninth houre, and did likewise. Matthew 20:6 And about the eleuenth houre, he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith vnto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? Matthew 20:7 They say vnto him, Because no man hath hired vs. He saith vnto them, Go ye also into the vineyard: and whatsoeuer is right, that shall ye receiue. Matthew 20:8 So when euen was come, the lord of the vineyard saith vnto his Steward, Call the labourers, and giue them their hire, beginning from the last, vnto the first. Matthew 20:9 And when they came that [were hired] about the eleuenth houre, they receiued euery man a penie. Matthew 20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should haue receiued more, and they likewise receiued euery man a penie. Matthew 20:11 And when they had receiued it, they murmured against the good man of the house, Matthew 20:12 Saying, These last haue wrought [but] one houre, and thou hast made them equall vnto vs, which haue borne the burden, and heat of the day. Matthew 20:13 But he answered one of them and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penie? Matthew 20:14 Take that thine is, and goe thy way, I will giue vnto this last, euen as vnto thee. Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawfull for mee to doe what I wil with mine owne? Is thine eye euill, because I am good? Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many bee called, but fewe chosen.
foretelleth his passion:
Matthew 20:17 And Iesus going vp to Hierusalem, tooke the twelue disciples apart in the way, and said vnto them, Matthew 20:18 Behold, we goe vp to Hierusalem, and the Sonne of man shall be betraied vnto the chiefe Priests, and vnto the Scribes, and they shall condemne him to death, Matthew 20:19 And shal deliuer him to the Gentiles to mocke, and to scourge, and to crucifie him: and the third day he shall rise againe.
by answering the mother of Zebedee's children, teacheth his disciples to be lowly:
Matthew 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children, with her sonnes, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. Matthew 20:21 And he said vnto her, What wilt thou? She saith vnto him, Grant, that these my two sonnes may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left in thy kingdome. Matthew 20:22 But Iesus answered, and said, Ye know not what ye aske. Are ye able to drinke of the cup that I shall drinke of, and to be baptized with the baptisme that I am baptized with? They say vnto him, We are able. Matthew 20:23 And he saith vnto them, Yee shall drinke indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptisme that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to giue, but [it shall be giuen] to them for whom it is prepared of my father. Matthew 20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moued with indignation against the two brethren. Matthew 20:25 But Iesus called them vnto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion ouer them, and they that are great, exercise authoritie vpon them. Matthew 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: But whosoeuer will bee great among you, let him be your minister. Matthew 20:27 And whosoeuer will be chiefe among you, let him be your seruant. Matthew 20:28 Euen as the Sonne of man came not to be ministred vnto, but to minister, and to giue his life a ransome for many. Matthew 20:29 And as they departed from Hiericho, a great multitude followed him.
and giveth two blind men their sight.
Matthew 20:30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Iesus passed by, cried out, saying, Haue mercie on vs, O Lord, thou sonne of Dauid. Matthew 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should holde their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Haue mercie on vs, O Lord, thou sonne of Dauid. Matthew 20:32 And Iesus stood still, and called them, and saide, What will yee that I shall doe vnto you? Matthew 20:33 They say vnto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Matthew 20:34 So Iesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediatly their eyes receiued sight, and they followed him.