Christ, by the similitude of the labourers in the vineyard, sheweth that God is debtor unto no man:
Matthew 20:1 For the kingdom of the heavens is like a householder who went out with the early morn to hire workmen for his vineyard. Matthew 20:2 And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius the day, he sent them into his vineyard. Matthew 20:3 And having gone out about [the] third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle; Matthew 20:4 and to them he said, Go also ye into the vineyard, and whatsoever may be just I will give you. And they went their way. Matthew 20:5 Again, having gone out about the sixth and ninth hour, he did likewise. Matthew 20:6 But about the eleventh [hour], having gone out, he found others standing, and says to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? Matthew 20:7 They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, Go also ye into the vineyard [and whatsoever may be just ye shall receive]. Matthew 20:8 But when the evening was come, the lord of the vineyard says to his steward, Call the workmen and pay [them] their wages, beginning from the last even to the first. Matthew 20:9 And when they [who came to work] about the eleventh hour came, they received each a denarius. Matthew 20:10 And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more, and they received also themselves each a denarius. Matthew 20:11 And on receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, Matthew 20:12 saying, These last have worked one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the heat. Matthew 20:13 But he answering said to one of them, [My] friend, I do not wrong thee. Didst thou not agree with me for a denarius? Matthew 20:14 Take what is thine and go. But it is my will to give to this last even as to thee: Matthew 20:15 is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs? Is thine eye evil because *I* am good? Matthew 20:16 Thus shall the last be first, and the first last; for many are called ones, but few chosen ones.
foretelleth his passion:
Matthew 20:17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples with [him] apart in the way, and said to them, Matthew 20:18 Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; Matthew 20:19 and they will deliver him up to the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify, and the third day he shall rise again.
by answering the mother of Zebedee's children, teacheth his disciples to be lowly:
Matthew 20:20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, doing homage, and asking something of him. Matthew 20:21 And he said to her, What wilt thou? She says to him, Speak [the word] that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand and one on thy left in thy kingdom. Matthew 20:22 And Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup which *I* am about to drink? They say to him, We are able. Matthew 20:23 [And] he says to them, Ye shall drink indeed 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 of my Father. Matthew 20:24 And the ten, having heard [of it], were indignant about the two brothers. Matthew 20:25 But Jesus having called them to [him], said, Ye know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them, and the great exercise authority over them. Matthew 20:26 It shall not be thus amongst you, but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your servant; Matthew 20:27 and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your bondman; Matthew 20:28 as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:29 And as they went out from Jericho a great crowd followed him.
and giveth two blind men their sight.
Matthew 20:30 And lo, two blind men, sitting by the wayside, having heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David. Matthew 20:31 But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David. Matthew 20:32 And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you? Matthew 20:33 They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Matthew 20:34 And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.