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Matthew 20

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 certaine, housholder, which went out at the dawning of the day to hire labourers into his vineyarde. Matthew 20:2 And he agreed with the labourers for a peny a day, and sent them into his vineyard. Matthew 20:3 And he went out about the third houre, & sawe other standing idle in the market place, Matthew 20:4 And sayd vnto them, Goe ye also into my vineyard, and whatsoeuer is right, I will giue you: and they went their way. Matthew 20:5 Againe he went out about the sixt & ninth houre, and did likewise. Matthew 20:6 And he went about the eleuenth houre, and found other standing idle, & sayd vnto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? Matthew 20:7 They sayd vnto him, Because no man hath hired vs. He sayd to them, Goe ye also into my vineyard, and whatsoeuer is right, that shall ye receiue. Matthew 20:8 And when euen was come, the master of the vineyard sayd vnto his steward, Call the labourers, and giue them their hire, beginning at the last, till thou come to the first. Matthew 20:9 And they which were hired about ye eleuenth houre, came and receiued euery man a penie. Matthew 20:10 Nowe when the first came, they supposed that they should receiue more, but they likewise receiued euery man a penie. Matthew 20:11 And when they had receiued it, they murmured against the master 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 & heate of the day. Matthew 20:13 And hee answered one of them, saying, Friend, I doe thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penie? Matthew 20:14 Take that which is thine owne, and go thy way: I will giue vnto this last, as much as to thee. Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawfull for me to do as I will with mine owne? Is thine eye euil, because I am good? Matthew 20:16 So the last shalbe first, and the first last: for many are called, but fewe chosen.

foretelleth his passion:

Matthew 20:17 And Iesus went vp to Hierusalem, and tooke the twelue disciples apart in the way, and said vnto them, Matthew 20:18 Beholde, wee goe vp to Hierusalem, and the Sonne of man shall bee deliuered vnto the chiefe priestes, and vnto the Scribes, and they shal condemne him to death, Matthew 20:19 And shall deliuer him to the Gentiles, to mocke, and to scourge, and to crucifie him, but the thrde 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 Zebedeus children with her sonnes, worshipping him, and desiring a certaine thing of him. Matthew 20:21 And he said vnto her, What wouldest thou? She said to him, Graunt that these my two sonnes may sit, the one at thy right hand, and the other at thy left hand in thy kingdome. Matthew 20:22 And 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 shalbe baptized with? They said to him, We are able. Matthew 20:23 And he said vnto them, Ye shall drinke in deede of my cup, and shall be baptized with the baptisme, that I am baptized with, but to sit at my right hande, and at my left hand, is not mine to giue: but it shalbe giuen to them for whome it is prepared of my Father. Matthew 20:24 And when the other ten heard this, they disdained at the two brethren. Matthew 20:25 Therefore Iesus called them vnto him, and saide, We knowe that the lordes of the Gentiles haue domination ouer them, and they that are great, exercise authoritie ouer them. Matthew 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoeuer will be great among you, let him be your seruant. 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 serued, but to serue, and to giue his life for the ransome of many. Matthew 20:29 And as they departed from Iericho, a great multitude followed him.

and giveth two blind men their sight.

Matthew 20:30 And beholde, two blinde men, sitting by the way side, when they heard that Iesus passed by, cryed, saying, O Lorde, the Sonne of Dauid, haue mercie on vs. Matthew 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should holde their peace: but they cried the more, saying, O Lord, the Sonne of Dauid, haue mercie on vs. Matthew 20:32 Then Iesus stoode still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do to you? Matthew 20:33 They saide to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Matthew 20:34 And Iesus mooued with compassion, touched their eyes, & immediatly their eyes receiued sight, and they followed him.

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