Christ, by the similitude of the labourers in the vineyard, sheweth that God is debtor unto no man:
Matthew 20:1 For the kyngdome of heven ys lyke vnto an houssholder which went out erly in the morninge to hyre labourers into hys vyneyarde. Matthew 20:2 And he agreed wt the labourers for a peny a daye and sent them into his vyneyarde. Matthew 20:3 And he went out about the thyrde houre and sawe other stonding ydell in the marketplace Matthew 20:4 and sayd vnto them go ye also into my vyneyarde: and whatsoever is right I will geve you. And they went there waye. Matthew 20:5 Agayne he wet out about the sixte and nynthe houre and dyd lyke wyse. Matthew 20:6 And he went out aboute the eleventhe houre and founde other stondynge ydell and sayde vnto them: Why stonde ye here all the daye ydell? Matthew 20:7 They sayde vnto hym: because no man hath hyred vs. He sayde to them: goo ye alsoo into my vyneyarde and whatsoever is right that shall ye receave. Matthew 20:8 When even was come the lorde of the vyneyarde sayde vnto hys steward: call the labourers and geve them their hyre beginnyng at ye laste tyll thou come to ye fyrste. Matthew 20:9 And they whiche were hyred aboute the eleventhe houre came and receaved every man a peny. Matthew 20:10 Then came ye fyrst supposyng yt they shuld receave moare: and they likewyse receaved every man a peny. Matthew 20:11 And when they had receaved it they murmured agaynst the good man of the housse Matthew 20:12 saying: These laste have wrought but one houre and thou hast made them equall vnto vs which have born ye burthe and heet of the daye. Matthew 20:13 He answered to one of the sayinge: frende I do the no wronge: dyddest thou not agre wt me for a peny? Matthew 20:14 Take that which is thy duty and go thy waye. I will geve vnto this last as moche as to the. Matthew 20:15 Ys it not lawfull for me to do as me listeth with myne awne? Ys thyne eye evyll because I am good? Matthew 20:16 Soo the laste shalbe fyrste and the fyrste shalbe laste. For many are called and feawe be chosen.
foretelleth his passion:
Matthew 20:17 And Iesus ascended to Ierusalem and toke the .xii. disciples a parte in the waye and sayde to the. Matthew 20:18 Beholde we goo vp to Ierusalem and the sonne of ma shalbe betrayed vnto ye chefe prestes and vnto the scribes and they shall condene him to deeth Matthew 20:19 and shall delyvre him to the getils to be mocked to be scourged and to be crucified: and ye thyrd daye he shall ryse agayne.
by answering the mother of Zebedee's children, teacheth his disciples to be lowly:
Matthew 20:20 Then came to hym the mother of zebedes chyldren with her sonnes worshippynge him and desyringe a certayne thinge of him. Matthew 20:21 And he sayd vnto her: what wilt thou have? She sayde vnto him: Gravnte that these my two sonnes may sit ye one on thy right hond and the other on ye lifte hond in thy kyngdome. Matthew 20:22 Iesus answered and sayd: Ye wot not what ye axe. Are ye able to drynke of the cuppe yt I shall drynke of and to be baptised wt the baptyme that I shalbe baptised with? They answered to him that we are. Matthew 20:23 And he sayd vnto the: Ye shall drinke of my cvp and shalbe baptised with the baptyme that I shalbe baptised with. But to syt on my ryght hond and on my lyst hond is not myne to geve: but to them for whom it is prepared of my father. Matthew 20:24 And when the ten hearde this they disdayned at ye two brethre: Matthew 20:25 But Iesus called them vnto him and sayde: Ye knowe yt the lordes of the gentyls have dominacio over them. And they that are great exercise power over the. Matthew 20:26 It shall not be so amoge you. But whosoever wyll be greate amoge you let him be youre minister: Matthew 20:27 and whosoever wil be chefe let him be youre servaut Matthew 20:28 eve as the sonne of man came not to be ministred vnto but to minister and to geve his lyfe for the redempcion of many. Matthew 20:29 And as they departed fro Hierico moche people folowed him.
and giveth two blind men their sight.
Matthew 20:30 And beholde two blinde men sittinge by ye waysyde whe they hearde Iesus passe by cryed sayinge: Thou Lorde ye sonne of David have mercy on vs. Matthew 20:31 And ye people rebuked them be cause they shulde holde their peace. But they cryed ye moare sayinge: have mercy on vs thou Lorde which arte ye sonne of David. Matthew 20:32 Then Iesus stode styll and called the and sayde: what will ye that I shulde do to you: Matthew 20:33 They sayd to him: Lorde that oure eyes maye be opened. Matthew 20:34 Iesus had copassion on the and touched their eyes. And immediatly their eyes receaved syght. And they folowed him.