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Matthew 20 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Laborers in the Vineyard

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:1 - “For the kingdom of heaven is like [fn]a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:2 - “When he had agreed with the laborers for a [fn]denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:3 - “And he went out about the [fn]third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:4 - and to those he said, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ And so they went.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:5 - “Again he went out about the [fn]sixth and the ninth hour, and did [fn]the same thing.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:6 - “And about the [fn]eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he *said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day long?’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:7 - “They *said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He *said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:8 - “When evening came, the [fn]owner of the vineyard *said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last group to the first.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:9 - “When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a [fn]denarius.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:10 - “When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; [fn]but each of them also received a denarius.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:11 - “When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:12 - saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:13 - “But he answered and said to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:14 - ‘Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:15 - ‘Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye [fn]envious because I am [fn]generous?’

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:16 - “So the last shall be first, and the first last.”

Death, Resurrection Foretold

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:17 - As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:18 - “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be [fn]delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:19 - and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.”

Preferment Asked

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:20 - Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to [fn]Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:21 - And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She *said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:22 - But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They *said to Him, “We are able.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:23 - He *said to them, “My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:24 - And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:25 - But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:26 - “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:27 - and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:28 - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His [fn]life a ransom for many.”

Sight for the Blind

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:29 - As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:30 - And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:31 - The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:32 - And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:33 - They *said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:34 - Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: a man, a landowner
The denarius was a day's wages
I.e. 9 a.m.
I.e. noon and 3 p.m.
Literally: similarly
I.e. 5 p.m.
Or, lord
The denarius was a day's wages
Literally: each one a denarius
Literally: evil
Literally: good
Or, betrayed
Literally: Him
Or, soul
NASB

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