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Matthew 20 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:1 - "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:2 - And after agreeing with the workers for the standard wage, he sent them into his vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:3 - When it was about nine o'clock in the morning, he went out again and saw others standing around in the marketplace without work.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:4 - He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too, and I will give you whatever is right.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:5 - So they went. When he went out again about noon and three o'clock that afternoon, he did the same thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:6 - And about five o'clock that afternoon he went out and found others standing around, and said to them, 'Why are you standing here all day without work?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:7 - They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You go and work in the vineyard too.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:8 - When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the workers and give the pay starting with the last hired until the first.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:9 - When those hired about five o'clock came, each received a full day's pay.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:10 - And when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more. But each one also received the standard wage.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:11 - When they received it, they began to complain against the landowner,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:12 - saying, 'These last fellows worked one hour, and you have made them equal to us who bore the hardship and burning heat of the day.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:13 - And the landowner replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am not treating you unfairly. Didn't you agree with me to work for the standard wage?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:14 - Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the same as I gave to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:15 - Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:16 - So the last will be first, and the first last."
(Mar 10:32–34; Luk 18:31–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:17 - As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve aside privately and said to them on the way,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:18 - "Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the experts in the law. They will condemn him to death,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:19 - and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged severely and crucified. Yet on the third day, he will be raised."
(Mar 10:35–45 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:20 - Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling down she asked him for a favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:21 - He said to her, "What do you want?" She replied, "Permit these two sons of mine to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:22 - Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup I am about to drink?" They said to him, "We are able."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:23 - He told them, "You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give. Rather, it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:24 - Now when the other ten heard this, they were angry with the two brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:25 - But Jesus called them and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in high positions use their authority over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:26 - It must not be this way among you! Instead whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:27 - and whoever wants to be first among you must 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 life as a ransom for many."
(Mar 10:46–52; Luk 18:35–43 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:29 - As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:30 - Two blind men were sitting by the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, "Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:31 - The crowd scolded them to get them to be quiet. But they shouted even more loudly, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:32 - Jesus stopped, called them, and said, "What do you want me to do for you?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:33 - They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:34 - Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
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