The Parable of the Workers
He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour c and did the same thing.
7 ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
So he told them, ‘You also go into my vineyard.’ e
8 When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last ones hired and moving on to the first.’
9 The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. 10 So when the original workers came, they assumed they would receive more. But each of them also received a denarius.
11 On receiving their pay, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These men who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.’
13 But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Did you not agree with me on one denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give this last man the same as I gave you. 15 Do I not have the right to do as I please with what is mine? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
The Third Prediction of the Passion
(Mark 10:32–34; Luke 18:31–34)
17 As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside and said,
A Mother’s Request
20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and knelt down to make a request of Him.
She answered, “Declare that in Your kingdom one of these two sons of mine may sit at Your right hand, and the other at Your left.”
“We can,” the brothers answered.
24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
25 But Jesus called them aside and said,
The Blind Men by the Road
(Mark 10:46–52; Luke 18:35–43)
29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. 30 And there were two blind men sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
31 The crowd admonished them to be silent, but they cried out all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
32 Jesus stopped and called them.
33 “Lord,” they answered, “let our eyes be opened.”
34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and at once they received their sight and followed Him.
2 a A denarius was customarily a day’s wage for a laborer; similarly in verses 9, 10, and 13.
3 b That is, about nine in the morning
5 c That is, about noon and again about three in the afternoon
6 d That is, about five in the afternoon;also in verse 9
7 e BYZ and TR include and whatever is right, you shall receive.
16 f BYZ and TR include For many are called, but few are chosen.
22 g BYZ includes or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized. TR is similar.
23 h BYZ and TR include and be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized .