The Gospel According to St. Matthew
1 – The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
2 – And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3 – And going about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market place idle.
4 – And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just.
5 – And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did in like manner.
6 – But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle?
7 – They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard.
8 – And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first.
9 – When therefore they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
10 – But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received every man a penny.
11 – And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,
12 – Saying: These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats.
13 – But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny?
14 – Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee.
15 – Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy eye evil, because I am good?
16 – So shall the last be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.
17 – And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart, and said to them:
18 – Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death.
19 – And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked, and scourged, and crucified, and the third day he shall rise again.
20 – Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, adoring and asking something of him.
21 – Who said to her: What wilt thou? She saith to him: Say that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom.
22 – And Jesus answering, said: You know not what you ask. Can you drink the chalice that I shall drink? They say to him: We can.
23 – He saith to them: My chalice indeed you shall drink; but to sit on my right or left hand, is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared by my Father.
24 – And the ten hearing it, were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
25 – But Jesus called them to him, and said: You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that are the greater, exercise power upon them.
26 – It shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater among you, let him be your minister:
27 – And he that will be first among you, shall be your servant.
28 – Even as the Son of man is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many.
29 – And when they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30 – And behold two blind men sitting by the way side, heard that Jesus passed by, and they cried out, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us.
31 – And the multitude rebuked them that they should hold their peace. But they cried out the more, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us.
32 – And Jesus stood, and called them, and said: What will ye that I do to you?
33 – They say to him: Lord, that our eyes be opened.
34 – And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes. And immediately they saw, and followed him.
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