The Misery of the Kingdom of Heaven - Matthew 20

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that  is an householder, which went out early in the morning to  hire labourers into his vineyard. Matthew 20:1  KJV

Matthew 20:2 And when he had  agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them  into his vineyard. 

Matthew 20:3 And he went out about the third  hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,  

Matthew 20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard,  and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their  way. 

Matthew 20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth  hour, and did likewise. 

Matthew 20:6 And about the eleventh hour  he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto  them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 

Matthew 20:7 They say  unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto  them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right,  that shall ye receive. 

Matthew 20:8 So when even was come, the  lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the  labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the  last unto the first. 

Matthew 20:9 And when they came that were  hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a  penny. 

Matthew 20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that  they should have received more; and they likewise received  every man a penny. 

Matthew 20:11 And when they had received it,  they murmured against the goodman of the house, 

Matthew 20:12  Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou  hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden  and heat of the day. 

Matthew 20:13 But he answered one of them,  and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree  with me for a penny? 

Matthew 20:14 Take that thine is, and go  thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.  

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine  own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 

Matthew 20:16 So the  last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but  few chosen.  

Matthew 20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve  disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, 

Matthew 20:18  Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be  betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they  shall condemn him to death, 

Matthew 20:19 And shall deliver him  to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify  him: and the third day he shall rise again.  

Matthew 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s  children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a  certain thing of him. 

Matthew 20:21 And he said unto her, What  wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons  may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left,  in thy kingdom. 

Matthew 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye  know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I  shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am  baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. 

Matthew 20:23  And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup,  and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with:  but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to  give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared  of my Father. 

Matthew 20:24 And when the ten heard it, they  were moved with indignation against the two brethren.  

Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye  know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion  over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon  them. 

Matthew 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but  whosoever will be great among you, let him be your  minister; 

Matthew 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you,  let him be your servant: 

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man  came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give  his life a ransom for many. 

Matthew 20:29 And as they departed  from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.  

Matthew 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way  side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out,  saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.  

Matthew 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they  should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying,  Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 

Matthew 20:32  And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will  ye that I shall do unto you? 

Matthew 20:33 They say unto him,  Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 

Matthew 20:34 So Jesus had  compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and  immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed  him. KJV

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