Matthew 20-2121st Century King James Version (KJ21)
20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4 and said unto them, ‘Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you.’ And they went their way.
5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said unto them, ‘Why stand ye here all the day idle?’
7 They said unto him, ‘Because no man hath hired us.’ He said unto them, ‘Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.’
8 So when evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said unto his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.’
9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
10 But when the first came, they supposed they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the master of the house,
12 saying, ‘These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’
13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I do thee no wrong. Didst thou not agree with me for a penny?
14 Take that which is thine and go thy way. I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?’
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart on the way and said unto them,
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,
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.”
20 Then came to Him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshiping Him and desiring a certain thing of Him.
21 And He said unto her, “What wilt thou?” She said 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.”
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 said unto Him, “We are able.”
23 And He said 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 by My Father.”
24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
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.
26 But it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
27 and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant,
28 even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life as a ransom for many.”
29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.
30 And behold, two blind men were sitting by the wayside when they heard that Jesus was passing by, and they cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Thou Son of David!”
31 And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace; but they cried out the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Thou Son of David!”
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them and said, “What will ye that I shall do unto you?”
33 They said unto Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”
34 So Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.
21 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage unto the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2 saying unto them, “Go into the village opposite you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them unto Me.
3 And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say, ‘The Lord hath need of them,’ and straightway he will send them.”
4 All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 “Tell ye the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass.’”
6 And the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them.
7 And they brought the ass and the colt and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut down branches from the trees and strewed them in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried out, saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”
11 And the multitude said, “This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.”
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves,
13 and said unto them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called the house of prayer,’ but ye have made it a den of thieves.”
14 And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were sore displeased,
16 and said unto Him, “Hearest thou what these say?” And Jesus said unto them, “Yea, have ye never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise’?”
17 And He left them and went out of the city into Bethany, and He lodged there.
18 Now in the morning as He returned into the city, He hungered.
19 And when He saw a fig tree by the wayside, He came to it and found nothing thereon, but leaves only. And He said unto it, “Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever.” And immediately the fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How soon has the fig tree withered away!”
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, “Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, ‘Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea,’ it shall be done.
22 And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
23 And when He had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto Him as He was teaching and said, “By what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority?”
24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, “I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell Me, I in like manner will tell you by what authority I do these things.
25 The baptism of John: whence was it? From Heaven, or of men?” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we shall say, ‘From Heaven,’ he will say unto us, ‘Why did ye not then believe him?’
26 But if we shall say, ‘Of men,’ we fear the people, for all hold John to be a prophet.”
27 And they answered Jesus and said, “We cannot tell.” And He said unto them, “Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28 “But what think ye? A certain man had two sons. And he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’
29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he repented and went.
30 And he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ and went not.
31 Which of those two did the will of his father?” They said unto Him, “The first.” Jesus said unto them, “Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the Kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and harlots believed him. And ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
33 “Hear another parable: There was a certain householder who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen and went into a far country.
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one and killed another and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants, more than the first; and they did unto them likewise.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, ‘They will reverence my son.’
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.’
39 And they caught him and cast him out of the vineyard and slew him.
40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?”
41 They said unto Him, “He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.”
42 Jesus said unto them, “Did ye never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
43 Therefore say I unto you, the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”
45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that He spoke of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitude, because they took Him for a prophet.