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The parable of the labourers in the vineyard. The ambition of the two sons of Zebedee. Christ gives sight to two blind men.

[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 out 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?

[15] "What I will": Viz., with my own, and in matters that depend on my own bounty.

... [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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