Parable of the laborers in the vineyard. Zaccheus, and the parable of the
it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from
Galilee, and came into the region of Judaea beyond
2 And great multitudes followed him.
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, testing him, and saying
unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that
he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a
writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your
hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife,
except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery.
disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not
good to marry.
11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying,
save they to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their
motherís womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and
there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of
heavenís sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on
them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid
them not, to come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
behold, one came and said unto him, Master, what good thing shall I do, that I
may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Wherefore asketh thou me concerning
that which is good? there is none good but one; but if thou wilt enter into
life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no
murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not
bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I
kept: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell
that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:
and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away
sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall
hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the
25 When the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this
is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out
early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard.
28 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a denarius a
day, he sent them into his vineyard.
29 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others
standing idle in the marketplace,
30 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and
whatsoever is right I will give you. So they went also.
31 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did
32 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?
33 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith
unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.
34 And 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.
35 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh
hour, they received every man a denarius.
36 And when the first came, they supposed that they should
receive more; but they likewise received every man a denarius.
37 And when they had received it, they murmured against the
goodman of the house,
38 Saying, These last have laboured but one hour, and thou
hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
39 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee
no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a denarius?
40 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this
last, even as unto thee.
41 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?
Or is thine eye envious, because I give freely?
42 So the last shall be first, and the first last.
Jesus entered and passed through
44 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was
the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
45 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for
the press, because he was little of stature.
46 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to
see him: for he was to pass that way.
47 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said
unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy
48 And he made haste, and came down, and received him
49 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is
gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
50 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord,
the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any
man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
51 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to
this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
52 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which
as they heard these things, he continued and spake a parable, because he was
, and because they thought that the
should immediately appear.
54 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far
country to receive for himself a kingdom, and then to return.
55 And he called ten of his servants, and delivered them ten
pounds, and said unto them, Do business with this till I come.
56 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him,
saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
57 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having
received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to
whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by
58 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained
ten pounds more.
59 And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant:
because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten
60 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained
61 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five
62 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound,
which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
63 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou
takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
64 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge
thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up
that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
65 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank,
that at my coming I might have received it with interest?
66 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the
pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
67 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds!)
68 I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall more
be given; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken
69 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should
reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
70 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up