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Matthew 19:27Matthew 20:16

e. The Reward of the Kingdom

27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, Behold, we have left all and afollowed You. What then will there be for us?

28 And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that you who have followed Me, in the 1arestoration, when the bSon of Man sits on the cthrone of His glory, you also shall dsit on twelve thrones, 2ejudging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And everyone who has left houses or abrothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My name's sake shall 1receive 2a hundred times as much and shall 3inherit beternal life.

30 But many 1afirst will be last, and many last first.


1 1For the kingdom of the heavens is like a 2man, who is a householder, who went out early in the 3morning to hire 4workmen for his 5avineyard.

2 And having 1agreed with the workmen for a 2denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the 1third hour and saw others standing 2idle in the 3marketplace,

4 And to those he said, You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went.

5 And again he went out about the 1sixth and the 2ninth hour and did likewise.

6 And about the 1eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and said to them, Why have you been standing here all the day idle?

7 They said to him, Because 1no one has hired us. He said to them, You 2also go into the vineyard.

8 And when 1evening fell, the master of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the workmen and pay them their wages, beginning from the 2last ones to the first.

9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, they received each a denarius.

10 And when the 1first ones came, they supposed that they would receive more. And they themselves also received each a denarius.

11 And when they received it, they murmured against the householder,

12 1Saying, These last ones worked one hour, and you have made them 2equal to us who bore the burden of the day and the scorching heat.

13 But he answered 1one of them and said, 2aFriend, I am doing nothing unrighteous to you. Did you not 3agree with me for a denarius?

14 1Take what is yours and go. I 1want to give to this last one even as I have given to you.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I 1wish with what is mine? Or is your eye 2evil because I am 1good?

16 Thus shall the 1alast be first and the first last.