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Matej 20:1-34

Prispodoba o radnicima u vinogradu

1“Jer s nebeskim je kraljevstvom kao s vinogradarom koji rano ujutro iziđe unajmiti radnike za vinograd. 2Pogodi se s radnicima za uobičajenu nadnicu20:2 U grčkome: za denar. i pošalje ih u vinograd.

3Oko devet sati20:3 U grčkome: oko treće ure. (Iako je u Židova dan započinjao zalaskom sunca, sati su se brojili od njegova izlaska.) ponovno prođe trgom i ugleda druge da stoje besposleni 4te i njima reče: ‘Idite i vi raditi u moj vinograd pa ću vam platiti koliko bude pravedno.’ 5U podne i oko tri sata učini isto. 6A kad je opet izišao na trg u pet sati popodne, ondje nađe još radnika. ‘Zašto stojite i besposličarite?’ upita ih.

7‘Jer nas nitko nije unajmio’, odgovore mu. ‘Idite onda i vi raditi u moj vinograd’, reče im.

8Uvečer reče predradniku: ‘Pozovi radnike i plati im: najprije onima koji su zadnji došli, a onda onima koji su prvi počeli raditi.’ 9Radnici unajmljeni u pet sati dobili su punu nadnicu. 10Nato oni koji su prvi došli raditi pomisle da će dobiti više, ali i oni prime jednako. 11Odmah počnu prigovarati vinogradaru: 12‘Ovi zadnji radili su samo uru vremena, a ti si im platio jednako kao nama koji smo cijeli dan teško radili i trpjeli žegu!’

13Jednome od njih on odgovori: ‘Prijatelju, nisam nepravedan prema tebi. Nisi li se pogodio sa mnom za toliko? 14Uzmi svoje i odlazi. A ja želim ovomu zadnjemu dati koliko i tebi. 15Nemam li pravo s vlastitim novcem činiti što me volja? Ili si zavidan što sam dobar prema njima?’

16Oni koji su sada prvi tada će biti na zadnjemu mjestu, a oni koje ovdje smatraju zadnjima ondje će biti najveći.”

Isus ponovno naviješta svoju smrt

(Mk 10:32-34; Lk 18:31-34)

17Putujući prema Jeruzalemu, Isus povede Dvanaestoricu nasamo te im reče: 18“Evo, ulazimo u Jeruzalem. Tamo će Sina Čovječjega predati svećeničkim glavarima i pismoznancima, koji će ga osuditi na smrt 19i predati Rimljanima20:19 U grčkome: poganima. da mu se izruguju, da ga bičuju i da ga raspnu. Ali treći dan će uskrsnuti.”

Treba služiti drugima

(Mk 10:35-45; Lk 22:24-27)

20Tada dođe majka Zebedejevih sinova Jakova i Ivana skupa sa sinovima te mu se ničice pokloni da ga nešto zamoli. 21“Što želiš?” upita ju Isus. Ona reče: “Zapovjedi da moji sinovi u tvojemu kraljevstvu sjednu pokraj tebe, jedan zdesna, a drugi slijeva.”

22Isus odgovori: “Ne znate što tražite. Možete li vi ispiti gorku čašu20:22 U grčkome: samo čašu ili kalež. iz koje ću ja piti?”

“Možemo!” odgovore oni.

23A on reče: “Zaista ćete piti iz moje čaše, ali nije na meni da odredim tko će sjediti meni slijeva ili zdesna. Ta su mjesta za one kojima ih je pripravio moj Otac.”

24Kad su to čula ostala desetorica učenika, naljute se na braću. 25Zato ih Isus dozove k sebi i reče: “Vi znate da vladari svijeta okrutno postupaju s narodom i da moćnici nad njim vladaju stegom. 26Neće tako biti među vama! Naprotiv, tko želi biti najveći među vama, neka vam bude sluga. 27Tko želi biti najveći od svih, neka vam bude robom. 28Jer ni Sin Čovječji nije došao da mu služe, već da on služi drugima i dade svoj život kao otkupninu za mnoge.”

Isus iscjeljuje slijepce u Jerihonu

(Mk 10:46-52; Lk 18:35-43)

29Kad su Isus i učenici izlazili iz grada Jerihona, za njim je pošlo silno mnoštvo. 30Kraj puta su sjedila dvojica slijepaca. Kad su čuli da Isus prolazi, povikali su: “Gospodine, sine Davidov, smiluj nam se!” 31Ljudi su ih stišavali, ali oni poviču još glasnije: “Gospodine, sine Davidov, smiluj nam se!”

32Kad Isus to začuje, zaustavi se, pozove ih i upita: “Što hoćete da vam učinim?”

33“Da progledamo, Gospodine!” rekoše. 34Isus se sažali nad njima i dotakne im oči. Oni smjesta progledaju i krenu za Isusom.

King James Version

Matthew 20:1-34

1For 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. 2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7They 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. 8So 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. 9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12Saying, 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. 13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

17¶ And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, 18Behold, 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, 19And 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, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. 21And 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. 22But 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. 23And 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. 24And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 25But 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. 26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 29And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

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. 31And 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. 32And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? 33They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.