The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2He agreed to pay them a denarius20:2 A denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer. for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went.
“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’
7“ ‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’
8“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’
9“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
13“But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
16“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time
17Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18“We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death 19and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”
A Mother’s Request
20Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
21“What is it you want?” he asked.
She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
22“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?”
“We can,” they answered.
23Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”
24When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Two Blind Men Receive Sight
29As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
31The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
32Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
33“Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”
34Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
Misalin ma’aikata a gonar inabi
1“Mulkin sama yana kama da wani mai gona, wanda ya fita da sassafe don yă yi hayar mutane su yi aiki a gonar inabinsa. 2Ya yarda yă biya su dinari guda a yini, sai ya tura su gonar inabinsa.
3“Wajen sa’a ta uku, ya fita sai ya ga waɗansu suna tsattsaye a bakin kasuwa ba sa kome. 4Ya ce musu, ‘Ku ma ku tafi gonar inabina ku yi aiki, zan kuwa biya ku abin da ya dace.’ 5Saboda haka suka tafi.
“Ya sāke fita a sa’a ta shida da kuma sa’a ta tara, ya sāke yin haka. 6Wajen sa’a ta goma sha ɗaya, ya sāke fita, ya tarar da waɗansu har yanzu suna tsattsaye. Ya tambaye su, ‘Don me kuke yini tsattsaye a nan ba kwa kome?’
7“Suka amsa, ‘Don ba wanda ya ɗauke mu aiki.’
“Ya ce musu, ‘Ku ma ku je ku yi aiki a gonar inabina.’
8“Sa’ad da yamma ta yi, sai mai gonar inabin ya ce wa wakilinsa, ‘Kira ma’aikatan, ka biya su hakkin aikinsu, fara daga waɗanda aka ɗauke su a ƙarshe har zuwa na farko.’
9“Ma’aikatan da ka ɗauka wajen sa’a ta goma sha ɗaya suka zo, kowannensu kuwa ya karɓi dinari guda. 10Saboda haka da waɗanda aka ɗauka da fari suka zo, sun zaci za su sami fiye da haka. Amma kowannensu ma ya karɓi dinari guda. 11Sa’ad da suka karɓa, sai suka fara yin gunaguni a kan mai gonar. 12Suna cewa, ‘Waɗannan mutanen da aka ɗauka a ƙarshe sun yi aikin sa’a ɗaya ne kawai, ka kuma mai da su daidai da mu da muka yini muna faman aiki, muka kuma sha zafin rana.’
13“Amma ya amsa wa ɗayansu ya ce, ‘Aboki, ban cuce ka ba. Ba ka yarda ka yi aiki a kan dinari guda ba? 14Ka karɓi hakkinka ka tafi. Ni na ga damar ba waɗannan na ƙarshe daidai da yadda na ba ka. 15Ba ni da ikon yin abin da na ga dama da kuɗina ne? Ko kana kishi saboda ni mai kyauta ne?’
16“Saboda haka fa, na ƙarshe za su zama na farko, na farko kuma su zama na ƙarshe.”
Yesu ya sāke yin zancen mutuwarsa
(Markus 10.32-34; Luka 18.31-34)
17To, da Yesu yana haurawa zuwa Urushalima, sai ya ja almajiran nan goma sha biyu gefe, ya ce musu, 18“Za mu haura zuwa Urushalima, za a kuma bashe Ɗan Mutum ga manyan firistoci da malaman dokoki. Za su yi masa hukuncin kisa 19za su kuma bashe shi ga Al’ummai su yi masa ba’a, su yi masa bulala, su kuma gicciye shi. A rana ta uku kuma a tashe shi!”
20Sai mahaifiyar ’ya’yan Zebedin nan ta zo wurin Yesu tare da ’ya’yanta, da ta durƙusa a ƙasa, sai ta roƙe shi yă yi mata wani abu.
21Ya yi tambaya ya ce, “Mene ne kike so?”
Ta ce, “Ka sa daga cikin ’ya’yan nan nawa biyu, ɗaya yă zauna a damarka, ɗaya kuma a hagunka, a mulkinka.”
22Yesu ya ce musu, “Ba ku san abin da kuke roƙo ba. Za ku iya sha daga kwaf da zan sha?”
Suka amsa, “Za mu iya.”
23Yesu ya ce musu, “Tabbatacce za ku sha daga kwaf na, sai dai zama a damana, ko haguna, ba ni nake da izinin bayarwa ba. Waɗannan wurare na waɗanda Ubana ya shirya wa ne.”
24Da goman suka ji haka, sai suka yi fushi da ’yan’uwan nan biyu. 25Yesu ya kira su wuri ɗaya ya ce, “Kun san cewa masu mulkin Al’ummai sukan nuna musu iko, hakimansu kuma sukan gasa musu iko. 26Ba haka zai kasance da ku ba. Maimakon haka, duk mai son zama babba a cikinku, dole yă zama bawanku, 27kuma duk mai son zama shugaba, dole yă zama bawanku, 28kamar yadda Ɗan Mutum bai zo don a bauta masa ba, sai dai don yă yi bauta, yă kuma ba da ransa fansa saboda mutane da yawa.”
Makafi biyu sun sami ganin gari
(Markus 10.46-52; Luka 18.35-43)
29Sa’ad da Yesu da almajiransa suke barin Yeriko, sai wani babban taro ya bi shi. 30Makafi biyu kuwa suna zaune a bakin hanya, da suka ji cewa Yesu yana wucewa, sai suka ɗaga murya suka ce, “Ubangiji, Ɗan Dawuda, ka ji tausayinmu!”
31Mutane suka tsawata musu, suka ce musu su yi shiru. Sai suka ƙara ɗaga murya suna cewa, “Ubangiji, Ɗan Dawuda, ka ji tausayinmu!”
32Yesu ya tsaya ya kira su. Ya tambaye su, “Me kuke so in yi muku?”
33Suka amsa suka ce, “Ubangiji, muna so mu sami ganin gari.”
34Sai Yesu ya ji tausayinsu, ya taɓa idanunsu. Nan da nan kuwa suka sami ganin gari, suka kuma bi shi.