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Matthew 20:1-34

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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Matayo 20:1-34

Olugero lw’Abalimi mu Nnimiro y’Emizabbibu

120:1 a Mat 13:24 b Mat 21:28, 33Awo Yesu n’abagamba nti, “Obwakabaka obw’omu ggulu bufaanana ng’omuntu ssemaka, eyakeera mu makya n’apangisa abakozi okukola mu nnimiro ye ey’emizabbibu. 2N’alagaana n’abapakasi okubasasula omuwendo eddinaali emu emu, ze zaali ensimbi ez’olunaku olumu. N’abasindika mu nnimiro ye ey’emizabbibu.

3“Bwe waayitawo essaawa nga bbiri n’asanga abalala nga bayimiridde mu katale nga tebalina kye bakola, 4nabo n’abagamba nti, ‘Nammwe mugende mu nnimiro y’emizabbibu, era nnaabasasula empeera ebasaanira.’ 5Ne bagenda.

“Ku ssaawa omukaaga ne ku mwenda n’asindikayo abalala mu ngeri y’emu. 6Essaawa nga ziweze nga kkumi n’emu n’asanga abalala nga bayimiridde awo, n’ababuuza nti, ‘Lwaki muyimiridde awo olunaku lwonna nga temulina kye mukola?’

7“Ne bamuddamu nti, ‘Kubanga tetufunye atuwa mulimu.’ N’abagamba nti, ‘Nammwe mugende mukole mu nnimiro yange ey’emizabbibu.’

820:8 Lv 19:13; Ma 24:15“Awo obudde nga buwungeera nannyini nnimiro n’alagira nampala ayite abakozi abawe empeera yaabwe ng’asookera ku b’oluvannyuma.

9“Abaatandika ku ssaawa ekkumi n’emu ne baweebwa eddinaali emu emu. 10Bali abaasookayo bwe bajja ne basuubira nti bo ze banaasasulwa zijja kusingako obungi. Naye nabo yabasasula omuwendo gwe gumu ogw’olunaku olumu nga bali. 1120:11 Yon 4:1Bwe baagifuna ne beemulugunyiza nannyini nnimiro 1220:12 Yon 4:8; Luk 12:55; Yak 1:11nga bagamba nti, ‘Bano abooluvannyuma baakoledde essaawa emu yokka naye lwaki obawadde empeera eyenkana eyaffe, ffe abaakoze okuva mu makya ne mu musana gw’omu tuntu?’

1320:13 Mat 22:12; 26:50“Mukama waabwe kwe kuddamu omu ku bo nti, ‘Munnange si kubbye; bwe wabadde otandika okukola tetwalagaanye eddinaali emu? 14Twala eddinaali yo ogende. Naye njagala n’ono asembyeyo okumuwa empeera y’emu nga gye nkuwadde. 1520:15 Ma 15:9; Mak 7:22Siyinza kukozesa byange nga bwe njagala? Obuggya bukukutte kubanga ndi wa kisa?’

1620:16 Mat 19:30“Kale nno bwe kityo bwe kiriba abooluvannyuma ne baba aboolubereberye, n’aboolubereberye ne baba abooluvannyuma.”

17Awo Yesu bwe yali ayambuka e Yerusaalemi n’atwala abayigirizwa be ekkumi n’ababiri, mu kyama. Bwe baali mu kkubo, n’abagamba nti, 1820:18 a Luk 9:51 b Mat 8:20 c Mat 16:21; 27:1, 2“Laba twambuka e Yerusaalemi, Omwana w’Omuntu aliweebwayo eri bakabona abakulu n’abannyonnyozi b’amateeka, bamusalire omusango ogw’okufa. 1920:19 a Mat 16:21 b Bik 2:23 c Mat 16:21 d Mat 16:21Era balimuwaayo eri Abamawanga ne bamuduulira ne bamukuba, era balimukomerera ku musaalaba. Naye ku lunaku olwokusatu alizuukizibwa.”

Okusaba kwa Nnyina Yakobo ne Yokaana

2020:20 a Mat 4:21 b Mat 8:2Awo nnyina w’abaana ba Zebbedaayo, n’ajja eri Yesu ne batabani be bombi, n’amusinza ng’ayagala okubaako ky’amusaba.

2120:21 Mat 19:28Yesu n’amubuuza nti, “Kiki ky’oyagala?” N’addamu nti, “Nsaba, mu bwakabaka bwo, abaana bange bano bombi batuule naawe omu ku mukono gwo ogwa ddyo n’omulala ku gwa kkono.”

2220:22 Is 51:17, 22; Yer 49:12; Mat 26:39, 42; Mak 14:36; Luk 22:42; Yk 18:11Naye Yesu n’amuddamu nti, “Tomanyi ky’osaba. Muyinza okunywa ku kikompe nze kye ŋŋenda okunywako?” Ne baddamu nti, “Tuyinza.”

2320:23 Bik 12:2; Kub 1:9N’abagamba nti, “Weewaawo ekikompe mugenda kukinywako. Naye eky’okutuula ku mukono gwange ogwa ddyo oba ogwa kkono nze sikirinaako buyinza. Ebifo ebyo byategekebwa dda Kitange.”

2420:24 Luk 22:24, 25Abayigirizwa bali ekkumi bwe baawulira ebyo abooluganda ababiri bye baasaba, ne babanyiigira nnyo. 25Yesu kwe kubayita n’abagamba nti, “Mumanyi ng’abakulembeze b’abamawanga babazitoowereza embeera, n’abakulu baabwe babafuza lyanyi. 2620:26 Mat 23:11; Mak 9:35Naye tekisaanye kuba bwe kityo mu mmwe. Buli ayagala okubeera omukulu mu mmwe, abeerenga muweereza wa banne. 27Na buli ayagala okuba omwami mu mmwe aweerezenga banne ng’omuddu waabwe. 2820:28 a Mat 8:20 b Luk 22:27; Yk 13:13-16; 2Ko 8:9; Baf 2:7 c Is 53:10; Mat 26:28; 1Ti 2:6; Tit 2:14; Beb 9:28; 1Pe 1:18, 19Mube nga Omwana w’Omuntu atajja kuweerezebwa wabula okuweereza, n’okuwaayo obulamu bwe ng’omutango okununula abangi.”

Yesu Azibula Bamuzibe Babiri

29Awo Yesu n’abayigirizwa be bwe baali bava mu kibuga Yeriko, ekibiina kinene ne kimugoberera. 3020:30 Mat 9:27Abazibe b’amaaso babiri abaali batudde ku mabbali g’ekkubo bwe baawulira nga Yesu ayita mu kkubo eryo, ne baleekaanira waggulu nnyo nga bakoowoola nti, “Ssebo, Omwana wa Dawudi, otusaasire!”

31Ekibiina ne kibalagira okusirika, naye bo, ne beeyongera bweyongezi okukoowoolera waggulu nga boogera nti, “Ssebo, Omwana wa Dawudi, tusasire.”

32Yesu bwe yabatuukako n’ayimirira n’ababuuza nti, “Mwagala mbakolere ki?”

33Ne bamuddamu nti, “Mukama waffe, twagala otuzibule amaaso.”

34Yesu n’abasaasira n’akwata ku maaso gaabwe amangwago ne gazibuka, ne bamugoberera.