Matthew 20:15
Good News Translation
Don't I have the right to do as I wish with my own money? Or are you jealous because I am generous?'"

Contemporary English Version
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Why should you be jealous, if I want to be generous?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good?

New American Bible
[Or] am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good?

it.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.

Exodus 33:19 He answered: I will shew thee all good, and I will proclaim in the name of the Lord before thee: and I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall please me.

Deuteronomy 7:6-8 Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth. . . .

1 Chronicles 28:4,5 But the Lord God of Israel chose me of all the house of my father, to be king over Israel for ever: for of Juda he chose the princes: and of the house of Juda, my father's house: and among the sons of my father, it pleased him to choose me king over all Israel. . . .

Jeremiah 27:5-7 I made the earth, and the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power, and by my stretched out arm: and I have given it to whom it seemed good in my eyes. . . .

John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.

Romans 9:15-24 For he saith to Moses: I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy. And I will shew mercy to whom I will shew mercy. . . .

Romans 11:5,6 Even so then, at this present time also, there is a remnant saved according to the election of grace. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who distinguisheth thee? Or what hast thou that thou hast not received, and if thou hast received, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

Ephesians 1:11 In whom we also are called by lot, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will.

Ephesians 2:1,5 And you, when you were dead in your offences and sins, . . .

James 1:18 For of his own will hath he begotten us by the word of truth, that we might be some beginning of his creature.

Is thine.

Matthew 6:23 But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be!

Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware lest perhaps a wicked thought steal in upon thee, and thou say in thy heart: The seventh year of remission draweth nigh; and thou turn away thy eyes from thy poor brother, denying to lend him that which he asketh: lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it become a sin unto thee.

Deuteronomy 28:54 The man that is nice among you, and very delicate, shall envy his own brother, and his wife, that lieth in his bosom,

Proverbs 23:6 Eat not with an envious man, and desire not his meats:

Proverbs 28:22 A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.

Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

James 5:9 Grudge not, brethren, one against another, that you may not be judged. Behold the judge standeth before the door.

because.

Jonah 4:1-4 And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and God had mercy with regard to the evil which he had said that he would do to them, and he did it not. . . .

Acts 13:45 And the Jews, seeing the multitudes, were filled with envy and contradicted those things which were said by Paul, blaspheming.

Context
The Parable of the Workers
14Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee. 15Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? Is thy eye evil, because I am good? 16So shall the last be first and the first last. For many are called but few chosen.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:9
Beware lest perhaps a wicked thought steal in upon thee, and thou say in thy heart: The seventh year of remission draweth nigh; and thou turn away thy eyes from thy poor brother, denying to lend him that which he asketh: lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it become a sin unto thee.

Jeremiah 18:6
Cannot I do with you, as this potter, O house of Israel, saith the Lord? behold as clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

Jonah 4:1
And God saw their works, that they were turned from their evil way: and God had mercy with regard to the evil which he had said that he would do to them, and he did it not.

Matthew 6:23
But if thy eye be evil thy whole body shall be darksome. If then the light that is in thee, be darkness: the darkness itself how great shall it be!

Matthew 20:14
Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee.

Mark 7:22
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

Additional Translations
Do I not have the right to do as I please with what is mine? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

Or is it not lawful for me to do what I will with that which is mine? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?'

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good?

is it not lawful for me to do what I will in my own affairs? Is thine eye evil because I am good?

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? is thy eye evil because I am good?

Have I not a right to do what I choose with my own property? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

Isn't it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?'

is it not lawful to me to do what I will in mine own? is thine eye evil because I am good?
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