|Matthew 20:1-10 |
1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a landowner, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3 Now he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4 And said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' And they went their way.
5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle the whole day?'
7 And they said to him, 'Because no man has hired us.' Then he said to them, 'You also go work in the vineyard; and whatever is right, that you shall receive.'
8 So when the evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, 'Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.'
9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, every one of them received a penny.
10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would received more; but like the others, they received a penny.