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The Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

The Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

Matthew 20:1-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4 and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.

5 When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same.

6 And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’

7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’

8 When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’

9 When those hired about five o’clock came, each of the

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