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 Matthew 20:1 - 16
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Matthew
   Chapter 20
20:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard.
 
20:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
 
20:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
 
20:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
 
20:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.
 
20:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?'
 
20:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'
 
20:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"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.'
 
20:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.
 
20:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
 
20:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.
 
20:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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'These men 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.'
 
20:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius?
 
20:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you.
 
20:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
 
20:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"So the last will be first, and the first will be last."
 
 

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