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The Labourers in the Vineyard
The Labourers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1 - Matthew 20:16)
20:1 
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
 
20:2 
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
 
20:3 
And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
 
20:4 
And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
 
20:5 
Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
 
20:6 
And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
 
20:7 
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
 
20:8 
So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
 
20:9 
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
 
20:10 
But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
 
20:11 
And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
 
20:12 
Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
 
20:13 
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
 
20:14 
Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
 
20:15 
Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
 
20:16 
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
 
20:17 
And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
20:18 
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
20:19 
And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
 
20:20 
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
 

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