Matthew 20:1

Overview - Matthew 20
Christ, by the similitude of the labourers in the vineyard, shows that God is debtor unto no man;
17 foretells his passion;
20 by answering the mother of Zebedee's children, teaches his disciples to be lowly;
29 and gives two blind men their sight.
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Matthew 20:1  (King James Version)
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.
 


the kingdom
This parable was intended to illustrate the equity of God's dealings, even when "the first are placed last, and the last first."
3:2 Matthew 13:24 Matthew 13:31 Matthew 13:33 Matthew 13:44 Matthew 13:45 Matthew 13:47 22:2 Matthew 25:1 Matthew 25:14

a man
Matthew 9:37 Matthew 9:38 21:33-43 Song of Solomon 8:11 Song of Solomon 8:12 ; Isaiah 5:1 Isaiah 5:2 ; John 15:1

early
23:37 Song of Solomon 8:11 Song of Solomon 8:12 ; Jeremiah 25:3 Jeremiah 25:4

labourers
Mark 13:34 ; 1 Corinthians 15:58 ; Hebrews 13:21 ; 2 Peter 1:5-10
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