Matthew 20:1-16 KJV

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.
2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a pennya a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

References for Matthew 20:2

    • … 20:2 - penny: the Roman penny is the eighth part of an ounce, which after five shillings the ounce is seven pence halfpenny; about fourteen cents
      4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever * is right I will give you. And they went their way .
      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?
      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 .
      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.
      9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
      10 But when the first came , they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
      11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
      12 Saying , These last have wroughtb but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

      References for Matthew 20:12

        • † 20:12 - have wrought...: or, have continued one hour only
          13 But he answered one of them, and said , Friend, I do thee no wrong : didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
          14 Take that thine is, and go thy way * : I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.