"For the kingdom of heaven is like a man--the master of the house--who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
And [after]a coming to an agreement with the workers for a denarius per day, he sent them into his vineyard.
And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace.
And to those [people] he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and I will give you whatever is right.'
So they went. Going outb again about the sixth and ninth hour he did the same [thing].
And about the eleventh [hour] he went out [and]c found others standing [there] and said to them, 'Why are you standing here the whole day unemployed?'
They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You go also into the vineyard.'
And [when]d evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the workers and pay them theire wages, beginning from the last up to the first.'
And [when] the ones [hired] about the eleventh hour came, they received a denarius apiece.
And [when]f the first came, they thought that they would receive more, and they also received a denarius apiece.
And [when they]g received [it],h they began to complaini against the master of the house,
saying, 'These last [people] worked one hour and you made them equal to us who have endured the burden of the day and the burning heat!'
But he answered one of them [and]j said, 'Friend, I am not doing you wrong. Did you not come to an agreement with me for a denarius?
Take [what is] yours and go! But I want to give to this last [person] [the same] as [I gave]k to you also.
Is it notl permitted for me to do whatever I want with [what is] mine? Or is your eye evil because I am generous?'
Thus the last will be first and the first last."