Matthew 20:1-5 NIV

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

References for Matthew 20:1

2 He agreed to pay them a denariusafor the day and sent them into his vineyard.

References for Matthew 20:2

    • ® 20:2 - A denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer.
      3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
      4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’
      5 So they went. “He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing.