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Matthew 20:1-15

NIV 1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. NIV 1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. NIV 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. NIV 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. NIV 3 "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. NIV 3 "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. NIV 4 He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.' NIV 4 He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.' NIV 5 So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. NIV 5 So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. NIV 6 About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?' NIV 6 About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?' NIV 7 " 'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.' NIV 7 " 'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.' NIV 8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.' NIV 8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.' NIV 9 "The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. NIV 9 "The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. NIV 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. NIV 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. NIV 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. NIV 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. NIV 12 'These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.' NIV 12 'These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.' NIV 13 "But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius? NIV 13 "But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius? NIV 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. NIV 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. NIV 15 Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?' NIV 15 Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'