"For the kingdom of heaven is like1 a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard.2
References for Matthew 20:1
He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
"About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
So they went. "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.