So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
When they received it, they began to grumble1 against the landowner.
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'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 heat2 of the day.'
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"But he answered one of them, 'Friend,3 I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius?
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Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you.
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'4
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