Mat 20:1 “For the reign of the heavens is like a man, a householder who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
Mat 20:2 “And when he had agreed with the workers for a denariusa a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Footnote: aRoman monetary unit.
Mat 20:3 “And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market-place,
Mat 20:4 and said to them, ‘You too go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I shall give you.’ And they went.
Mat 20:5 “Having gone out again about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did likewise.
Mat 20:6 “And about the eleventh hour, having gone out, he found others standing idle, and said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’
Mat 20:7 “They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you shall receive.’
Mat 20:8 “And when evening came, the master of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’
Mat 20:9 “And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denariusa.
Mat 20:10 “And when the first came, they thought they would receive more. But they too received each a silver piece.
Mat 20:11 “And when they received it, they grumbled against the householder,
Mat 20:12 saying, ‘These last have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’
Mat 20:13 “But he answering, said to one of them, ‘Friend, I do you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?a Footnote: aRoman monetary unit.
Mat 20:14 Take yours and go. But I wish to give to this last man as also to you.
Mat 20:15 Is it not right for me to do what I wish with my own? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’
Mat 20:16 “Thus the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.
Mat 19:16 And see, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good shall I do to have everlasting life?”
Mat 19:17 And He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One – Alahim. But if you wish to enter into life, guard the commands.
Luke 18:9 And He also spoke this parable to some who relied on themselves that they were righteous, and looking down on others:
Luke 18:10 “Two men went up to the Set-apart Place to pray – the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
Luke 18:11 “The Pharisee stood and began to pray with himself this way, ‘Elohim, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men, swindlers, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
Luke 18:12 I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I acquire.’
Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector standing at a distance would not even raise his eyes to the heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘Elohim, show favour unto me, a sinner!’
Luke 18:14 “I say to you, this man went down to his house declared right, rather than the other. For everyone who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.”