The Parable Of The Workers Essay

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Introduction In Matthew chapter 20, verse one through sixteen; Matthew describes the parable of the workers in vineyard. This parable is one of the longer one’s, but the idea of what this passage is about is quite obviously seen in the very beginning of the in verse one when it is said “For the kingdom of heaven is like…” There first is the historical context of what employment meant at that time, however there is also other beliefs that this parable contains other lessons that might be more susceptible to debate, including equal rewards in heaven. Matthew 20:1-16 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius [a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 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. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ 7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’ 8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and

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