5 When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, XXII he did the same. 6 And about fiveXXIII o’clock he went out and foundXXIV others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle allXXV day?’
7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’
He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’XXVI
‘CallXXX the laborers and giveXXXI them their pay,XXXII beginningXXXIII with the lastXXXIV and then going to the first.’ 9 When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage.
10 Now when the first came, they thoughtXXXV they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. 11 And when they received it, they grumbledXXXVI against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borneXXXVII the burdenXXXVIII of the day and the scorching heat.’XXXIX
13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend,XL I am doing you no wrong;XLI did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? 14 TakeXLII what belongs to you and go; I chooseXLIII to give to this last the same as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowedXLIV to do what I choose with what belongs to me?
Image credit: “Lord, that I Might See!” from the Matyas Church in Budapest, 1970.