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A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life

3 he sent them into his vineyard


judging the twelve |

brethren, or | tribes of Israel. | There is no man sisters, or mother, |29 And every one that | that hath left or father, or | hath left houses, or| house, or wife, or children, or lands, | brethren, or | brethren, or for my sake, and for| sisters, or father, | parents, or the gospel's sake, | or mother,[4] or | children, for the 30 but he shall receive| children, or lands, | kingdom of God's a hundredfold now in| for my name's sake, |30 sake, who shall this time, houses, | shall receive [5]a | not receive and brethren, and | hundredfold, | manifold more in sisters, and | | this time, mothers, and | | children, and lands,| | with persecutions; | and | and in and in the [11]world| shall inherit | the [11]world to to come eternal |30 eternal life. But | come eternal life. 31 life. But many _that| many shall be last | are_ first shall be | _that are_ first; | last; and the last | and first _that are_| first. | last. | | 1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto | a man that is a householder, which went out | early in the morning to hire labourers
| 2 into his vineyard. And when he had agreed | with the labourers for a [6]penny a day, 3 he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third 4 hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle; and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I 5 will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about 6 the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh _hour_ he went out, and found others standing; and he 7 saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also 8 into the vineyard. And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and pay them 9 their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that _were hired_ about the eleventh hour, they received 10 every man a [6]penny. And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received every man a 11 [6]penny. And when they received it, they murmured against the 12 householder, saying, These last have spent _but_ one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden of 13 the day and the [7]scorching heat. But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me 14 for a [6]penny? Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is 15 my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine eye 16 evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last.

[Footnote 1: Some ancient authorities read _Good Master_. See Mark 10:17; Luke 18:18.]

[Footnote 2: Or, _Teacher_.]

[Footnote 3: Some ancient authorities read _Why callest thou me good? None is good save one,_ even _God._ See Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19.]

[Footnote 4: Many ancient authorities add _or wife_: as in Luke 18:29.]

[Footnote 5: Some ancient authorities read _manifold_.]

[Footnote 6: The Roman denarius, about seventeen cents of our money.]


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