For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder…
1. I have been good in that I hired you at all.
2. Hired you before you had shown what you could do.
3. I now give you all I promised, without criticising your work.
4. In being good to others I do not wrong you.Learn, if one should say — "Since I shall be no better off in the end than those who began late to work for God, and I may therefore delay," he should reflect that this hour may be his eleventh.
(J. C. Gray.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.