The Parable of the Householder Hiring Laborers to Work in the Vineyard
“For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard.” Matthew 20:1-2 ASV
Illustration of the master, or householder, hiring three more workers to join the laborers already in the fields. One worker leans against a wall, while two others sit on the ground, one with a pick-axe. Workers in the background can be seen carrying grapes and working. The householder leans on a staff.
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Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, NEW YORK (NY): Benziger Brothers, 1904) 184