The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.
After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.
You two go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.
He went out again around noon, and around three o clock, and did likewise. Going out about five o clock, he found others standing around, and said to them...
You two go into my vineyard.
Why do you stand here idle all day?
Because no one has hired us.
When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman...
Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.
When those who had started at 5 o clock came, each received the usual daily wage. So when the first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them got the usual wage.
And on receiving it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying....
My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what is yours, and go. What if I wish to give the last one the same as you? Or am I free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous? Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.
These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day's burden and the heat!