The Parable of the Laborers: The Gospel Accounts: A Chronological Harmony

The Parable of the Laborers

Reading Assignment:

Matthew 20:1-16


Did you understand what you read?

  1. Who does the landowner represent in this parable?
  2. How many groups of workers were hired? What was each group offered for wages?
  3. Who was paid first? What was their pay?
  4. On seeing this what did the first group expect?
  5. Why did they complain when they received exactly what they were offered for a day’s work?
  6. What does this tell us about at least one source of envy?
  7. What point is being made about the church?