Job 7:1-2

Job Continues: My Life Has No Hope

1 “Has not man a  a hard service on earth,
and are not his b  days like the days of a hired hand?
2Like a slave who longs for c  the shadow,
and like d  a hired hand who looks for his e  wages,

Matthew 20:1-8

Laborers in the Vineyard

1For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6And g  about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8And h  when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his i  foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’
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