7:1Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
7:2As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
7:3So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
14:1Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
14:6Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day.
20:1For 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.
20:2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
20:4And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
20:5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
20:6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
20:7They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
20:8So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
20:9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
20:10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
20:11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
20:12Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
20:13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
20:14Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
20:15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
21:33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
21:34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
21:35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
21:36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
21:37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
21:38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
21:39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
21:40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
21:41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
10:12But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
10:13The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.