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Bible Quiz: Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

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1) In Jesus' Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, a landowner went into town several times during the day to hire laborers. Why were some of the workers grumbling when they got paid at the end of the day?

They only got paid one denarius for the day's work.

The landowner did not pay them a standard day's wages.

The workers who started early in the morning were angry that they got only the same pay as those who started late in the day.

The workers who started late in the day were angry that they would not get paid until they had worked a whole day.

2) How did the landowner answer the grumbling workers?

He promised to pay each worker a bonus after he had worked five days.

He said he had paid more than a standard day's wages and they had no right to complain.

He said he had a right to be generous with his money if he pleased.

He promised to pay the workers who came late at the end of their next day.

3) What is the moral of the parable?

Salvation is earned only through hard work.

Salvation is a gift from God, not a birthright.

A worker should ask what his pay will be before taking a job.

Anyone who takes unfair advantage of his employees is not worthy of the Kingdom of God.