Hireling

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Hireling : a labourer employed on hire for a limited time (Job 7:1; 14:6; Mark 1:20). His wages were paid as soon as his work was over (Leviticus 19:13). In the time of our Lord a day's wage was a "penny" (which see) i.e., a Roman denarius (Matthew 20:1-14).

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