Puzzling !!!! Matthew 20:16 "So the last will be first, and the first will be last." I have always been wondering what Jesus meant by this verse and talking to a friend last night, were discussing it again . Jesus never explained the parable that came before that statement . It was about the workmen that the master gave equal amounts of money to at the end of the day , even though some had only worked for an hour or so . Could it mean that Jesus was talking about the Jews , because He presented Himself to them first and they rejected Him so He came to the Gentiles and we accepted Him . Thus He said we would be first and the Jews would be last . I am not sure .... Any other ideas.