Matthew 20:12

“Saying, These last haue wrought but one houre, and thou hast made them equall vnto vs, which haue borne the burden, and heat of the day.”

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Other Translations

Saying, 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.
- King James Version

saying, 'These last men have worked {only} one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

saying, These last have spent `but' one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, These last have done only one hour's work, and you have made them equal to us, who have undergone the hard work of the day and the burning heat.
- Basic English Bible

saying, These last have worked one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the heat.
- Darby Bible

Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day.
- Webster's Bible

`These who came last have done only one hour's work, and you have put them on a level with us who have worked the whole day and have borne the scorching heat.'
- Weymouth Bible

saying, 'These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!'
- World English Bible

These laste wrouyten oon our, and thou hast maad hem euen to vs, that han born the charge of the dai, and heete?
- Wycliffe Bible

that These, the last, wrought one hour, and thou didst make them equal to us, who were bearing the burden of the day -- and the heat.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:12


20:12 Thou hast made them equal to us - So St. Peter expressly, #Acts 15:9|. God - hath put no difference between us (Jews) and them, (Gentiles,) purifying their hearts by faith. And those who were equally holy here, whenever they were called, will be equally happy hereafter.


Discussion for Matthew 20

  • Sheldon
    Those whom the Lord Jesus knew before time began,He strength because He knew their hearts.So they were chosen and predestined for salvation,it s His amazing grace.
  • Chalizamudzi Elizabeth Matola
    God looks at all of us as equals. His reward will not depend on how long we have been Christians. Even new converts are valued and will receive the same eternal life as those who were converted long time ago
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 1-16 Jesus teach us more about the 'ways' of Jehovah GOD These 'way" of GOD' are already established predestined by and for GOD's glory and honor. My opinion, personal belief, ..., ..., DO NOT MATTER as it relates to those 'ways' of GOD example 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
  • I am that Michael Isaac Dale
    My Holy Father exposes all hypocrisy. Ye mock the Son of man before saying, My heart has already shown me where I will be, in darkness gnashing of teeth not dwelling in light. I will never give up nor stop loving God and Yeshua my savior. (Nay. For ye cannot love GOD except ye repent and confess the Son.) It is written, The LORD preserves ALL them that love him: but ALL the wicked will he destroy.
  • Bruce
    Rachael: That's All of Us, We All Need a Savior. 5yrs. Asking The Lord for Help, Forgiveness, l'm Convinced I can't be Saved. 2yrs. I didn't Talk to Him. Then He Told me I Need Salvation, Go Forward and Ask Forgiveness. It was a little Scary Stepping Out and Going Forward. Next Morning WOW. This is not The World I Went to Sleep in. A Heavy Gone. Cursing Gone, I Am Changed. I Told Everyone.
  • Allen
    Racheal, dont give up, satan seeks to destroy us, he is a liar and murderer. But Jesus has won the victory for us. Study your Bible , pray and seek God. Paul wrote I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. When Jesus is with us, nothing can stand against us. May God Bless and strengthen you with The Holy Spirit.

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