Matthew 20:2

“And when hee had agreed with the labourers for a peny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.”

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Other Translations

And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- King James Version

"When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he had made an agreement with the workmen for a penny a day, he sent them into his vine-garden.
- Basic English Bible

And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- Darby Bible

And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- Webster's Bible

and having made an agreement with them for a shilling a day, sent them into his vineyard.
- Weymouth Bible

When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- World English Bible

And whanne the couenaunt was maad with werk men, of a peny for the dai, he sente hem in to his vyneyerd.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having agreed with the workmen for a denary a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:2


20:2 The Roman penny was about seven pence halfpenny. [About thirteen and three quarter cents, American.] This was then the usual price of a day's labour.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:2


Mt 20:2 Agreed with the labourers for a penny a day. A denarius, about sixteen cents, the usual full price of a day's labor at that time. It would buy then more than a dollar will now.

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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