Matthew 20:6

“And about the eleuenth houre, he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith vnto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?”

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Other Translations

And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
- King James Version

"And about the eleventh {hour} he went out and found others standing {around;} and he *said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day long?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And about the eleventh `hour' he went out, and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And about the eleventh hour he went out and saw others doing nothing; and he says to them, Why are you here all the day doing nothing?
- Basic English Bible

But about the eleventh [hour], having gone out, he found others standing, and says to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
- Darby Bible

And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
- Webster's Bible

And going out about five o'clock he found others loitering, and he asked them, "`Why have you been standing here all day long, doing nothing?'
- Weymouth Bible

About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them, 'Why do you stand here all day idle?'
- World English Bible

But aboute the elleuenthe our he wente out, and foond other stondynge; and he seide to hem, What stonden ye idel here al dai?
- Wycliffe Bible

And about the eleventh hour, having gone forth, he found others standing idle, and saith to them, Why here have ye stood all the day idle?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:6


20:6 About the eleventh hour - That is, very late; long after the rest were called.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:6


Mt 20:6 About the eleventh hour. Five o'clock.

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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