Matthew 21:28

“ But what thinke you? A certaine man had two sonnes, and he came to the first, and said, Sonne, goe worke to day in my vineyard.”

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Other Translations for Matthew 21:28

But what think ye? A [certain] man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
- King James Version

"But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in the vineyard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But how does it seem to you? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go and do work today in the vine-garden.
- Basic English Bible

But what think ye? A man had two children, and coming to the first he said, Child, go to-day, work in [my] vineyard.
- Darby Bible

But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go, work to-day in my vineyard.
- Webster's Bible

But give me your judgement. There was a man who had two sons. He came to the elder of them, and said, `My son, go and work in the vineyard to-day.'
- Weymouth Bible

But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first, and said, 'Son, go work today in my vineyard.'
- World English Bible

But what semeth to you? A man hadde twey sones; and he cam to the firste, and seide, Sone, go worche this dai in my vyneyerd.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And what think ye? A man had two children, and having come to the first, he said, Child, go, to-day be working in my vineyard.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Commentary for Matthew 21:28

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:28


Mt 21:28-31 A [certain] man had two sons. The two sons represent the priests, elders and scribes on the one hand, and the publicans and harlots, "the sinners", on the other (Mt 21:31). Both classes were bidden to work in the Lord's vineyard. The publicans and sinners had refused, but repented at the preaching of John. The others professed to obey, but did not. The design of the parable is to show that the publicans and harlots, whom they so much despised, were morally superior to his questioners.

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