Matthew 20:2

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when hee had agreed with the labourers for a peny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.

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