Matthew 20:3

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he went out about the third houre, and saw others standing idle in the market place,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others in the market-place doing nothing;
- Basic English Bible

And having gone out about [the] third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle;
- Darby Bible

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place,
- Webster's Bible

About nine o'clock he went out and saw others loitering in the market-place.
- Weymouth Bible

He went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace.
- World English Bible

And he yede out aboute the thridde our, and say othere stondynge idel in the chepyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And having gone forth about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:3


Mt 20:3,4 About the third hour. Nine o'clock. The hours were counted from six o'clock.

Discussion for Matthew 20:3

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 3
    In a manner of speaking, these labourers resemble newly won souls at an altar call, zealous and willing to work in His vineyard. In reality, the first hands normally reckon they are the chosen ones but forget dismally that we are all disciples hired for one purpose, it ain 't about me or you but the harvest and no matter how hard one works, the result ought to be the same Harvest

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