Matthew 20:32

“And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus stood still, and called them, and saide, What will yee that I shall doe vnto you?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do unto you?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus, stopping, sent for them, and said, What would you have me do to you?
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you?
- Darby Bible

And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do to you?
- Webster's Bible

So Jesus stood still and called to them. "What shall I do for you?" He asked.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus stood still, and called them, and asked, "What do you want me to do for you?"
- World English Bible

And Jhesus stood, and clepide hem, and seide, What wolen ye, that Y do to you?
- Wycliffe Bible

And having stood, Jesus called them, and said, `What will ye [that] I may do to you?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:32


Mt 20:32 Jesus stood still. He does not object now to this title. Compare Mt 9:27. He is now about to proclaim himself the Messiah.

Discussion for Matthew 20

  • Robert
    I believe the story of the laborers is about salvation thru Jesus Christ. Those saved all have an equal access to Heaven even if their Love for Christ is one second or a hundred years. Salvation is never too late.
  • A disciple
    The story of the laborers in the vineyard teaches us, that the Lord who hired all the workers told everyone that whatever is right they shall receive, and agreed for a day's wages for going to work. The men that could only come to work for one hour, all still got a day's wages; which was paid out of the Lord's own money, and had nothing to do with the agreement He made with everyone else.
  • A disciple
    Paul; "The devout Jew is learned in the Torah. They are observant of the law of God through Moses." What has changed with God since He had David write the 2nd Psalm? When, over the last, almost 2000 years, did God change His mind, and now no longer requires us to go through His Son to come to Him? Until the Jews, and everyone else converts and believes in Jesus, THEY CANNOT BE SAVED!
  • Paul
    The devout Jew is learned in the Torah. They are observant of the law of God thru Moses. Abraham was a friend of God, Moses was his scribe. Jesus is sent to demonstrate the Holy Spirit, the power of prayer and eternal life for whom it is prepared. Christians should not be so presumptuous lest their vineyard be taken from them and given to others. The heart of man is evil. God is Judge,not man!
  • Insight777
    The cup that Jesus drank from is faith. A faith can look clean on the outside, as the Jewish faith, by holding religious doctrine that proclaims to be truth. If the religion is wrong built on lies then the inside of the cup needs to be cleaned. The faith from Jesus is he is the Son of God. This is a clean cup full of truth. Jesus wanted his pure faith/cup to be passed to others after his death.
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; No! The Jews do not follow the Torah! They follow their own teachers and books, ever since they rejected Jesus. They SAY they study Torah; but as you and I understand it, NO! And they have a completely perverted view of nearly everything that WE understand in the Old Testament. I come from a Jewish background, and I have had discussions with many Orthodox Jews; they DO NOT follow the Word!

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