Matthew 20:7

They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 20:7

They say vnto him, Because no man hath hired vs. He saith vnto them, Go ye also into the vineyard: and whatsoeuer is right, that shall ye receiue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They *said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He *said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They say to him, Because no man has given us work. He says to them, Go in with the rest, into the vine-garden.
- Basic English Bible

They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, Go also ye into the vineyard [and whatsoever may be just ye shall receive].
- Darby Bible

They say to him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, that shall ye receive.
- Webster's Bible

`Because no one has hired us,' they replied. `You also, go into the vineyard,' he said.
- Weymouth Bible

They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and you will receive whatever is right.'
- World English Bible

Thei seien to him, For no man hath hirid vs. He seith to hem, Go ye also in to my vyneyerd.
- Wycliffe Bible

they say to him, Because no one did hire us; he saith to them, Go ye -- ye also -- to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous ye shall receive.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 20:7

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:7


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

20:8 In the evening - Of life; or of the world.

20:9 Who were hired about the eleventh hour - Either the Gentiles, who were called long after the Jews into the vineyard of the Church of Christ; or those in every age who did not hear, or at least understand the Gospel call, till their day of life was drawing to a period. Some circumstances of the parable seem best to suit the former, some the latter of these senses.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:7


Mt 20:7 Because no man hath hired us. These persons were idle, because they had no opportunity to work. This point must not be lost sight of. There is no promise here for willful idleness.

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