Matthew 20:8

So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So when euen was come, the lord of the vineyard saith vnto his Steward, Call the labourers, and giue them their hire, beginning from the last, vnto the first.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When evening came, the owner of the vineyard *said to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last {group} to the first.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when evening came, the lord of the vine-garden said to his manager, Let the workers come, and give them their payment, from the last to the first.
- Basic English Bible

But when the evening was come, the lord of the vineyard says to his steward, Call the workmen and pay [them] their wages, beginning from the last even to the first.
- Darby Bible

So when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last to the first.
- Webster's Bible

When evening came, the master said to his steward, `Call the men and pay them their wages. Begin with the last set and finish with the first.'
- Weymouth Bible

When evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.'
- World English Bible

And whanne euenyng was comun, the lord of the vyneyerd seith to his procuratoure, Clepe the werk men, and yelde to hem her hire, and bigynne thou at the laste til to the firste.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And evening having come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the workmen, and pay them the reward, having begun from the last -- unto the first.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 20:8


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


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:8


Mt 20:8 Saith unto his steward. The steward, to whom the duty of paying the laborers is assigned, probably represents Christ.

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