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Matthew 20:6

    Matthew 20:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and said to them, Why stand you here all the day idle?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And about the eleventh hour he went out and saw others doing nothing; and he says to them, Why are you here all the day doing nothing?

    Webster's Revision

    And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

    World English Bible

    About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them, 'Why do you stand here all day idle?'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 20:6

    Eleventh - Five o'clock in the evening, when there was only one hour before the end of the Jewish day, which, in matters of labor, closed at six.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 20:6

    The eleventh hour - About five o'clock in the afternoon, or when there was but one working hour of the day left.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 20:6

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