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Matthew 20:9

    Matthew 20:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a shilling.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when those men came who had gone to work at the eleventh hour, they were given every man a penny.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a shilling.

    World English Bible

    "When those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 20:9

    They received every man a penny - There was no agreement how much they should receive, but merely that justice should be done, Matthew 20:4-5, Matthew 20:7. The householder supposed they had earned it, or chose to make a present to them to compensate for the loss of the first part of the day, when they were willing to work, but could not find employment.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 20:9

    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.