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Matthew 21:36

    Matthew 21:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did to them likewise.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Again, he sent other servants more in number than the first: and they did the same to them.

    Webster's Revision

    Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner.

    World English Bible

    Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them the same way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 21:36

    Other servants - There is not a moment in which God does not shower down his gifts upon men, and require the fruit of them. Various instruments are used to bring sinners to God. There are prophets, apostles, pastors, teachers: some with his gift after this manner, and some after that. The true disciples of Christ have been persecuted in all ages, and the greatest share of the persecution has fallen upon the ministers of his religion; for there have always been good and bad husbandmen, and the latter have persecuted the former.

    More than the first - Or, more honorable, so I think πλειονας should be translated; for, as the fullness of the time approached, each prophet more clearly and fully pointed out the coming of Christ.

    Our translation, which says, more than the first, conveys no meaning at all. Πλειον is the meaning I have given it above, in Matthew 6:25. πλειον της τροφης, of More Value than food; and in Numbers 22:15 πλειους και εντιμοτερους, persons higher in dignity and office.