Matthew 20:12
Good News Translation
'These men who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'while we put up with a whole day's work in the hot sun--yet you paid them the same as you paid us!'

Contemporary English Version
They said, "The ones who were hired last worked for only one hour. But you paid them the same that you did us. And we worked in the hot sun all day long!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Saying: These last have worked but one hour. and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats.

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Saying: These last have worked but one hour. and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats.

wrought but one hour.

Luke 14:10,11 But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee. . . .

Romans 3:22-24,30 Even the justice of God, by faith of Jesus Christ, unto all, and upon all them that believe in him: for there is no distinction. . . .

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body: and copartners of his promise in Christ Jesus, by the gospel

borne.

Isaiah 58:2,3 For they seek me from day to day, and desire to know my ways, as a nation that hath done justice, and hath not forsaken the judgment of their God: they ask of me the judgments of justice: they are willing to approach to God. . . .

Zechariah 7:3-5 To speak to the priests of the house of the Lord of hosts, and to the prophets, saying: Must I weep in the fifth month, or must I sanctify myself as I have now done for many years? . . .

Malachi 1:13 And you have said: Behold of our labour, and you puffed it away, saith the Lord of hosts, and you brought in of rapine the lame, and the sick, and brought in an offering: shall I accept it at your hands, saith the Lord?

Malachi 3:14 And you have said: What have we spoken against thee? You have said: He laboureth in vain that serveth God, and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances, and that we have walked sorrowful before the Lord of hosts?

Luke 15:29,30 And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years do I serve thee and I have never transgressed thy commandment: and yet thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with my friends. . . .

Luke 18:11,12 The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. . . .

Romans 3:27 Where is then thy boasting? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

Romans 9:30-32 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles who followed not after justice have attained to justice, even the justice that is of faith. . . .

Romans 10:1-3 Brethren, the will of my heart, indeed and my prayer to God is for them unto salvation. . . .

Romans 11:5,6 Even so then, at this present time also, there is a remnant saved according to the election of grace. . . .

1 Corinthians 4:11 Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode.

2 Corinthians 11:23-28 They are the ministers of Christ (I speak as one less wise): I am more; in many more labours, in prisons more frequently, in stripes above measure, in deaths often. . . .

Context
The Parable of the Workers
11And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house, 12Saying: These last have worked but one hour. and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats. 13But he answering said to one of them: friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny?…
Cross References
Jonah 4:8
But God prepared a worm, when the morning arose on the following day: and it struck the ivy and it withered.

Matthew 20:11
And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,

Luke 12:55
And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: There will heat. And it cometh to pass.

James 1:11
For the sun rose with a burning heat and parched the grass: and the flower thereof fell off, and the beauty of the shape thereof perished. So also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

Additional Translations
‘These men who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.’

saying, 'These the last have worked one hour, and you have made them equal to us, the ones having borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.'

Saying, These last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

saying, These last have spent but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.

saying, These last have worked one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the heat.

saying, These last have spent but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.

Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day.

"'These who came last have done only one hour's work, and you have put them on a level with us who have worked the whole day and have borne the scorching heat.'

saying, 'These last have spent one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat!'

that These, the last, wrought one hour, and thou didst make them equal to us, who were bearing the burden of the day -- and the heat.
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