Matthew 20:3
Good News Translation
He went out again to the marketplace at nine o'clock and saw some men standing there doing nothing,

Contemporary English Version
About nine that morning, the man saw some other people standing in the market with nothing to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the marketplace idle.

New American Bible
Going out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the marketplace idle.

the third.

Mark 15:25 And it was the third hour: and they crucified him.

Acts 2:15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day:

standing.

Matthew 20:6,7 But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle? . . .

Matthew 11:16,17 But whereunto shall I esteem this generation to be like? It is like to children sitting in the market place. . . .

Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Ezekiel 16:49 Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and the poor.

Acts 17:17-21 He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews and with them that served God: and in the market place, every day, with them that were there. . . .

1 Timothy 5:13 And withal being idle they learn to go about from house to house: and are not only idle, but tattlers also and busy bodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Hebrews 6:12 That you become not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience shall inherit the promises.

Context
The Parable of the Workers
2And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the marketplace idle. 4And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:2
And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Matthew 20:4
And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just.

Acts 16:19
But her masters, seeing that the hope of their gain was gone, apprehending Paul and Silas, brought them into the market place to the rulers.

Acts 17:17
He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews and with them that served God: and in the market place, every day, with them that were there.

Additional Translations
About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.

And having gone out about the third hour, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle;

And having gone out about [the] third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle;

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle;

And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place,

About nine o'clock he went out and saw others loitering in the market-place.

He went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace.

'And having gone forth about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle,
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