Matthew 20:6
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English Standard Version
And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’

King James Bible
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 Standard Version
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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
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?

English Revised Version
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?

Webster's Bible Translation
And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

Weymouth New Testament
And going out about five o'clock he found others loitering, and he asked them, "'Why have you been standing here all day long, doing nothing?'

Matthew 20:6 Parallel
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the eleventh.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Luke 23:40-43 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Do not you fear God, seeing you are in the same condemnation...

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.

Why.

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

Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters...

Acts 17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

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

Cross References
Matthew 20:5
So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same.

Matthew 20:7
They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.'

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