Matthew 20:4
New International Version
He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'

New Living Translation
So he hired them, telling them he would pay them whatever was right at the end of the day.

English Standard Version
and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’

Berean Study Bible
‘You also go into my vineyard,’ he said, ‘and I will pay you whatever is right.’

Berean Literal Bible
and to them he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and I will give you whatever might be right.'

King James Bible
And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

New King James Version
and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went.

New American Standard Bible
and to those he said, ‘You go into the vineyard also, and whatever is right, I will give you.’ And so they went.

NASB 1995
and to those he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' And so they went.

NASB 1977
and to those he said, ‘You too go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ And so they went.

Amplified Bible
and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right (an appropriate wage).’ And they went.

Christian Standard Bible
He said to them, ‘You also go into my vineyard, and I’ll give you whatever is right.’ So off they went.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To those men he said, You also go to my vineyard, and I'll give you whatever is right.' So off they went.

American Standard Version
and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to them, 'You go also to the vineyard; whatever is appropriate I shall give you.'

Contemporary English Version
He promised to pay them what was fair, if they would work in his vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just.

English Revised Version
and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Good News Translation
so he told them, 'You also go and work in the vineyard, and I will pay you a fair wage.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said to them, 'Work in my vineyard, and I'll give you whatever is right.' So they went.

International Standard Version
He told them, 'You go into the vineyard, too, and I will pay you whatever is right.'

Literal Standard Version
and to these he said, Go—also you—to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous I will give you;

NET Bible
He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too, and I will give you whatever is right.'

New Heart English Bible
To them he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went their way.

Weymouth New Testament
To these also he said, "'You also, go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.'

World English Bible
To them he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went their way.

Young's Literal Translation
and to these he said, Go ye -- also ye -- to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous I will give you;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Workers
3About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4‘You also go into my vineyard,’ he said, ‘and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went. He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.…

Cross References
Matthew 20:3
About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.

Matthew 20:5
So they went. He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing.


Treasury of Scripture

And said to them; Go you also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Go.

Matthew 9:9
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

Matthew 21:23-31
And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? …

Luke 19:7-10
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner…

and whatsoever.

Colossians 4:1
Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.









(4) Whatsoever is right.--The absence of a definite contract in hiring the labourers who did less than the day's work obviously involved an implicit trust in the equity of the householder. They did not stipulate for wages, or ask, as the disciples had asked, "What shall we have therefore?" The implied lesson thus suggested is, that a little work done, when God calls us, in the spirit of trust, is better than much done in the spirit of a hireling.

Verse 4. - Ye also; implying that he had already set some to work at fixed wages. Whatsoever is right (δίκαιον); just and fair. He offers these no definite sum as remuneration, assuring them only that he will deal equitably with them; i.e. doubtless, according to their view, that he will give them three quarters of a day's wages, paying them pro rata. But at the end he treats them much more generously. Lightfoot notes that the Talmudists had tracts on the payment and regulation of labourers, and in their canons distinguished between being hired for a day and for some hours. They went their way, quite satisfied to leave their remuneration to the householder, with whom probably they were acquainted.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
‘You
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

go
Ὑπάγετε (Hypagete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[my]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

vineyard,’
ἀμπελῶνα (ampelōna)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 290: A vineyard. From ampelos; a vineyard.

he said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

I will pay
δώσω (dōsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

whatever
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

is
(ē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

right.’
δίκαιον (dikaion)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.


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