Matthew 20:9
New International Version
“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius.

New Living Translation
When those hired at five o’clock were paid, each received a full day’s wage.

English Standard Version
And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius.

Berean Study Bible
The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius.

Berean Literal Bible
And those hired about the eleventh hour having come, they received a denarius each.

King James Bible
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

New King James Version
And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius.

New American Standard Bible
When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius.

NASB 1995
“When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius.

NASB 1977
“And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received a denarius.

Amplified Bible
Those who had been hired at the eleventh hour (5:00 p.m.) came and received a denarius each [a day’s wage].

Christian Standard Bible
“When those who were hired about five came, they each received one denarius.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“When those who were hired about five came, they each received one denarius.

American Standard Version
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a shilling.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those of the 11th hour came and they received a denarius each.

Contemporary English Version
When the workers arrived, the ones who had been hired at five in the afternoon were given a full day's pay.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When therefore they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

English Revised Version
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

Good News Translation
The men who had begun to work at five o'clock were paid a silver coin each.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Those who started working about 5 p.m. came, and each received a day's wages.

International Standard Version
Those who were hired at five o'clock came, and each received a denarius.

Literal Standard Version
And they of about the eleventh hour having come, each received a denarius.

NET Bible
When those hired about five o'clock came, each received a full day's pay.

New Heart English Bible
"When those who were hired at about five in the afternoon came, they each received a denarius.

Weymouth New Testament
"When those came who had begun at five o'clock, they received a shilling apiece;

World English Bible
"When those who were hired at about the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius.

Young's Literal Translation
And they of about the eleventh hour having come, did receive each a denary.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Workers
8When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last ones hired and moving on to the first.’ 9 The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour came and each received a denarius. 10So when the original workers came, they assumed they would receive more. But each of them also received a denarius.…

Cross References
Matthew 20:2
He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

Matthew 20:8
When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last ones hired and moving on to the first.'

Matthew 20:10
So when the original workers came, they assumed they would receive more. But each of them also received a denarius.


Treasury of Scripture

And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

they received.

Matthew 20:2,6,7
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard…

Luke 23:40-43
But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? …

Romans 4:3-6
For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness…









(9) Every man a penny.--The scale of payment rested on the law of a generous equity. The idleness of the labourers had been no fault of theirs, and the readiness with which they came at the eleventh hour implied that they would have come as readily had they been called at daybreak, and therefore they received a full day's wages for their fraction of a day's work. The standard of payment was qualitative, not quantitative. In the interpretation of the parable, the "penny," as before, represents the eternal life of the kingdom of heaven. No true labourer could receive less; the longest life of labour could claim no more.

Verse 9. - They received every man a penny. The steward, of course, was acting according to his master's instructions (though nothing is said of any previous orders on the subject) when he thus bounteously remunerated those that had been hired at the eleventh hour. Some commentators have endeavoured to show that the "penny" allotted to each set differed greatly in value; but this is an unwarrantable conjecture, and it is indispensable to the purport of the parable that the wages should be alike to all.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[The workers who were hired]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

about
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

eleventh
ἑνδεκάτην (hendekatēn)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1734: Eleventh. Ordinal from hendeka; eleventh.

hour
ὥραν (hōran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

came [and]
ἐλθόντες (elthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

each
ἀνὰ (ana)
Adverb
Strong's 303: A primary preposition and adverb; properly, up; but used severally, or at.

received
ἔλαβον (elabon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

a denarius.
δηνάριον (dēnarion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1220: A denarius, a small Roman silver coin. Of Latin origin; a denarius.


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