New American Standard Bible
"But he answered and said to one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?
King James Bible
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said to one of them, My friend, I do not wrong thee. Didst thou not agree with me for a denarius?
World English Bible
"But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Didn't you agree with me for a denarius?
Young's Literal Translation
'And he answering said to one of them, Comrade, I do no unrighteousness to thee; for a denary didst not thou agree with me?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Friend, I do thee no wrong - I have fully complied with the contract. We had an agreement: I have paid all that I promised. If I choose to give a penny to another man if he labors little or not at all if I should choose to give all my property away to others, it would not affect this contract with you: it is fully met; and with my own with that on which you have no further claim I may do as I please. So, if Christians are just, and pay their lawful debts, and injure no one, the world has no right to complain if they give the rest of their property to the poor, or devote it to send the gospel to the pagan, or to release the prisoner or the captive. It is their own. They have a right to do with it as they please. They are answerable, not to people, but to God, and infidels, and worldly people, and cold professors in the church have no right to interfere.
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'Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.'--MATT. xx. 28. It seems at first sight strangely unsympathetic and irrelevant that the ambitious request of James and John and their foolish mother, that they should sit at Christ's right hand and His left in His kingdom, should have been occasioned by, and have followed immediately upon, our Lord's solemn and pathetic announcement of His sufferings. But the connection is not difficult to trace. The disciples believed that, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Delivered on the Lord's Day, on that which is Written in the Gospel, Matt. xx. 1, "The Kingdom of Heaven is Like unto a Man That
Ci. Foretelling his Passion. Rebuking Ambition.
Cii. Bartimæus and his Companion Healed.
"When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
'Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.
and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless.
And Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you have come for." Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
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