New American Standard Bible
"And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place;
King James Bible
And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
Darby Bible Translation
And having gone out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle;
World English Bible
He went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace.
Young's Literal Translation
'And having gone forth about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
About the third hour - The Jews divided their days into twelve equal parts, or hours, beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset. This was, therefore about nine o'clock in the morning.
Standing idle in the market-place - A place where provisions are sold in towns. Of course, many resort to such places, and it would be the readiest place to meet persons and find employers. They were not, therefore, disposed to be idle, but were waiting in the proper place to find employers.
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"When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
and to those he said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' And so they went.
But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities,
So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.
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