New International Version
When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner.
King James Bible
And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
Darby Bible Translation
And on receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,
World English Bible
When they received it, they murmured against the master of the household,
Young's Literal Translation
and having received it, they were murmuring against the householder, saying,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They murmured - The Jews made the preaching of the Gospel to the Gentiles, a pretense why they should reject that Gospel; as they fondly imagined they were, and should be, the sole objects of the Divine approbation. How they murmured because the Gentiles were made partakers of the kingdom of God; see Acts 11:1, etc., and Acts 15:1, etc. There are many similitudes of this kind among the Jews, where the principal part even of the phraseology of our Lord's parable may be found. Several of them may be seen in Schoettgen. Our Lord, however, as in all other cases, has greatly improved the language, scope, design, and point of the similitude. He was, in all cases, an eminent master of the sentences.
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So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
These who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.'
It could have been sold for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly.
At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."
Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?
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