New International Version
"But he answered one of them, 'I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn't you agree to work 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?
Matthew 20:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Friend, I do thee no wrong - The salvation of the Gentiles can in itself become no impediment to the Jews; there is the same Jesus both for the Jew and for the Greek. Eternal life is offered to both through the blood of the cross; and there is room enough in heaven for all.
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LibraryFebruary 2. "And Whosoever Will be Great among You, Let Him be Your Minister. And Whosoever Will be Chief among You, Let Him be Your Servant" (Matt. xx. 26, 27).
"And whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant" (Matt. xx. 26, 27). Slave is the literal meaning of the word, doulos. The first word used for service is diakanos, which means a minister to others in any usual way or work: but the word doulos means a bond slave, and the Lord here plainly teaches us that the highest service is that of a bond slave. He Himself made Himself the servant of all, and he who would come …
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He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you.
He asked, 'How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?' The man was speechless.
Jesus replied, "Do what you came for, friend." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
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