New International Version
"About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing.
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,
Matthew 20:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The third hour - Nine o'clock in the morning.
Market-place - Where laborers usually stood till they were hired. I have often seen laborers standing in the market places of large towns in these countries, waiting to be employed.
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He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.
So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.
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