New International Version
About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?'
King James Bible
And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
Darby Bible Translation
But about the eleventh [hour], having gone out, he found others standing, and says to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
World English Bible
About the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle. He said to them, 'Why do you stand here all day idle?'
Young's Literal Translation
And about the eleventh hour, having gone forth, he found others standing idle, and saith to them, Why here have ye stood all the day idle?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Eleventh - Five o'clock in the evening, when there was only one hour before the end of the Jewish day, which, in matters of labor, closed at six.
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So they went. "He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing.
"'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'
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