New Living Translation
He agreed to pay the normal daily wage and sent them out to work.
King James Bible
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Darby Bible Translation
And having agreed with the workmen for a denarius the day, he sent them into his vineyard.
World English Bible
When he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Young's Literal Translation
and having agreed with the workmen for a denary a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Matthew 20:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:2 The Roman penny was about seven pence halfpenny. [About thirteen and three quarter cents, American.] This was then the usual price of a day's labour.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xx. 30, About the Two Blind Men Sitting by the Way Side, and Crying Out, "Lord, have Mercy On
1. Ye know, Holy Brethren, full well as we do, that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the Physician of our eternal health; and that to this end He took the weakness of our nature, that our weakness might not last for ever. For He assumed a mortal body, wherein to kill death. And, "though He was crucified through weakness," as the Apostle saith, "yet He liveth by the power of God."  They are the words too of the same Apostle; "He dieth no more, and death shall have no more dominion over Him." …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
The Private Thoughts and Words of Jesus
He said to his disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few.
"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
"At nine o'clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing.
Should we pay them, or shouldn't we?" Jesus saw through their hypocrisy and said, "Why are you trying to trap me? Show me a Roman coin, and I'll tell you."
"Show me a Roman coin. Whose picture and title are stamped on it?" "Caesar's," they replied.
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