New Living Translation
"At five o'clock that afternoon he was in town again and saw some more people standing around. He asked them, 'Why haven't you been working today?'
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:6 About the eleventh hour - That is, very late; long after the rest were called.
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
So they went to work in the vineyard. At noon and again at three o'clock he did the same thing.
"They replied, 'Because no one hired us.' "The landowner told them, 'Then go out and join the others in my vineyard.'
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