Matthew 20:14
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New International Version
Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you.

New Living Translation
Take your money and go. I wanted to pay this last worker the same as you.

English Standard Version
Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you.

Berean Study Bible
Take your pay and go. I want to give this last man the same as I gave you.

Berean Literal Bible
Take what is yours and go; and I desire to give to this last, as to you also.

New American Standard Bible
'Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.

King James Bible
Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take what's yours and go. I want to give this last man the same as I gave you.

International Standard Version
Take what is yours and go. I want to give this last man as much as I gave you.

NET Bible
Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the same as I gave to you.

New Heart English Bible
Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Take yours and go. But I wish to give to this last group even as to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Take your money and go! I want to give this last worker as much as I gave you.

New American Standard 1977
‘Take what is yours and go your way, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take that which is thine and go, for I desire to give unto this last one, even as unto thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Take what is yours, and go your way: I will give unto this last, even as unto you.

American King James Version
Take that your is, and go your way: I will give to this last, even as to you.

American Standard Version
Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Take what is thine and go. But it is my will to give to this last even as to thee:

English Revised Version
Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take that which is thine, and depart: I will give to this last, even as to thee.

Weymouth New Testament
Take your money and go. I choose to give this last comer just as much as I give you.

World English Bible
Take that which is yours, and go your way. It is my desire to give to this last just as much as to you.

Young's Literal Translation
take that which is thine, and go; and I will to give to this, the last, also as to thee;
Study Bible
The Parable of the Workers
13But he answered one of them, ‘Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Did you not agree with me on one denarius? 14Take your pay and go. I want to give this last man the same as I gave you. 15Do I not have the right to do as I please with what is mine? Or are you envious because I am generous?’…
Cross References
Matthew 20:13
But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Did you not agree with me on one denarius?

Matthew 20:15
Do I not have the right to do as I please with what is mine? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
Treasury of Scripture

Take that your is, and go your way: I will give to this last, even as to you.

thine.

Matthew 6:2,6,16 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, …

2 Kings 10:16,30,31 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they …

Ezekiel 29:18-20 Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve …

Luke 15:31 And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received …

Romans 3:4,19 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is …

I will.

John 17:2 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal …

(14) Take that thine is, and go thy way.--The tone of dismissal is natural and intelligible in the parable. The question, What answers to it in God's dealings with men? is not so easy to answer. If the "penny" which each received was the gift of eternal life, did those who answered to the murmuring labourers receive that, or were they excluded by their discontent from all share in it? Was the money which they received as "fairy-gold" that turned to a withered leaf in the hands of its thankless possessor? The answer is, perhaps, to be found in the thought that that reward lies in the presence of God to the soul of the disciple, and that this depends for its blessedness on the harmony between the character of the believer and the mind of God. Heaven is not a place, but a state, its happiness is not sensual but spiritual, and those who are in it share its blessedness in proportion as they are like God and see Him as He is. It is only perfect when their charity is like His.

Verse 14. - Take that thine is; thine own. Take your agreed wages, and go; there is nothing more to be said. I will (θέλω δέ) give; but it is my will to give. The lord defends his conduct on the ground that such is his will and pleasure. By it he injures nobody, he benefits many; who should presume to censure him? Take that thine is,.... By agreement, and go thy way; out of my sight, give me no more trouble on this head; which looks like a dismissal from his service, and after privileges; and was true of many among the Jews, who were only nominal professors, and from whom the Gospel and ordinances of it were taken:

I will give unto this last man that was called, and sent into the vineyard,

even as unto thee; the same outward privileges, besides special grace, and eternal glory, which it looks as if the other had not. 20:1-16 The direct object of this parable seems to be, to show that though the Jews were first called into the vineyard, at length the gospel should be preached to the Gentiles, and they should be admitted to equal privileges and advantages with the Jews. The parable may also be applied more generally, and shows, 1. That God is debtor to no man. 2. That many who begin last, and promise little in religion, sometimes, by the blessing of God, arrive at a great deal of knowledge, grace, and usefulness. 3. That the recompense of reward will be given to the saints, but not according to the time of their conversion. It describes the state of the visible church, and explains the declaration that the last shall be first, and the first last, in its various references. Till we are hired into the service of God, we are standing all the day idle: a sinful state, though a state of drudgery to Satan, may be called a state of idleness. The market-place is the world, and from that we are called by the gospel. Come, come from this market-place. Work for God will not admit of trifling. A man may go idle to hell, but he that will go to heaven, must be diligent. The Roman penny was sevenpence halfpenny in our money, wages then enough for the day's support. This does not prove that the reward of our obedience to God is of works, or of debt; when we have done all, we are unprofitable servants; but it signifies that there is a reward set before us, yet let none, upon this presumption, put off repentance till they are old. Some were sent into the vineyard at the eleventh hour; but nobody had hired them before. The Gentiles came in at the eleventh hour; the gospel had not been before preached to them. Those that have had gospel offers made them at the third or sixth hour, and have refused them, will not have to say at the eleventh hour, as these had, No man has hired us. Therefore, not to discourage any, but to awaken all, be it remembered, that now is the accepted time. The riches of Divine grace are loudly murmured at, among proud Pharisees and nominal Christians. There is great proneness in us to think that we have too little, and others too much of the tokens of God's favour; and that we do too much, and others too little in the work of God. But if God gives grace to others, it is kindness to them, and no injustice to us. Carnal worldlings agree with God for their penny in this world; and choose their portion in this life. Obedient believers agree with God for their penny in the other world, and must remember they have so agreed. Didst not thou agree to take up with heaven as thy portion, thy all; wilt thou seek for happiness in the creature? God punishes none more than they deserve, and recompenses every service done for him; he therefore does no wrong to any, by showing extraordinary grace to some. See here the nature of envy. It is an evil eye, which is displeased at the good of others, and desires their hurt. It is a grief to ourselves, displeasing to God, and hurtful to our neighbours: it is a sin that has neither pleasure, profit, nor honour. Let us forego every proud claim, and seek for salvation as a free gift. Let us never envy or grudge, but rejoice and praise God for his mercy to others as well as to ourselves.
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