Matthew 20:1
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English Standard Version
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

King James Bible
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

American Standard Version
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
THE kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

English Revised Version
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

Weymouth New Testament
"For the Kingdom of the Heavens is like an employer who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard,

Matthew 20:1 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

For (γάρ)

Explaining and confirming Matthew 19:30.

Early in the morning (ἅμα πρωὶ)

Along with the dawn. "Here (at Hamadan, in Persia), we observed every morning, before the sun rose, that a numerous band of peasants were collected, with spades in their hands, waiting to be hired for the day to work in the surrounding fields. This custom struck me as a most happy illustration of our Saviour's parable, particularly when, passing by the same place late in the day, we found others standing idle, and remembered his words, 'Why stand ye here all the day idle?' as most applicable to their situation; for on putting the very same question to them, they answered us, ' Because no man hath hired us.'" (Morier, "Second Journey through Persia," cited by Trench, "Parables.")

Matthew 20:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the kingdom. This parable was intended to illustrate the equity of God's dealings, even when 'the first are placed last, and the last first.'

Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 13:24,31,33,44,45,47 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field...

Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

Matthew 25:1,14 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom...

a man.

Matthew 9:37,38 Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few...

Matthew 21:33-43 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dig a wine press in it...

Songs 8:11,12 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers...

Isaiah 5:1,2 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill...

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer.

early.

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Songs 8:11,12 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers...

Jeremiah 25:3,4 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even to this day, that is the three and twentieth year...

labourers.

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

2 Peter 1:5-10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...

Cross References
Matthew 9:37
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

Matthew 13:24
He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field,

Matthew 20:2
After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Matthew 21:28
"What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'

Matthew 21:33
"Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country.

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