Matthew 20:7
New International Version
"'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'

New Living Translation
"They replied, 'Because no one hired us.' "The landowner told them, 'Then go out and join the others in my vineyard.'

English Standard Version
They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’

Berean Study Bible
‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. So he told them, ‘You also go into my vineyard.’

Berean Literal Bible
They say to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He says to them, 'You go also into the vineyard.'

New American Standard Bible
"They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.'

King James Bible
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

Christian Standard Bible
"'Because no one hired us,' they said to him. "'You also go into my vineyard,' he told them.

Contemporary English Version
"Because no one has hired us," they answered. Then he told them to go work in his vineyard.

Good News Translation
'No one hired us,' they answered. 'Well, then, you go and work in the vineyard,' he told them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Because no one hired us,' they said to him. "'You also go to my vineyard,' he told them.

International Standard Version
They told him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He told them, 'You go into the vineyard as well.'

NET Bible
They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You go and work in the vineyard too.'

New Heart English Bible
"They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' "He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were saying to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You go also to the vineyard, and whatever is appropriate you will receive.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'No one has hired us,' they answered him. "He said to them, 'Work in my vineyard.'

New American Standard 1977
“They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into the vineyard.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
They say unto him, Because no one has hired us. He said unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever is right, that shall ye receive.

King James 2000 Bible
They said unto him, Because no man has hired us. He said unto them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall you receive.

American King James Version
They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He said to them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, that shall you receive.

American Standard Version
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard.

Darby Bible Translation
They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, Go also ye into the vineyard [and whatsoever may be just ye shall receive].

English Revised Version
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.

Webster's Bible Translation
They say to him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, that shall ye receive.

Weymouth New Testament
"'Because no one has hired us,' they replied. "'You also, go into the vineyard,' he said.

World English Bible
"They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' "He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and you will receive whatever is right.'

Young's Literal Translation
they say to him, Because no one did hire us; he saith to them, Go ye -- ye also -- to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous ye shall receive.
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Parable of the Workers
6About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ he asked. 7‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered. So he told them, ‘You also go into my vineyard.’ 8When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last ones hired and moving on to the first.’…
Cross References
Matthew 20:1
For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

Matthew 20:6
About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?' he asked.

Matthew 20:8
When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last ones hired and moving on to the first.'

Treasury of Scripture

They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He said to them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, that shall you receive.

Because.

Acts 4:16 Saying, What shall we do to these men?…

Acts 17:30,31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all …

Romans 10:14-17 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and …

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, …

Ephesians 2:11,12 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh…

Ephesians 3:5,6 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it …

Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, …

Go.

Matthew 22:9,10 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, …

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there …

Luke 14:21-23 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the …

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night …

and.

Ephesians 6:8 Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he …







Lexicon
‘Because
Ὅτι (Hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

no one
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

has hired
ἐμισθώσατο (emisthōsato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3409: To hire out, mid: I hire, engage. From misthos; to let out for wages, i.e. to hire.

us,’
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

they answered.
Λέγουσιν (Legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

So he told
Λέγει (Legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

them,
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

‘You
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

go
Ὑπάγετε (Hypagete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5217: To go away, depart, begone, die. From hupo and ago; to lead under, i.e. Withdraw or retire, literally or figuratively.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

[my]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

vineyard.’
ἀμπελῶνα (ampelōna)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 290: A vineyard. From ampelos; a vineyard.
(7) Because no man hath hired us.--This, again, is one of the salient points of the parable. The last called labourers had not rejected any previous summons, and when called they obeyed with alacrity. They, too, came in full unquestioning faith.

Verse 7. - No man hath hired us. A poor excuse, because, had they been at their post earlier, work would have been offered them. Go ye also into the vineyard. The householder accepts the excuse, and, now that they are desiring to labour, engages them as the others, promising to give them what is fair. Their present willingness seems to compensate for their previous tardiness. The clause, "whatsoever is right," etc., is omitted by some good manuscripts, the Vulgate, and other versions. Thus no mention of reward is made to these - they were satisfied by being employed at all. 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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