New American Standard Bible
"When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,
King James Bible
And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
Darby Bible Translation
And on receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,
World English Bible
When they received it, they murmured against the master of the household,
Young's Literal Translation
and having received it, they were murmuring against the householder, saying,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Murmured - Complained; found fault with.
The goodman of the house - The original here is the same word which in Matthew 20:1 is translated householder, and should have been so translated here. It is the old English way of denoting the father of a family. It expresses no moral quality.
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Delivered on the Lord's Day, on that which is Written in the Gospel, Matt. xx. 1, "The Kingdom of Heaven is Like unto a Man That
Ci. Foretelling his Passion. Rebuking Ambition.
Cii. Bartimæus and his Companion Healed.
"When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius.
saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.'
"For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her.
Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, "I am the bread that came down out of heaven."
But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble?
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