New American Standard Bible
"And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day long?'
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The eleventh hour - About five o'clock in the afternoon, or when there was but one working hour of the day left.
LibraryThe Servant-Lord and his Servants
'Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.'--MATT. xx. 28. It seems at first sight strangely unsympathetic and irrelevant that the ambitious request of James and John and their foolish mother, that they should sit at Christ's right hand and His left in His kingdom, should have been occasioned by, and have followed immediately upon, our Lord's solemn and pathetic announcement of His sufferings. But the connection is not difficult to trace. The disciples believed that, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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.
"Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing.
"They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.'
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