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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Matthew 20:8


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    King James Bible - Matthew 20:8

    So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

    World English Bible

    When
    evening had come, the lord of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last to the first.'

    Douay-Rheims - Matthew 20:8

    And when
    evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    So when
    evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last to the first.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (8) -
    Mt 13:39,40; 25:19,31 Ro 2:6-10 2Co 5:10 Heb 9:28 Re 20:11,12

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 20:8

    Y cuando fue la tarde del día, el seor de la via dijo a su mayordomo: Llama a los obreros y pgales el jornal, comenzando desde los postreros hasta los primeros.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Matthew 20:8

    Verse 8. When the even was come] Six o'
    clock, the time they ceased from labour, and the workmen came to receive their wages.

    Steward] epitrwpov. A manager of the household concerns under the master. The rabbinical writers use the very same word, in Hebrew letters, for the same office, owpwrfypa epitropos. See Kypke.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 8. So when even was come , etc.] At six oclock, or when the sun was set, which was the time of paying labourers their wages: thus in the parable of the Jews, before referred to, which bears some resemblance to this, it is said, br[ t[l , that at evening time the labourers came to take their wages.

    Sooner than this, one that was hired for a day, could not demand it; nor was the master of the vineyard, who hired him, obliged to pay him till the sun was set f1054 , which was the time of his going forth from his labour f1055 .

    This even may be understood, either of the evening of the Jewish state, upon the calling of the Gentiles; or of the end of the world, the close of the Gospel dispensation; when the work of it will be over, when all the elect of God, Jews and Gentiles, shall be called and gathered in, and all brought to repentance towards God, and faith in Christ. The lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward: by the lord of the vineyard may be meant God the Father, who has chosen and separated the vineyard of the church for himself; and has made it the care and charge of his Son Jesus Christ; who, as mediator, may be designed by his steward; who has not only all the stores of grace in his hand, to distribute to his people, in this life, as their cases require; but has also eternal life and happiness in his possession for them; not only the promise of it, but that itself; and has a power of giving it to as many as the Father hath given him; and which he, the righteous judge, and faithful steward, will give at the day of judgment, to all that love his appearing. Call the labourers, and give them their hire ; the proper time being come: for the Jews say f1056 it is an affirmative precept to give the wages of an hired person in its time; as it is said, ( Deuteronomy 24:15) at his day thou shalt give him his hire; and if it is prolonged after its time, it is transgressing a negative precept, as it is said, (in the same place,) neither shall the sun go down upon it. So Jews and Gentiles were called to partake of the same Gospel privileges; and so will all the faithful labourers in the Lords vineyard be called together, and have the reward of eternal life bestowed upon them, and be bid to enter into the joy of their Lord, and inherit the kingdom prepared for them, as they before were ordered to go into the vineyard, and work. And though eternal life may be called hire or reward, because as hire is given to labourers, so is eternal life; and as that is given at the even and close of the day, and when the labourer has done his work, so everlasting glory will be given to the saints at the end of life, and when they have done the will and work of God: yet it will not be bestowed by way of merit, or, as if there was a just proportion between the work, labour, and services of the saints, and the glory that shall be revealed in them. Their purest services, even their sufferings for Christ, are not worthy to be compared with that; nor are there any that are done by them, but what are due to God, what he has a right unto, and are their duty to perform; so that when they are done by them in the best and most perfect manner, they are but unprofitable servants: nor can they, by anything they do, be profitable to God, or give anything to him, which can be obligatory upon him, to do anything for them, or be a valuable consideration for anything they should receive from him; and therefore they cannot merit anything at his hand, and much less eternal life: besides, their services are impure and imperfect, and whenever anything is well done by them, it is done not by their own strength and might, but by the assistance and grace of God; and therefore they can have no demand upon him for what they do: eternal life, though a reward, is not a reward of debt, but of grace; it is the free gift of God through Christ; God has graciously promised it in the covenant of his grace, before the world began; he has given it into the hands of his Son for his people, with whom it is sure; and he gives it freely to all the sheep the Father has given him. Beginning from the last unto the first ; beginning with the last that was called and sent into the vineyard, and so proceeding on to the next to them; giving them their wages as he went along, till he came to the first, who were early in the morning hired into this service; intimating, that some such method will be taken in the introducing of the saints into the kingdom of the Messiah here, and into his everlasting kingdom hereafter; whereby that saying of our Lords which occasioned this parable, will be also fulfilled, the first shall be last, and last first.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 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 shoul be preached to the Gentiles, and they should be admitted to equa 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, an usefulness. 3. That the recompense of reward will be given to the saints, but not according to the time of their conversion. It describe 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 da 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 wa sevenpence halfpenny in our money, wages then enough for the day' 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 unprofitabl servants; but it signifies that there is a reward set before us, ye let none, upon this presumption, put off repentance till they are old Some were sent into the vineyard at the eleventh hour; but nobody ha hired them before. The Gentiles came in at the eleventh hour; the gospel had not been before preached to them. Those that have had gospe 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 ha hired us. Therefore, not to discourage any, but to awaken all, be it remembered, that now is the accepted time. The riches of Divine grac are loudly murmured at, among proud Pharisees and nominal Christians There is great proneness in us to think that we have too little, an 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. Carna worldlings agree with God for their penny in this world; and choos their portion in this life. Obedient believers agree with God for their penny in the other world, and must remember they have so agreed. Dids not thou agree to take up with heaven as thy portion, thy all; wil thou seek for happiness in the creature? God punishes none more tha they deserve, and recompenses every service done for him; he therefor does no wrong to any, by showing extraordinary grace to some. See her the nature of envy. It is an evil eye, which is displeased at the goo 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 ha 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.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    οψιας
    3798 A-GSF δε 1161 CONJ γενομενης 1096 5637 V-2ADP-GSF λεγει 3004 5719 V-PAI-3S ο 3588 T-NSM κυριος 2962 N-NSM του 3588 T-GSM αμπελωνος 290 N-GSM τω 3588 T-DSM επιτροπω 2012 N-DSM αυτου 846 P-GSM καλεσον 2564 5657 V-AAM-2S τους 3588 T-APM εργατας 2040 N-APM και 2532 CONJ αποδος 591 5628 V-2AAM-2S αυτοις 846 P-DPM τον 3588 T-ASM μισθον 3408 N-ASM αρξαμενος 756 5671 V-AMP-NSM απο 575 PREP των 3588 T-GPM εσχατων 2078 A-GPM εως 2193 CONJ των 3588 T-GPM πρωτων 4413 A-GPM


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