Interlinear Bible > Matthew 20 Matthew 20 Interlinear Bible. September 22, 2017. As translated from the Hebrew Matthew, Aramaic, and a few later Greek manuscripts. 26 But this is not your calling. The penny payment stands for the eternal reward in heaven. You’ve made them equal to us!’. When you heard the reading of the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard just now, did your heart leap for joy? This parable is unique to Matthews Gospel. PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what is mine? “He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. III. “This will help you understand the way heaven’s kingdom operates: “There once was a wealthy landowner who went out at daybreak to hire all the laborers he could find to work in his vineyard. What, in a word or two, is the parable of the laborers in the vineyard about? She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”. 25 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, called them to his side and said, “Kings and those with great authority in this world rule oppressively over their subjects, like tyrants. These lessons are based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, found in Matthew 20:1-16. Their hearts were set on their own advancement rather than intercession for their Master. He did the same thing at noon and again at three o’clock, making the same arrangement as he did with the others. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. The owner of a vineyard hires day laborers at various times throughout the day. The petition of the two blind men granted, and their eyes opened . Copyright © 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing® Group, LLC. 2 After agreeing with the workers on one denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers. So he touched their eyes, and instantly they could see! * [ 20:29 – 34] The cure of the blind men is probably symbolic of what will happen to the disciples, now blind to the meaning of Jesus’ passion and to the necessity of their sharing his suffering. In the parable the Lord speaks of a landowner that hires laborers to work in his vineyard. However, the men who worked all day long said, “That’s not fair. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[ a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 20 “This will help you understand the way heaven’s kingdom operates: “There once was a wealthy landowner who went out at daybreak to hire all the laborers he could find to work in his vineyard. After agreeing to pay them the standard day’s wage, he put them to work. “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard went to his foreman and said, ‘Call in all the laborers, line them up, and pay them the same wages, starting with the most recent ones I hired and finishing with the ones who worked all day.’. Jesus tells the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) in response to Peter’s question in Matthew 19:27: "We have left everything to follow you! He did the same thing at noon and again at three o’clock, making the same arrangement as he did with the others. * [20:1–16] This parable is peculiar to Matthew. (Matthew 20:1) ANALOGIES IN THE PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD The householder is God. (N) On the third day(O) he will be raised to life!”(P). To receive these posts by e-mail each Monday, sign up. The “householder” is Christ Himself, the Master of the “vineyard,” the field of labor (service to the world through His church). The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (also called the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard or the Parable of the Generous Employer) is a parable of Jesus which appears in the Chapter 20 of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament.. 7 “‘Because no one hired us,’ they answered. Didn’t you agree to work for the standard wage? Chapter 20. 21 He said to her, “What is it that you want?”, She answered, “Make the decree[f] that these, my sons, will rule with you in your kingdom—one sitting on your right hand, one on your left.”, 22 Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you are asking.” Then, looking in the eyes of Jacob and John, Jesus said, “Are you prepared to drink from the cup of suffering that I am about to drink? 11 When they realized what had happened, they were offended and complained to the landowner, saying, 12 ‘You’re treating us unfairly! What then will we have?" “Can you drink the cup(U) I am going to drink?”, 23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup,(V) but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. Matthew 20 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. Recently I received a question about the parable found in Matt 20:1-16. He told them, ‘Come and work for me in my vineyard and I’ll pay you a fair wage.’. Both Greek and Aramaic leave the Hebrew name as it is, Jacob. Jesus said to them, “Your faith has healed you.” And all the people praised God because of this miracle. 3 "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”. Bible Verses/story to Reference: “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 20 The wife of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons, Jacob[e] and John. 20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons(R) came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down,(S) asked a favor of him. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,(X) 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man(Y) did not come to be served, but to serve,(Z) and to give his life as a ransom(AA) for many.”, 29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. Text “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. The person wanted to know the meaning of the parable. And when those who had been hired first came to be paid, they were convinced that they would receive more. This passage reminds us that people have always expressed anger for what seems unfair. By Dr. Philip W. McLarty Be honest. Their ambition is emphasized by having their mother come to ask this favor. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[ a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. A prediction of Christ’s approaching sufferings . Their hearts were set on their own advancement rather than intercession for their Master. Or “in the eleventh hour” (about five o’clock). On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem,(J) and the Son of Man(K) will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. A denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers, as told by CCUMC Children's Church You will lead by a completely different model. All rights reserved worldwide. The parable in Matthew 20 illustrates that. But the blind men screamed out even louder, “Jesus, Son of David, show us mercy, Lord!”, 32 So Jesus stopped and had them brought to him. 1"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. It is about diligence of heart, acting as a chosen one from the time you start (early or late). The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about coveting, about our frustration with the grace of God as it applies not to us, but to others. Heal us!”. The laborers who are hired to work in the vineyard are Christians. “When those hired late in the day came to be paid, they were given a full day’s wage. Taking off from Peter's question, what we gain from following Christ doesn't depend upon the calendar or time clock. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Some worked only half a day, and some worked only one hour, but they all got paid the same amount, a day’s wage. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”, 24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant(W) with the two brothers. 20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. Some got exactly what they agreed to, but others got more. You will lead by a completely different model. She knelt before him and asked him for a favor. 3 “At nine o’clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing. But each one of them also received a denarius. 1 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. CHAPTER 20. Second, the parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about the first and the last. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. Matthew 20 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) The parable of the workers in the vineyard 20 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”(T), 22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. In Matthew 20 is the parable of the workers in the vineyard. For full-text access to all articles, subscribe to the Century. by Steve Thorngate. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. (Matthew 20:1-16) It's a pithy proverb, but it doesn't capture Jesus' story. Matthew 20 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. When they realized what had happened, they were offended and complained to the landowner, saying, ‘You’re treating us unfairly! He agreed to pay them a denarius 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Or “Are you able to drink from the cup I am about to drink?”. 14 If I want to give those who only worked for an hour equal pay, what does that matter to you? If I want to give those who only worked for an hour equal pay, what does that matter to you? “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David,(AC) have mercy on us!”, 31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”. “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for … It also reminds us that God’s view of “fair” is not the same as our human understanding, and that’s actually quite a positive thing for us. “‘Because no one hired us,’ they answered. 20 “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. They’ve only worked for one hour while we’ve slaved and sweated all day under the scorching sun. Maybe no other words attributed to Jesus cause as much offense to ethical calculations as his Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about _____. You’ve made them equal to us!’, 13 “The landowner replied, ‘Friends, I’m not being unfair—I’m doing exactly what I said. Matthew 20 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Vineyard Workers. Matthew 20 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Vineyard Workers. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius [] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. Parable and interpretation? 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Before reading any further in this commentary take a moment to re-read Matthew 20:1-16 and think about this question. So the last shall be first, and the first last As he had asserted in ( Matthew 19:30) and which is clearly illustrated by this parable, as it may be applied to Jews or Gentiles, or to nominal and real Christians: for many be called; externally, under the ministration of the Gospel, as the Jews in general were, by Christ and his apostles; but “Listen to me. If you are anything like me you could re-read … Continue reading "Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16" This and the previous sentence, “Your faith has healed you,” are translated from the Hebrew Matthew. There are undeniable difficulties in the parable contained in these verses. Parable of the Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25 31 46 – Meaning and Commentary; You are the Messiah the Son of the living God – Matthew 16 13 20 Commentary; Jesus Predicts His Death – Matthew 16 21 27 Commentary; The Faith of a Canaanite Woman – Matthew 15 21 28 Meaning and Commentary Outline: Parable of the vineyard workers (1-15) The landowner hires workers (1-7) The landowner pays workers (8-10) The workers complain about unjust wages (11-12) The landowner responds to their complaints (13-15) Jesus predicts His death and suffering (17-19) I. As translated from the Aramaic and the Hebrew Matthew. “Hoping to finish his harvest that day, he went to the town square again at five o’clock, and found more who were idle. “The landowner replied, ‘Friends, I’m not being unfair—I’m doing exactly what I said. 19 And they will hand him over to the Romans[d] to be mocked, tortured, and crucified. Matthew 20 Chapter 20 Jesus gives the parable of the laborers in the vineyard—He foretells His crucifixion and resurrection—He came to give His life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:1-19. 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So he said to them, ‘Why have you been here all day without work?’. This is the Greek oikodespotes which links this passage with the parable in 20:1-16 and Matthew is the only gospel which titles the owner of the vineyard as a ‘house master.’See the fuller discussion of oikodespotes in my comments on Matthew 20:1-16. The Passion Translation (TPT): New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs - 2nd edition, large print, imitation leather, black, TPT New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--imitation leather, gray, TPT Compact New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--imitation leather, fuchsia, TPT New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--hardcover, peony. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his a vineyard. The ones hired at six o'clock in the morning put in a full days work. Some got exactly what they agreed to, but others got more. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. Didn’t you agree to work for the standard wage? thePassionTranslation.com, The Passion Translation (TPT). But everyone was paid the standard wage. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’, 8 “When evening came,(C) the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’, 9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 32 Jesus stopped and called them. Introduction: As I was studying this parable in preparation for teaching this passage, I came across this surprising assessment by Klyne Snodgrass… (1-2) A landowner’s workers early in the morning. And are you able to endure the baptism into death that I am about to endure?”[g], They answered him, “Yes, we are able.”[h], 23 “You will indeed drink the cup of my suffering and be immersed into my death,”[i] Jesus told them. Matthew 20:1-16 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. As translated from the Aramaic. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. This event is included immediately after Jesus prophesied for the third time his coming crucifixion. There we find the apostle Peter asking our Lord a remarkable question--"Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? (F) Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? A parable of unfairness. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what is mine? I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. This parable, recorded only by Matthew, is closely connected with the end of the nineteenth chapter, being spoken with reference to Peter's question as to how it should fare with those who, like himself, had left all for Christ. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Used by permission. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ Matthew 20 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 6 “Hoping to finish his harvest that day, he went to the town square again at five o’clock[a] and found more who were idle. Or “James.” Translations of the Bible have substituted Jacob with James. As the men are given sight, so, after the resurrection, will the disciples come to see that to which they are now blind. If you are anything like me you could re-read this parable a couple of times and come up with a slightly different angle on it, depending on the word or phrase you use to summarize the story. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. He goes out of his way to make sure that everyone knows that all are paid the same in spite of the different number of hours work… The naïveté of Jacob (James) and John is glaring. And are you able to endure the baptism into death that I am about to endure?”, “You will indeed drink the cup of my suffering and be immersed into my death,”, “But to be the ones who sit at the place of highest honor is not mine to decide. 34 Jesus was deeply moved with compassion[m] toward them. Yet three days later he will be raised to life again.”. But the owner pays everyone a full days wage (a denarius). 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III. “This will help you understand the way heaven’s kingdom operates: “There once was a wealthy landowner who went out at daybreak to hire all the laborers he could find to work in his vineyard. What, in a word or two, is the parable of the laborers in the vineyard about? She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”. 25 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, called them to his side and said, “Kings and those with great authority in this world rule oppressively over their subjects, like tyrants. These lessons are based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, found in Matthew 20:1-16. Their hearts were set on their own advancement rather than intercession for their Master. He did the same thing at noon and again at three o’clock, making the same arrangement as he did with the others. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. The owner of a vineyard hires day laborers at various times throughout the day. The petition of the two blind men granted, and their eyes opened . Copyright © 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing® Group, LLC. 2 After agreeing with the workers on one denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers. So he touched their eyes, and instantly they could see! * [ 20:29 – 34] The cure of the blind men is probably symbolic of what will happen to the disciples, now blind to the meaning of Jesus’ passion and to the necessity of their sharing his suffering. In the parable the Lord speaks of a landowner that hires laborers to work in his vineyard. However, the men who worked all day long said, “That’s not fair. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[ a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 20 “This will help you understand the way heaven’s kingdom operates: “There once was a wealthy landowner who went out at daybreak to hire all the laborers he could find to work in his vineyard. After agreeing to pay them the standard day’s wage, he put them to work. “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard went to his foreman and said, ‘Call in all the laborers, line them up, and pay them the same wages, starting with the most recent ones I hired and finishing with the ones who worked all day.’. Jesus tells the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) in response to Peter’s question in Matthew 19:27: "We have left everything to follow you! He did the same thing at noon and again at three o’clock, making the same arrangement as he did with the others. * [20:1–16] This parable is peculiar to Matthew. (Matthew 20:1) ANALOGIES IN THE PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD The householder is God. (N) On the third day(O) he will be raised to life!”(P). To receive these posts by e-mail each Monday, sign up. The “householder” is Christ Himself, the Master of the “vineyard,” the field of labor (service to the world through His church). The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (also called the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard or the Parable of the Generous Employer) is a parable of Jesus which appears in the Chapter 20 of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament.. 7 “‘Because no one hired us,’ they answered. Didn’t you agree to work for the standard wage? Chapter 20. 21 He said to her, “What is it that you want?”, She answered, “Make the decree[f] that these, my sons, will rule with you in your kingdom—one sitting on your right hand, one on your left.”, 22 Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you are asking.” Then, looking in the eyes of Jacob and John, Jesus said, “Are you prepared to drink from the cup of suffering that I am about to drink? 11 When they realized what had happened, they were offended and complained to the landowner, saying, 12 ‘You’re treating us unfairly! What then will we have?" “Can you drink the cup(U) I am going to drink?”, 23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup,(V) but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. Matthew 20 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. Recently I received a question about the parable found in Matt 20:1-16. He told them, ‘Come and work for me in my vineyard and I’ll pay you a fair wage.’. Both Greek and Aramaic leave the Hebrew name as it is, Jacob. Jesus said to them, “Your faith has healed you.” And all the people praised God because of this miracle. 3 "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”. Bible Verses/story to Reference: “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 20 The wife of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons, Jacob[e] and John. 20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons(R) came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down,(S) asked a favor of him. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,(X) 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man(Y) did not come to be served, but to serve,(Z) and to give his life as a ransom(AA) for many.”, 29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. Text “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. The person wanted to know the meaning of the parable. And when those who had been hired first came to be paid, they were convinced that they would receive more. This passage reminds us that people have always expressed anger for what seems unfair. By Dr. Philip W. McLarty Be honest. Their ambition is emphasized by having their mother come to ask this favor. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[ a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. A prediction of Christ’s approaching sufferings . Their hearts were set on their own advancement rather than intercession for their Master. Or “in the eleventh hour” (about five o’clock). On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem,(J) and the Son of Man(K) will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. A denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers, as told by CCUMC Children's Church You will lead by a completely different model. All rights reserved worldwide. The parable in Matthew 20 illustrates that. But the blind men screamed out even louder, “Jesus, Son of David, show us mercy, Lord!”, 32 So Jesus stopped and had them brought to him. 1"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. It is about diligence of heart, acting as a chosen one from the time you start (early or late). The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about coveting, about our frustration with the grace of God as it applies not to us, but to others. Heal us!”. The laborers who are hired to work in the vineyard are Christians. “When those hired late in the day came to be paid, they were given a full day’s wage. Taking off from Peter's question, what we gain from following Christ doesn't depend upon the calendar or time clock. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Some worked only half a day, and some worked only one hour, but they all got paid the same amount, a day’s wage. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”, 24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant(W) with the two brothers. 20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. Some got exactly what they agreed to, but others got more. You will lead by a completely different model. She knelt before him and asked him for a favor. 3 “At nine o’clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing. But each one of them also received a denarius. 1 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. CHAPTER 20. Second, the parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about the first and the last. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. Matthew 20 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) The parable of the workers in the vineyard 20 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”(T), 22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. In Matthew 20 is the parable of the workers in the vineyard. For full-text access to all articles, subscribe to the Century. by Steve Thorngate. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. (Matthew 20:1-16) It's a pithy proverb, but it doesn't capture Jesus' story. Matthew 20 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. When they realized what had happened, they were offended and complained to the landowner, saying, ‘You’re treating us unfairly! He agreed to pay them a denarius 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Or “Are you able to drink from the cup I am about to drink?”. 14 If I want to give those who only worked for an hour equal pay, what does that matter to you? If I want to give those who only worked for an hour equal pay, what does that matter to you? “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David,(AC) have mercy on us!”, 31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”. “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for … It also reminds us that God’s view of “fair” is not the same as our human understanding, and that’s actually quite a positive thing for us. “‘Because no one hired us,’ they answered. 20 “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. They’ve only worked for one hour while we’ve slaved and sweated all day under the scorching sun. Maybe no other words attributed to Jesus cause as much offense to ethical calculations as his Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about _____. You’ve made them equal to us!’, 13 “The landowner replied, ‘Friends, I’m not being unfair—I’m doing exactly what I said. Matthew 20 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Vineyard Workers. Matthew 20 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Vineyard Workers. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius [] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. Parable and interpretation? 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Before reading any further in this commentary take a moment to re-read Matthew 20:1-16 and think about this question. So the last shall be first, and the first last As he had asserted in ( Matthew 19:30) and which is clearly illustrated by this parable, as it may be applied to Jews or Gentiles, or to nominal and real Christians: for many be called; externally, under the ministration of the Gospel, as the Jews in general were, by Christ and his apostles; but “Listen to me. If you are anything like me you could re-read … Continue reading "Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16" This and the previous sentence, “Your faith has healed you,” are translated from the Hebrew Matthew. There are undeniable difficulties in the parable contained in these verses. Parable of the Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25 31 46 – Meaning and Commentary; You are the Messiah the Son of the living God – Matthew 16 13 20 Commentary; Jesus Predicts His Death – Matthew 16 21 27 Commentary; The Faith of a Canaanite Woman – Matthew 15 21 28 Meaning and Commentary Outline: Parable of the vineyard workers (1-15) The landowner hires workers (1-7) The landowner pays workers (8-10) The workers complain about unjust wages (11-12) The landowner responds to their complaints (13-15) Jesus predicts His death and suffering (17-19) I. As translated from the Aramaic and the Hebrew Matthew. “Hoping to finish his harvest that day, he went to the town square again at five o’clock, and found more who were idle. “The landowner replied, ‘Friends, I’m not being unfair—I’m doing exactly what I said. 19 And they will hand him over to the Romans[d] to be mocked, tortured, and crucified. Matthew 20 Chapter 20 Jesus gives the parable of the laborers in the vineyard—He foretells His crucifixion and resurrection—He came to give His life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:1-19. 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So he said to them, ‘Why have you been here all day without work?’. This is the Greek oikodespotes which links this passage with the parable in 20:1-16 and Matthew is the only gospel which titles the owner of the vineyard as a ‘house master.’See the fuller discussion of oikodespotes in my comments on Matthew 20:1-16. The Passion Translation (TPT): New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs - 2nd edition, large print, imitation leather, black, TPT New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--imitation leather, gray, TPT Compact New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--imitation leather, fuchsia, TPT New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--hardcover, peony. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his a vineyard. The ones hired at six o'clock in the morning put in a full days work. Some got exactly what they agreed to, but others got more. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. Didn’t you agree to work for the standard wage? thePassionTranslation.com, The Passion Translation (TPT). But everyone was paid the standard wage. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’, 8 “When evening came,(C) the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’, 9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 32 Jesus stopped and called them. Introduction: As I was studying this parable in preparation for teaching this passage, I came across this surprising assessment by Klyne Snodgrass… (1-2) A landowner’s workers early in the morning. And are you able to endure the baptism into death that I am about to endure?”[g], They answered him, “Yes, we are able.”[h], 23 “You will indeed drink the cup of my suffering and be immersed into my death,”[i] Jesus told them. Matthew 20:1-16 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. As translated from the Aramaic. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. This event is included immediately after Jesus prophesied for the third time his coming crucifixion. There we find the apostle Peter asking our Lord a remarkable question--"Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? (F) Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? A parable of unfairness. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what is mine? I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. This parable, recorded only by Matthew, is closely connected with the end of the nineteenth chapter, being spoken with reference to Peter's question as to how it should fare with those who, like himself, had left all for Christ. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Used by permission. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ Matthew 20 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 6 “Hoping to finish his harvest that day, he went to the town square again at five o’clock[a] and found more who were idle. Or “James.” Translations of the Bible have substituted Jacob with James. As the men are given sight, so, after the resurrection, will the disciples come to see that to which they are now blind. If you are anything like me you could re-read this parable a couple of times and come up with a slightly different angle on it, depending on the word or phrase you use to summarize the story. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. He goes out of his way to make sure that everyone knows that all are paid the same in spite of the different number of hours work… The naïveté of Jacob (James) and John is glaring. And are you able to endure the baptism into death that I am about to endure?”, “You will indeed drink the cup of my suffering and be immersed into my death,”, “But to be the ones who sit at the place of highest honor is not mine to decide. 34 Jesus was deeply moved with compassion[m] toward them. Yet three days later he will be raised to life again.”. But the owner pays everyone a full days wage (a denarius). 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Reading Matthew 20:1-16. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 1“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. Matthew 20-21 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. Read verse in Revised Standard Version Those hired at five o'clock put in only one hour of work. Parable of the vineyard workers (1-16) Background Questions So off they went to join the others. Matthew 20:16. Let's look at the meaning of this Scripture and study the Bible commentary. This will be important to our understanding of Jesus' teaching in the parable. Scripture Reading: It is important to read all of Matthew 19:16-20:16 in order to get the whole context in our minds. (Matthew 20:1-16) It's a pithy proverb, but it doesn't capture Jesus' story. The petition of two of the disciples, by their mother, reproved . 10 And when those who had been hired first came to be paid, they were convinced that they would receive more. 4 To those men he said, ‘You also go to my vineyard, and I’ll give you whatever is right.’ 26 Not so with you. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers, as told by CCUMC Children's Church Or are you envious because I am generous?’(G), 16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”(H), 17 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. “So he said to them, ‘Then go and join my crew and work in my vineyard.’, 8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard went to his foreman and said, ‘Call in all the laborers, line them up, and pay them the same wages, starting with the most recent ones I hired and finishing with the ones who worked all day.’, 9 “When those hired late in the day came to be paid, they were given a full day’s wage. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. For more commentary on this week's readings, see the Reflections on the Lectionary page. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius 1 a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 “At nine o’clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise() 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. because the greatest honor and authority is reserved for the one with the heart of a servant. 1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire a labourers into his vineyard. Matthew 20:1-16 ESV The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. The parable in Matthew 20 illustrates that. Before reading any further in this post take a moment to re-read Matthew 20:1-16 and think about this question. This event is included immediately after Jesus prophesied for the third time his coming crucifixion. Matthew 20 – Jesus Teaches of Grace, Greatness, and Service A. IV. We’re on our way to Jerusalem, and I need to remind you that the Son of Man will be handed over to the religious leaders and scholars, and they will sentence him to be executed. Matthew 20 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Why should my generosity make you jealous of them?’[b], 16 “Now you can understand what I meant when I said that the first will end up last and the last will end up being first. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing a idle in the marketplace, Matthew 20:1-16 . It is difficult to know whether the evangelist composed it or received it as part of his traditional material and, if the latter is … Matthew Chapter 20 Explained Matthew Chapter 20 Verses 1-14: This parable reinforces Jesus’ teaching regarding true Christian service and riches. 25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ Is thine eye evil, because I … Now when he had agreed with the lab Parable of the vineyard workers (1-16) Background Questions The evening is the end of life, and, in a sense, the judgment. 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like(A) a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. The greatest one among you will live as the one who is called to serve others, 27 because the greatest honor and authority is reserved for the one with the heart of a servant. In Matthew 20 is the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Answer: This lengthy parable is found only in the gospel of Matthew. We’re on our way to Jerusalem, and I need to remind you that the Son of Man will be handed over to the religious leaders and scholars, and they will sentence him to be executed. To receive these posts by e-mail each Monday, sign up. Some worked only half a day, and some worked only one hour, but they all got paid the same amount, a day’s wage. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will … 28 For even the Son of Man did not come expecting to be served by everyone, but to serve everyone, and to give his life in exchange for the salvation of many.”[j], 29 As Jesus approached[k] Jericho an immense crowd gathered and followed him. What then will there be for us?" 2 After agreeing with the workers on one denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. The Parable of the Sower is recorded in three of the four biblical Gospels – Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:1-15. 1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire a … Everyone is invited, but few are the chosen.”[c], 17 Jesus was about to go to Jerusalem, so he took his twelve disciples aside privately and said to them, 18 “Listen to me. Some men worked all day long in the heat of the day. “Kings and those with great authority in this world rule oppressively over their subjects, like tyrants. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat(E) of the day.’, 13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. The key to the right explanation of them must be sought in the passage which concludes the last chapter. The Greek is “a ransom paid for many.”, As translated from the Hebrew Matthew. Matthew 20:1-19. This translation will use Jacob throughout. It seems to argue against the doctrine of rewards.. 3 When he went out about nine in the morning,[ a] he saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. The Parable of the Ten Virgins. Some men worked all day long in the heat of the day. Matthew 20:22 The naïveté of Jacob (James) and John is glaring. 30 And there were two blind men sitting on the roadside. Bible > Interlinear Bible > Matthew 20 Matthew 20 Interlinear Bible. September 22, 2017. As translated from the Hebrew Matthew, Aramaic, and a few later Greek manuscripts. 26 But this is not your calling. The penny payment stands for the eternal reward in heaven. You’ve made them equal to us!’. When you heard the reading of the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard just now, did your heart leap for joy? This parable is unique to Matthews Gospel. PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what is mine? “He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. III. “This will help you understand the way heaven’s kingdom operates: “There once was a wealthy landowner who went out at daybreak to hire all the laborers he could find to work in his vineyard. What, in a word or two, is the parable of the laborers in the vineyard about? She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”. 25 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, called them to his side and said, “Kings and those with great authority in this world rule oppressively over their subjects, like tyrants. These lessons are based on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, found in Matthew 20:1-16. Their hearts were set on their own advancement rather than intercession for their Master. He did the same thing at noon and again at three o’clock, making the same arrangement as he did with the others. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. The owner of a vineyard hires day laborers at various times throughout the day. The petition of the two blind men granted, and their eyes opened . Copyright © 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing® Group, LLC. 2 After agreeing with the workers on one denarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers. So he touched their eyes, and instantly they could see! * [ 20:29 – 34] The cure of the blind men is probably symbolic of what will happen to the disciples, now blind to the meaning of Jesus’ passion and to the necessity of their sharing his suffering. In the parable the Lord speaks of a landowner that hires laborers to work in his vineyard. However, the men who worked all day long said, “That’s not fair. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[ a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 20 “This will help you understand the way heaven’s kingdom operates: “There once was a wealthy landowner who went out at daybreak to hire all the laborers he could find to work in his vineyard. After agreeing to pay them the standard day’s wage, he put them to work. “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard went to his foreman and said, ‘Call in all the laborers, line them up, and pay them the same wages, starting with the most recent ones I hired and finishing with the ones who worked all day.’. Jesus tells the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) in response to Peter’s question in Matthew 19:27: "We have left everything to follow you! He did the same thing at noon and again at three o’clock, making the same arrangement as he did with the others. * [20:1–16] This parable is peculiar to Matthew. (Matthew 20:1) ANALOGIES IN THE PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD The householder is God. (N) On the third day(O) he will be raised to life!”(P). To receive these posts by e-mail each Monday, sign up. The “householder” is Christ Himself, the Master of the “vineyard,” the field of labor (service to the world through His church). The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (also called the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard or the Parable of the Generous Employer) is a parable of Jesus which appears in the Chapter 20 of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament.. 7 “‘Because no one hired us,’ they answered. Didn’t you agree to work for the standard wage? Chapter 20. 21 He said to her, “What is it that you want?”, She answered, “Make the decree[f] that these, my sons, will rule with you in your kingdom—one sitting on your right hand, one on your left.”, 22 Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you are asking.” Then, looking in the eyes of Jacob and John, Jesus said, “Are you prepared to drink from the cup of suffering that I am about to drink? 11 When they realized what had happened, they were offended and complained to the landowner, saying, 12 ‘You’re treating us unfairly! What then will we have?" “Can you drink the cup(U) I am going to drink?”, 23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup,(V) but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. Matthew 20 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. Recently I received a question about the parable found in Matt 20:1-16. He told them, ‘Come and work for me in my vineyard and I’ll pay you a fair wage.’. Both Greek and Aramaic leave the Hebrew name as it is, Jacob. Jesus said to them, “Your faith has healed you.” And all the people praised God because of this miracle. 3 "About the third hour he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”. Bible Verses/story to Reference: “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 20 The wife of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons, Jacob[e] and John. 20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons(R) came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down,(S) asked a favor of him. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,(X) 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man(Y) did not come to be served, but to serve,(Z) and to give his life as a ransom(AA) for many.”, 29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. Text “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. The person wanted to know the meaning of the parable. And when those who had been hired first came to be paid, they were convinced that they would receive more. This passage reminds us that people have always expressed anger for what seems unfair. By Dr. Philip W. McLarty Be honest. Their ambition is emphasized by having their mother come to ask this favor. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[ a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. A prediction of Christ’s approaching sufferings . Their hearts were set on their own advancement rather than intercession for their Master. Or “in the eleventh hour” (about five o’clock). On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to Jerusalem,(J) and the Son of Man(K) will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. A denarius was the usual daily wage of a day laborer. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers, as told by CCUMC Children's Church You will lead by a completely different model. All rights reserved worldwide. The parable in Matthew 20 illustrates that. But the blind men screamed out even louder, “Jesus, Son of David, show us mercy, Lord!”, 32 So Jesus stopped and had them brought to him. 1"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. It is about diligence of heart, acting as a chosen one from the time you start (early or late). The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about coveting, about our frustration with the grace of God as it applies not to us, but to others. Heal us!”. The laborers who are hired to work in the vineyard are Christians. “When those hired late in the day came to be paid, they were given a full day’s wage. Taking off from Peter's question, what we gain from following Christ doesn't depend upon the calendar or time clock. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Some worked only half a day, and some worked only one hour, but they all got paid the same amount, a day’s wage. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”, 24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant(W) with the two brothers. 20 “For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the landowner who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard. Some got exactly what they agreed to, but others got more. You will lead by a completely different model. She knelt before him and asked him for a favor. 3 “At nine o’clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing. But each one of them also received a denarius. 1 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. CHAPTER 20. Second, the parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about the first and the last. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. Matthew 20 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) The parable of the workers in the vineyard 20 ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”(T), 22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. In Matthew 20 is the parable of the workers in the vineyard. For full-text access to all articles, subscribe to the Century. by Steve Thorngate. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. (Matthew 20:1-16) It's a pithy proverb, but it doesn't capture Jesus' story. Matthew 20 The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. When they realized what had happened, they were offended and complained to the landowner, saying, ‘You’re treating us unfairly! He agreed to pay them a denarius 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Or “Are you able to drink from the cup I am about to drink?”. 14 If I want to give those who only worked for an hour equal pay, what does that matter to you? If I want to give those who only worked for an hour equal pay, what does that matter to you? “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David,(AC) have mercy on us!”, 31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”. “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for … It also reminds us that God’s view of “fair” is not the same as our human understanding, and that’s actually quite a positive thing for us. “‘Because no one hired us,’ they answered. 20 “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. They’ve only worked for one hour while we’ve slaved and sweated all day under the scorching sun. Maybe no other words attributed to Jesus cause as much offense to ethical calculations as his Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is about _____. You’ve made them equal to us!’, 13 “The landowner replied, ‘Friends, I’m not being unfair—I’m doing exactly what I said. Matthew 20 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Vineyard Workers. Matthew 20 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Vineyard Workers. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius [] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. Parable and interpretation? 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. Before reading any further in this commentary take a moment to re-read Matthew 20:1-16 and think about this question. So the last shall be first, and the first last As he had asserted in ( Matthew 19:30) and which is clearly illustrated by this parable, as it may be applied to Jews or Gentiles, or to nominal and real Christians: for many be called; externally, under the ministration of the Gospel, as the Jews in general were, by Christ and his apostles; but “Listen to me. If you are anything like me you could re-read … Continue reading "Commentary on Matthew 20:1-16" This and the previous sentence, “Your faith has healed you,” are translated from the Hebrew Matthew. There are undeniable difficulties in the parable contained in these verses. Parable of the Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25 31 46 – Meaning and Commentary; You are the Messiah the Son of the living God – Matthew 16 13 20 Commentary; Jesus Predicts His Death – Matthew 16 21 27 Commentary; The Faith of a Canaanite Woman – Matthew 15 21 28 Meaning and Commentary Outline: Parable of the vineyard workers (1-15) The landowner hires workers (1-7) The landowner pays workers (8-10) The workers complain about unjust wages (11-12) The landowner responds to their complaints (13-15) Jesus predicts His death and suffering (17-19) I. As translated from the Aramaic and the Hebrew Matthew. “Hoping to finish his harvest that day, he went to the town square again at five o’clock, and found more who were idle. “The landowner replied, ‘Friends, I’m not being unfair—I’m doing exactly what I said. 19 And they will hand him over to the Romans[d] to be mocked, tortured, and crucified. Matthew 20 Chapter 20 Jesus gives the parable of the laborers in the vineyard—He foretells His crucifixion and resurrection—He came to give His life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:1-19. 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So he said to them, ‘Why have you been here all day without work?’. This is the Greek oikodespotes which links this passage with the parable in 20:1-16 and Matthew is the only gospel which titles the owner of the vineyard as a ‘house master.’See the fuller discussion of oikodespotes in my comments on Matthew 20:1-16. The Passion Translation (TPT): New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs, and Song of Songs - 2nd edition, large print, imitation leather, black, TPT New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--imitation leather, gray, TPT Compact New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--imitation leather, fuchsia, TPT New Testament with Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs, 2020 Edition--hardcover, peony. 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his a vineyard. The ones hired at six o'clock in the morning put in a full days work. Some got exactly what they agreed to, but others got more. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. Didn’t you agree to work for the standard wage? thePassionTranslation.com, The Passion Translation (TPT). But everyone was paid the standard wage. 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage [] and sent them out to work. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’. “He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’, 8 “When evening came,(C) the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’, 9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 32 Jesus stopped and called them. Introduction: As I was studying this parable in preparation for teaching this passage, I came across this surprising assessment by Klyne Snodgrass… (1-2) A landowner’s workers early in the morning. And are you able to endure the baptism into death that I am about to endure?”[g], They answered him, “Yes, we are able.”[h], 23 “You will indeed drink the cup of my suffering and be immersed into my death,”[i] Jesus told them. Matthew 20:1-16 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. As translated from the Aramaic. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. This event is included immediately after Jesus prophesied for the third time his coming crucifixion. There we find the apostle Peter asking our Lord a remarkable question--"Behold, we have left everything, and followed you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? (F) Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? A parable of unfairness. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with what is mine? I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. This parable, recorded only by Matthew, is closely connected with the end of the nineteenth chapter, being spoken with reference to Peter's question as to how it should fare with those who, like himself, had left all for Christ. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Used by permission. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ Matthew 20 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 6 “Hoping to finish his harvest that day, he went to the town square again at five o’clock[a] and found more who were idle. Or “James.” Translations of the Bible have substituted Jacob with James. As the men are given sight, so, after the resurrection, will the disciples come to see that to which they are now blind. If you are anything like me you could re-read this parable a couple of times and come up with a slightly different angle on it, depending on the word or phrase you use to summarize the story. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. He goes out of his way to make sure that everyone knows that all are paid the same in spite of the different number of hours work… The naïveté of Jacob (James) and John is glaring. And are you able to endure the baptism into death that I am about to endure?”, “You will indeed drink the cup of my suffering and be immersed into my death,”, “But to be the ones who sit at the place of highest honor is not mine to decide. 34 Jesus was deeply moved with compassion[m] toward them. Yet three days later he will be raised to life again.”. But the owner pays everyone a full days wage (a denarius). 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