MATTHEW 20:2

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And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

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Matthew 20:2 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
when he had agreed συμφωνήσας To be harmonious, i.e., (figuratively) to accord (be suitable, concur) or stipulate (by compact) agreed
with μετὰ Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
labourers ἐργατῶν A toiler; figuratively, a teacher labourers
for ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) for
a penny δηναρίου A denarius (or ten asses) penny
a τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) a
day, ἡμέραν Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) day
he sent ἀπέστειλεν Set apart, i.e., (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively sent
them αὐτοὺς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
his αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons his
vineyard. ἀμπελῶνα A vineyard vineyard

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  • 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.

  • 2  And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

  • 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 give you. And they went their way.




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