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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Matthew 20:14

Take up (aron).
First aorist active imperative of airw. Pick up, as if he had saucily refused to take it from the table or had contemptuously thrown the denarius on the ground. If the first had been paid first and sent away, there would probably have been no murmuring, but "the murmuring is needed to bring out the lesson" (Plummer). The dhnariuv was the common wage of a day labourer at that time.

What I will (o telw).
This is the point of the parable, the will of the householder.

With mine own (en toiv emoiv).
In the sphere of my own affairs. There is in the Koine an extension of the instrumental use of en.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 20:14". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=020&verse=014>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.