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The eleventh hour最后一刻(馬太福音 20:6)

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圣经经文

“He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?” (Matthew 20:6) 約在酉初出去、看見還有人站在那裡。就問他們說、你們為甚麼整天在這裡閒站呢。(馬太福音 20:6)

意思

eleventh hour解作最后一刻。

来源及应用

這個习语源于耶穌教導信徒時所说的一個寓言。有一天,一個地主早早地出門去請勞工為自己的葡萄園工作。他們達成協議,工作一天得一便士。在那天還剩下最后一個鐘時,地主在外面看到一些在附近閑逛的人們,他又決定僱用他們。雖然那些人在最后一刻才來工作,但是他們也跟早早开工的勞工一樣得到一便士的薪金。 这个故事有多个解释。其中一个解释是,是那些只會在意收获的人們是不會得到賞识的。換句話來說,因為那些在最后一刻才來工作的人在意的是工作的機會,而不是工作的奖赏,他們的心意受到賞识,所以他們也能得到同樣回報。 另一个说法是,无论你是什么时候归信基督,你都可得享天国的福分。

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Keywords

eleventh    last   

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