denarius (Di-nair´ee-uhs; pl. denarii)

Roman silver coin representing a worker’s daily wage (Matt 18:28; Matt 20:2; Matt 20:9; Matt 20:13; Matt 22:19; Mark 6:37; Mark 12:15; Mark 14:5; Luke 7:41; Luke 10:35; Luke 20:24; John 6:7; John 12:5; Rev 6:6). Devaluation under Nero early in the second half of the first century CE cut the value of the denarius in half.

Matt 18:28

28But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you ... View more

Matt 20:2

2After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.

Matt 20:9

9When those hired about five o'clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage.

Matt 20:13

13But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?

Matt 22:19

19Show me the coin used for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius.

Mark 6:37

37But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “Are we to go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat ... View more

Mark 12:15

15Should we pay them, or should we not?” But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why are you putting me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me see i ... View more

Mark 14:5

5For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her.

Luke 7:41

41“A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.

Luke 10:35

35The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend. ... View more

Luke 20:24

24“Show me a denarius. Whose head and whose title does it bear?” They said, “The emperor's.”

John 6:7

7Philip answered him, “Six months' wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.”

John 12:5

5“Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?”

Rev 6:6

6and I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a day's pay, and three quarts of barley for a day ... View more

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