39 (A)But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour (B)the thief was coming, he[a] would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be (C)ready, for (D)the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

41 Peter said, “Lord, (E)are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is (F)the faithful and (G)wise (H)manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 (I)Blessed is that servant[b] whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, (J)he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master (K)is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and (L)get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come (M)on a day when he does not expect him and (N)at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 12:39 Some manuscripts add would have stayed awake and
  2. Luke 12:43 Or bondservant; also verses 45, 46, 47

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