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Luke 12:42-48 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

42 The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time? 43 That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded. 44 I tell you the truth: He will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and starts to beat the male and female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 that slave’s master will come on a day he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know. He will cut him to pieces[a] and assign him a place with the unbelievers.[b] 47 And that slave who knew his master’s will and didn’t prepare himself or do it[c] will be severely beaten. 48 But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.[d]


  1. Luke 12:46 Lit him in two
  2. Luke 12:46 Or unfaithful, or untrustworthy
  3. Luke 12:47 Lit or do toward his will
  4. Luke 12:48 Or much

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