45 (A)Who then is the (B)faithful and (C)sensible slave whom his [a]master (D)put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that slave whom his [b]master finds so doing when he comes. 47 Truly I say to you that (E)he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My [c]master [d]is not coming for a long time,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards; 50 the [e]master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour which he does not know, 51 and will [f]cut him in pieces and [g]assign him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be (F)weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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  1. Matthew 24:45 Or lord
  2. Matthew 24:46 Or lord
  3. Matthew 24:48 Or lord
  4. Matthew 24:48 Lit lingers
  5. Matthew 24:50 Or lord
  6. Matthew 24:51 Or severely scourge him
  7. Matthew 24:51 Lit appoint his portion

45 `Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord did set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season?

46 Happy that servant, whom his lord, having come, shall find doing so;

47 verily I say to you, that over all his substance he will set him.

48 `And, if that evil servant may say in his heart, My Lord doth delay to come,

49 and may begin to beat the fellow-servants, and to eat and to drink with the drunken,

50 the lord of that servant will arrive in a day when he doth not expect, and in an hour of which he doth not know,

51 and will cut him off, and his portion with the hypocrites will appoint; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.

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