43 (A)But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night (B)the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be (C)ready, for (D)the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

45 “Who then is (E)the faithful and (F)wise servant,[a] whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 (G)Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, (H)he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master (I)is delayed,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants[b] and eats and drinks with (J)drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come (K)on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place (L)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:45 Or bondservant; also verses 46, 48, 50
  2. Matthew 24:49 Or bondservants

34 (A)It is like a man (B)going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants[a] in charge, (C)each with his work, and commands (D)the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 (E)Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, (F)in the evening, or (G)at midnight, or (H)when the rooster crows,[b] or (I)in the morning— 36 lest (J)he come suddenly and (K)find you asleep.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 13:34 Or bondservants
  2. Mark 13:35 That is, the third watch of the night, between midnight and 3 a.m.

Watch Yourselves

34 “But watch yourselves (A)lest (B)your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and (C)cares of this life, and (D)that day come upon you suddenly (E)like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 But (F)stay awake at all times, (G)praying that you may (H)have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and (I)to stand before the Son of Man.”

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