45 (A)Who then is the (B)faithful and (C)sensible slave whom his [a]master (D)put in charge of his household slaves, 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 he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and he eats and drinks with those habitually drunk; 50 then the [e]master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect, and at an hour that he does not know, 51 and he will [f]cut him in two and assign [g]him a place with the hypocrites; in that place there will be (F)weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Footnotes

  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 Possibly referring to other extreme punishment
  7. Matthew 24:51 Lit his portion with