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42 (A)Watch therefore, for you do not know what [a]hour your Lord is coming. 43 (B)But know this, that if the master of the house had known what [b]hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 (C)Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

The Faithful Servant and the Evil Servant(D)

45 (E)“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food [c]in due season? 46 (F)Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. 47 Assuredly, I say to you that (G)he will make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master (H)is delaying [d]his coming,’ 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is (I)not aware of, 51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. (J)There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 24:42 NU day
  2. Matthew 24:43 Lit. watch of the night
  3. Matthew 24:45 at the right time
  4. Matthew 24:48 NU omits his coming

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