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41 And Peter said, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even unto all? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is [a]the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that [b]servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath. 45 But if that [c]servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 the lord of that [d]servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not, and shall [e]cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful. 47 And that [f]servant, who knew his lord’s will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; 48 but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom they commit much, of him will they ask the more.

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  1. Luke 12:42 Or, the faithful steward, the wise man whom etc.
  2. Luke 12:43 Greek bondservant.
  3. Luke 12:45 Greek bondservant.
  4. Luke 12:46 Greek bondservant.
  5. Luke 12:46 Or, severely scourge him
  6. Luke 12:47 Greek bondservant.