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Luke 12:35-40 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

35 Be your loins girded above, and lanterns burning in your hands;

36 and be ye like to men that abide their lord [and ye like to men abiding their lord], when he shall turn again from the weddings, that when he shall come, and knock, at once [anon] they open to him.

37 Blessed be those servants, that when the lord shall come [whom when the lord shall come], he shall find waking. Truly I say to you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit to meat [and make them sit at the meat], and he shall go, and serve them.

38 And if he [shall] come in the second waking, and if he come in the third waking, and find so, those servants be blessed.

39 And know ye this thing, for if an husbandman knew, in what hour the thief would come, soothly he should wake, and not suffer his house to be mined [and suffer not his house to be mined].

40 And be ye ready, for in what hour ye guess not, man's Son shall come.

Luke 12:35-40 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

35 Let your loins be girded about and your lights burning, 36 and you yourselves like men waiting for their master, for when he will return from a wedding, so that as soon as he comes and knocks, they can open to him. 37 Happy are those servants whom the Lord, when he comes, finds watching. Truly I say to you, he will gird himself about and make them sit down to food, and walk by and minister to them. 38 And if he comes in the second watch, yea if he comes in the third watch, and finds them so, happy are those servants. 39 This understand: if the householder knew what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and not allow his house to be broken into. 40 Be prepared therefore, for the Son of man will come at an hour when you think not.

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Luke 12:35-40 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

35 [a]Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning,

36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

37 Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find waking: verily I say unto you, he will gird himself about, and make them to sit down at table, and will come forth, and serve them.

38 And if he come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and shall find them so, blessed are those servants.

39 Now understand this, that if the good man of the house had known at what hour the thief would have come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be dug through.

40 [b]Be ye also prepared therefore: for the Son of man will come at an hour when ye think not.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 12:35 The life of the faithful servants of God, in this world is a certain watchful peregrination, having the light of the word going before it.
  2. Luke 12:40 None have more need to watch, than they that have some degree of honor in the household of God.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 12:35-40 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36 and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

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