Luke 12:39 DBY

39 But this know, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be dug through.

Study tools for Luke 12:39

  • a 12:1 - Some read 'first of all beware:' but needlessly, I think. It was the first thing on his heart to tell them.
  • b 12:1 - See Note to Matt. 16.6.
  • c 12:4 - See Note, Matt. 10.28.
  • d 12:6 - See Note, Matt. 10.29.
  • e 12:9 - A stronger word (as Matt. 16.24; 26.34) than the first 'denied' here.
  • f 12:20 - Lit. 'they shall require:' see Note, ch. 6.38.
  • g 12:23 - 'Life' and 'soul' are the same in Greek, but not in ver. 15.
  • h 12:24 - Or 'for they.'
  • i 12:25 - Or 'growth:' see Note, Matt. 6.27.
  • j 12:32 - There is an emphatic article here, impossible to translate into English: '[you who are] the little flock.' It is the character Christ gives to them as attached to him in the midst of the world.
  • k 12:38 - 'Bondmen' is doubtful. This would make 'those' more emphatic.
  • l 12:58 - See Notes, Matt. 5.25 and Mark 4.12.
  • m 12:59 - * The smallest current coin of that day.