Luke 12:35-40 LEB

On the Alert for the Master’s Return

35 "{You must be prepared for action}a and [your]b lamps burning.

References for Luke 12:35

    • ȍ 12:35 - Literally "your loins must be girded"
    • Ȏ 12:35 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
      36 And you, [be] like people who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast,c so that [when he]d comes back and knocks, they can open [the door]e for him immediately.

      References for Luke 12:36

        • ȏ 12:36 - Or perhaps simply "feast"
        • Ȑ 12:36 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("comes back")
        • ȑ 12:36 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
          37 Blessed [are] those slaves whom the master will find on the alert [when he] returns! Truly I say to you that he will dress himself for service and have them recline at the table and will come by [and]f serve them.

          References for Luke 12:37

            • Ȓ 12:37 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("will come by") has been translated as a finite verb
              38 Even if he should come back in the second or in the third watch of the night and find [them]g like this, blessed are they!

              References for Luke 12:38

                • ȓ 12:38 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                  39 But understand this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.
                  40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not think [he will come]."h

                  References for Luke 12:40

                    • Ȕ 12:40 - *The words "[he will come]" are not in the Greek text but are implied