|The Message (MSG)
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36 Be like house servants waiting for their master to come back from his honeymoon, awake and ready to open the door when he arrives and knocks.
36 like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
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