39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

Read Luke 12:39 Using Other Translations

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.
But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.
“Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into.