Luke 12:40

40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Read Luke 12:40 Using Other Translations

Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”

What does Luke 12:40 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 12:40

Be ye therefore ready also
Not habitually, but actually, in the exercise of grace, and the discharge of duty, with loins girt, and lights burning. This may be understood either of a readiness to meet the Lord in the way of his judgments, and particularly the destruction of Jerusalem, which was to be in a few years; or of a preparation for death, and the last judgment, which lies in the righteousness of Christ imputed, and his grace imparted: and to have a comfortable view of the one, and a gracious experience of the other, as they will engage to the performance of good works, to which such are ready; so they make meet for the coming of Christ, be it in what way, and whensoever it will: and the rather, a concern should be had for such a preparation, because of the following reason,

for the son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not;
in either of the above ways; (See Gill on Matthew 24:44).

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