Luke 12:41

41 Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?”

Luke 12:41 in Other Translations

41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
41 Peter said, "Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?"
41 Peter asked, “Lord, is that illustration just for us or for everyone?”
41 Peter said, "Master, are you telling this story just for us? Or is it for everybody?"
41 "Lord," Peter asked, "are You telling this parable to us or to everyone?"

Luke 12:41 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 12:41

Then Peter said unto him, Lord
The Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, "our Lord":

speakest thou this parable:
of the master at the wedding, and his servants waiting for him, or of the housekeeper watching that his house be not broken up, or both:

unto us, or unto all?
Peter was in doubt whether the above discourse was peculiarly directed to them, the apostles, as containing special instructions to them in the discharge of the ministerial work; or whether it was designed for all his disciples and followers, both in the present age, and in time to come, to the end of the world.

Luke 12:41 In-Context

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.
40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
41 Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?”
42 The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time?
43 It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns.
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