Parallel Bible results for Luke 12:35-48

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Luke 12:35-48

ESV 35 "Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, MSG 35 "Keep your shirts on; keep the lights on! ESV 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. MSG 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. ESV 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. MSG 37 Lucky the servants whom the master finds on watch! He'll put on an apron, sit them at the table, and serve them a meal, sharing his wedding feast with them. ESV 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! MSG 38 It doesn't matter what time of the night he arrives; they're awake - and so blessed! ESV 39 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. MSG 39 "You know that if the house owner had known what night the burglar was coming, he wouldn't have stayed out late and left the place unlocked. ESV 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." MSG 40 So don't you be slovenly and careless. Just when you don't expect him, the Son of Man will show up." ESV 41 Peter said, "Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?" MSG 41 Peter said, "Master, are you telling this story just for us? Or is it for everybody?" ESV 42 And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? MSG 42 The Master said, "Let me ask you: Who is the dependable manager, full of common sense, that the master puts in charge of his staff to feed them well and on time? ESV 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. MSG 43 He is a blessed man if when the master shows up he's doing his job. ESV 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. MSG 44 ESV 45 But if that servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, MSG 45 But if he says to himself, 'The master is certainly taking his time,' begins maltreating the servants and maids, throws parties for his friends, and gets drunk, ESV 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. MSG 46 the master will walk in when he least expects it, give him the thrashing of his life, and put him back in the kitchen peeling potatoes. ESV 47 And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. MSG 47 "The servant who knows what his master wants and ignores it, or insolently does whatever he pleases, will be thoroughly thrashed. ESV 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. MSG 48 But if he does a poor job through ignorance, he'll get off with a slap on the hand. Great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities!

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