Luke 12:37

Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed are those seruants, whom the Lord when he commeth, shall find watching: Uerily, I say vnto you, That he shall girde himselfe, and make them to sit downe to meate, and will come foorth and serue them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself {to serve,} and have them recline {at the table,} and will come up and wait on them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and shall come and serve them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy are those servants who are watching when the lord comes; truly I say to you, he will make himself their servant and, placing them at the table, he will come out and give them food.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed are those bondmen whom the lord [on] coming shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that he will gird himself and make them recline at table, and coming up will serve them.
- Darby Bible

Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say to you, that he will gird himself, and make them to sit down to eat, and will come forth and serve them.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed are those servants, whom their Master when He comes shall find on the watch. I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid them recline at table while He comes and waits on them.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed are those servants, whom the lord will find watching when he comes. Most certainly I tell you, that he will dress himself, and make them recline, and will come and serve them.
- World English Bible

Blessid be tho seruauntis, that whanne the lord schal come, he schal fynde wakynge. Treuli Y seie to you, that he schal girde hym silf, and make hem sitte to mete, and he schal go, and serue hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Happy those servants, whom the lord, having come, shall find watching; verily I say to you, that he will gird himself, and will cause them to recline (at meat), and having come near, will minister to them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:37


12:37 He will come and serve them - The meaning is, he will show them his love, in the most condescending and tender manner.


Discussion for Luke 12

  • MockingBird
    God not only cares for the fowl of the air. This passage let's me know how much more He cares and does not forget about me. God loves me more than I will ever comprehend !!
  • Axel
    This shows to me in this individual passage. That no matter how many for however many. God will not forget. So just as we are all sinners, Jesus payed the price for us.
  • Martyn gabriel
    Hallelujah praise the lord xxx
  • Erica Davis
    Please someone clarify this quote for me please :I am a restarted bible beginning studier at this amazing time in my life:- :- with the help of ummmmm God :- :- :- :- Put god 1st in your life all others will flow :- :-
  • John
    Verse 37 says that He will gird Himself and make them sit down to meat and he will come forth and serve them. to me its like He's saying," It is all mine". The meat, which would be the word, and the serving would be when He gave Himself on the cross to give us eternal life thru Himself.
    So I will seek the kingdom of God and all its righteousness.
  • John madden for verse 31
    Seek his kingdom put it first..he is preparing us for his kingdom.and he has prepared it for us

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