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

  • Bruce
    Lew:Hebrews 10:10-15,v:12-- offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;--John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father--draw him:--1John 1:9 ask forgiveness--Matthew 3:11 baptized with fire:--2nd Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature old things are passed away;behold all things are become new. You will know!
    Sin again 1John1:9
  • Karl
    to Lew - not sure what you're asking, did JESUS die for our/your/my sin? His sacrifice was only a sin offering as in Leviticus, to cleanse us of our sin before the LORD, opening the way for all of us to salvation, grace is the LORD's gift, you are given a choice then, forward or back. However, there will still be a reckoning, we must each of us present ourselves to the LORD, just my opinion.
  • Estella L. SMALLWOOD
    IM ASSURE THAT THAT THE RAVEN IS A NASTY BIRD AND THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE FOR US IF WE JUST HOLD ON AND TRUST HIM BECAUSE HE LOVES US I LOVE THE GOD HE IS MY FATHER AND GOD LOOKS AT US BETTER THEN FOWLS AND WE NEED TO HAVE FAITH IN UDERSTANDING FOR HIS LOVE FOR US TO HES A ONTIME GOD.
  • Jerry
    The bedrock of our faith and our daily walk with Him.
  • Lew
    Please give more insight on like 12 42-47. I understand do as God wills and your blessed. And condemned for sin. But did Jesus die for our sin? If we are in sin, backsliding for example, are we not still saved, because in our hearts God knows we believe in his sacrifice for our sin? I understand we must turn, but the passage makes it sound like God will come and judge when we are in sin
  • Sharon
    All my times are in thy hands, all events at thy command,
    He who formed me in the womb, He shall guide me to the tomb
    All my times shall ever be, ordered by His wise decree. Amen

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