Luke 12:38

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those seruants.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds {them} so, blessed are those {slaves.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find `them' so blessed are those `servants'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if he comes in the second division of the night or in the third, and they are watching for him, happy are those servants.
- Basic English Bible

And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find [them] thus, blessed are those [bondmen].
- Darby Bible

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
- Webster's Bible

And whether it be in the second watch or in the third that He comes and finds them so, blessed are they.
- Weymouth Bible

They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.
- World English Bible

And if he come in the secounde wakynge, and if he come in the thridde wakynge, and fynde so, tho seruauntis ben blessid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if he may come in the second watch, and in the third watch he may come, and may find [it] so, happy are those servants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:38

12:38 The Jews frequently divided the night into three watches, to which our Lord seems here to allude.

People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:38

Lu 12:38 In the second watch. The Jews divided the night into four watches. The second and third covered the midnight hours.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Christine Perry
    I enjoy the reading of God words . It so refreshing to your soul
  • Wayne
    Pray that you will be counted worthy to escape all the bad things to come and to stand before your God Almighty!
  • James Townsend
    Jesus is teaching his followers that there are no secrets hidden and that God in heaven knows each individual. He teaches us about divisions and to trust in God the father. To beware of the Pharisee's and that it is better to sort your indifferences out to avoid going to court against thy brother. Human wisdom will fail but Gods word never fails.
  • BSP
    Our life does not result from material possessions so we should keep these in their proper place.
  • Norm
    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus said unto them, Seest thou these great buildings? For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Take heed that no man deceive you. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. See ye not all these things? Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there believe it not. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. I am your sign: The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision. For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD. Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
  • Joshua
    He will swallow up death in victory and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: For it was neither herb, nor mollifying plaister, that restored them to health: but thy word, O Lord, which healeth all things. For of the most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

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