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

  • 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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