Luke 12:35

“Let your loines be girded about, and your lights burning,”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;
- King James Version

"Be dressed in readiness, and {keep} your lamps lit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be ready, dressed as for a journey, with your lights burning.
- Basic English Bible

Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning;
- Darby Bible

Let your loins be girt, and your lights burning;
- Webster's Bible

Have your girdles on, and let your lamps be alight;
- Weymouth Bible

Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.
- World English Bible

Be youre leendis gird aboue, and lanternes brennynge in youre hoondis;
- Wycliffe Bible

`Let your loins be girded, and the lamps burning,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:35


12:35 Let your loins be girt - An allusion to the long garments, worn by the eastern nations, which they girded or tucked up about their loins, when they journeyed or were employed in any labour: as also to the lights that servants used to carry at weddings, which were generally in the night.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:35


Lu 12:35-46 Let your loins be girded. The long Oriental robe had to be taken up and girded before one was ready to travel. See notes on Mt 24:42-51. Lights burning. See Mt 25:3-8.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 12:10 and whosoever shall speak a word against the SON OF MAN it shall be for forgiven him but unto him that blasphemeth against the holy spirit it shall not be forgiven 2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT--PERISH--BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH
  • Bruce
    1The Leaven is, Sin/5 Fear God/8 Tell Others what Christ has Done for You and How to be Saved by The Blood of The Lamb/10 Speaking Evil about The Spirit is Not Forgiving/18-34 No Need to Stockpile for Years to Come. Read The Bible, Pray, Tell Others what Christ has Done in Your Life. He Will Take Care of Our Needs.I have Not Seen The Righteous Forsaken Nor His Seed Begging for Bread (Psalm 37:25)
  • Mazie S. Blue
    Luke 12 appears to be almost like the 7 Commandments.Jesus is Instructing his disciples. He's speaking to them in parables say they can understand what he's trying to tell them.He's Prophesying of things to come.Some of them are already in force now.He is instructing his Disciples for us to follow too.He want us to be ready for The Rapture. He's kind of instructing us as a parent.
    I Luv Luke 12.
  • Latoya
    I do not understand the passage fully. Please me get a better understanding. Thank you for your time.
  • Gary Loucks
    Reminds me that God cares about each and every one of His creations
  • Kathy
    God is Faithful no matter where you go or what you do. You have been bought with a price. We belong to him!

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