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

  • RSK
    "...for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." To often we wonder about the millionaires and billionaires in this world and look up to them in awe, but that is not how God looks at us. Seek God first and he will supply all our needs. What a powerful message.
  • Stephen Botts
    Verse 25: "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?"

    This does not mean adding height. This means that by taking thought, you cannot prolong your life. You can't add one second to your life, so the Lord Jesus warns us to be ready always.
  • A disciple
    "And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?" The thoughts of men are that their possessions and wealth make their greatness: and so idolatry is one of the root sins and causes of all evil in the world. Neither our possessions nor our vain thinking makes us anything more than men.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    I dont know what means but its not purgatory or reincarnation or anything between heaven and hell( apart from your physical life) its appointed of men once to die after this the judgement its heaven or hell thats it!
  • A disciple
    Paul; clearly the Lord here is talking about repentance and forgiveness, and having the wisdom to be prepared to meet our Maker! It only distracts from the intended point to try to find hidden meanings in things like whether this is referring to Purgatory. A good rule for understanding the Scriptures is to read them with respect to the whole context of what was written and apply that to ourselves.
  • Paul
    Is verse 59 referring to a pergatory? If not, what does it mean?

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