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

  • BSP
    Verse 4~ The worst thing another human can do to us is to put us to death. Our everlasting life lies in the hands of Jehovah God and it is to him that we should be faithful and loyal to in everything.
  • A disciple
    "..hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?" Our life in this present evil world is a probationary period until the Day of Reckoning and Eternal Judgment. Good discernment orders its life with a view toward that day in hope of finding mercy, acceptance and salvation.
  • A disciple
    "..Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known." We repent of our sins and begin from that day forward to live with our back to the world and all our old ways, and start reading our Bibles every day, and change our behavior. Over time we experience all outward show being burned up.
  • Eutychus
    Vs. 47, servant beaten with many stripes...Vs. 48, servant beaten with few stripes. Differences of punishment, according to behavior. Hebrews 11:35, "and others were tortured, NOT ACCEPT ING DELIVERANCE; that they might OBTAIN A BETTER RESURRECTION:" Differences of reward...All this makes our casual attitude toward spiritual life, something of a concern. Will we be rewarded big, or rewarded small?
  • Servant of God
    There is division on earth, as Yeshusa has said he brings to earth, because his message is pure doctrine of the Father. The wedding from which he returns is a union unbreakable with the Father. Few on earth are prepared as represented by one who built greater barns to contain his stuff but was not rich toward God. This very day your Soul is required of you by the Father, blessed be He, always
  • A disciple
    Avigayil; You bring up a very important point; which, unfortunately, is too much neglected in the most elementary teaching of Christians. A parable is a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point (Collins Dictionary). Jesus said, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God..Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?"

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