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 12:15 and HE said unto them take heed and beware of covetousness for a mans life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth JOHN 14:6 JESUS saith unto him I am the way the truth AND THE LIFE no man cometh unto THE FATHER but by ME JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing THE WORDS that I SPEAK unto you they are spirit and THEY ARE LIFE
  • Stephen B
    5 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? This has nothing to do with your 'height'. This means by thinking you can not add one second to the years of your life.

  • BSP
    If we closely observe the ravens or birds we see that they are fed and are clothed with beautiful feathers. If Jehovah God takes care of these creatures, how much more so will he take care of us?
  • Geraldine Bulos
    Why worry? Remember there is GOD our GOD the Omnipotent, Omnipresence, Omniscient. Mighty of all. The LORD of all. Hallelujah!
  • BSP
    Jehovah God cares for the birds by giving them what is needed to feed them and make sure they are clothed. If God cares for the birds, we can have confidence that he will care for our needs.
  • 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.

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