Luke 12:40

“Be yee therefore ready also: for the sonne of man commeth at an houre when yee thinke not.”

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Other Translations

Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
- King James Version

"You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So be ready: for the Son of man is coming at a time when you are not looking for him.
- Basic English Bible

And ye therefore, be *ye* ready, for in the hour in which ye do not think [it], the Son of man comes.
- Darby Bible

Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
- Webster's Bible

Be you also ready, for at an hour when you are not expecting Him the Son of Man will come."
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don't expect him."
- World English Bible

And be ye redi, for in what our ye gessen not, mannus sone schal come.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye, then, become ye ready, because at the hour ye think not, the Son of Man doth come.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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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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