Luke 12:40

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Luke 12

  • 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.
  • 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.

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