Luke 12:47

“And that seruant which knew his Lords will, and prepared not himselfe, neither did according to his will, shalbe beaten with many stripes.”

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Other Translations

And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes].
- King James Version

"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many `stripes';
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the servant who had knowledge of his lord's desires and was not ready for him and did not do as he was ordered, will be given a great number of blows;
- Basic English Bible

But that bondman who knew his own lord's will, and had not prepared [himself] nor done his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes];
- Darby Bible

And that servant who knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
- Webster's Bible

And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.
- Weymouth Bible

That servant, who knew his lord's will, and didn't prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,
- World English Bible

But thilke seruaunt that knew the wille of his lord, and made not hym redi, and dide not aftir his wille, schal be betun with many betyngis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And that servant, who having known his lord's will, and not having prepared, nor having gone according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:47


12:47 And that servant who knew his Lord's will shall be beaten with many stripes - And his having much knowledge will increase, not lessen, his punishment.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:47


Lu 12:47 That servant, which knew his lord's will. This is the wilfully disobedient servant. The man who sins in the face of knowledge is such a servant. His neglect of known duty shall aggravate his punishment.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Obbie Beal
    verse 8-9, a large amount of people is listing to JESUS and HE explained to them the blessing of acknowledging HIM as the SAVIOR of the world; plus JESUS explained the results for denying HIM.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 6-7 Jesus reminds us AGAIN of HIS knowledge of knowing all things (see the sparrow /birds above) especially how well HE knows us individually, therefore HE repeat to us again fear not; fear (especially self inflected fear) will rob /steal from us in one way or another, especially when it convince us refuse JESUS as our SAVIOR which result in spending eternity in hell.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 5 Jesus warn us to fear HIM that has power to kill and cast that same person into hell.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 2-3 Jesus teach us how records are kept on us individually; our personals actions or no-action (hands, tongues, heart/ thoughts,) is entered in a super .... THAT belonging to Jehovah / God; (though not mention here, GOD also has a plan called FORGIVENESS and when we exercise our rights through JESUS our 'recorded sins' are forgiven. Thank GOD for Jesus. WOW! WOW! WOW!
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 1 warns us of the danger of hypocrisy; here we see it taught /lived by those holding a leadership role; in this example above hypocrisy is small like 1-grain of sand, but very powerful; it is easily believed; it quickly spread faster then wild fire and just as destructive, especially when conceived by the heart / a by-stander.
  • Ken
    Luke 12:2 is awfully similar to the Beatles' 2nd verse in the song, "All you need is love"

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