Luke 12:38

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those seruants.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds {them} so, blessed are those {slaves.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find `them' so blessed are those `servants'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if he comes in the second division of the night or in the third, and they are watching for him, happy are those servants.
- Basic English Bible

And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find [them] thus, blessed are those [bondmen].
- Darby Bible

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
- Webster's Bible

And whether it be in the second watch or in the third that He comes and finds them so, blessed are they.
- Weymouth Bible

They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.
- World English Bible

And if he come in the secounde wakynge, and if he come in the thridde wakynge, and fynde so, tho seruauntis ben blessid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if he may come in the second watch, and in the third watch he may come, and may find [it] so, happy are those servants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:38


12:38 The Jews frequently divided the night into three watches, to which our Lord seems here to allude.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:38


Lu 12:38 In the second watch. The Jews divided the night into four watches. The second and third covered the midnight hours.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Wendy Ann
    It please Father to give us His Kingdom, this reminds me of Matt 6:33 seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all other things shall be added.. As a disciple of Christ, I honesty think that throughout our Lives here on Earth, 2 things we should seek. .As of Matt 6:33 GOD'S kingdom and His Righteousness. . As we do this Father is pleased to give us the Kingdom
  • Lu2677
    Luke 12;1-5 Jesus warns me; and I trust him. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.I hope with all my heart that I will never forget it, reject it, or speak against it, If the Lord is willing he will continue to give me understanding in this matter, I have his peace in this. His mercy endures forever. Every word of God is pure. There is no fear in love, I love him and I fear him,trembling
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter is exceedingly rich in the Words of Jesus calling us to service, to know that He cares for us in spite of our frailties and failings and to be ever watchful for He could return for His Bride any time.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 12:4 AND I SAY UNTO YOU MY FRIENDS BE NOT AFRAID OF THEM THAT KILL THE BODY AND AFTER THAT HAVE NO MORE THAT THEY CAN DO *****12:5 BUT I WILL FOREWARN YOU WHOM YOU SHALL FEAR FEAR HIM WHICH AFTER HE HATH KILLED HATH POWER TO CAST INTO HELL YEA I SAY UNTO YOU FEAR HIM
  • Stephende
    This chapter foretells who shall enter the kingdom of God, and it will be those who watch for His coming. But it is not in the flesh but spiritual just as the heart Jesus speaks of is not a pump. He forewarns that what we do on earth in our lifetime predicts what becomes of our soul. Jesus is NOT coming to earth again to rule. Read the parables and learn that how we are is where we will go
  • Irene123
    To disciple - You spend a lot of time instructing others - back at cha', disciple; we're pretty much alike - in that respect. I am telling the truth as I say this: I pray for all of those on here - you are part of 'all'. The peace and love of Jesus be with you this Saturday, disciple, have a blessed day.

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