Luke 12:40

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be yee therefore ready also: for the sonne of man commeth at an houre when yee thinke not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • BSP
    Verse 34: What we truly treasure in life is where our heart is. In our heart we will want to pursue that treasure.
  • BSP
    Verse 13: This man had the opportunity to actually meet Jesus in person and ask him questions and learn from him. He chose to focus on himself and material things.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: This man's material things could not save his life and would not benefit him after his death. We need to develop a balanced view of material things.
  • A disciple
    "Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings (assarions), and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows." An assarion was 1/10th of a drachma, and in today's market a Greek drachma is 0.0034165810711665 dollars. Five sparrows was a very poor person's dinner. None is too small to God!
  • Steve morrow
    2 TIMOTHY 4:2 PREACH THE WORD BE INSTANT IN SEASON OUT OF SEASON REPROVE REBUKE EXHORT WITH ALL LONGSUFFERING AND DOCTRINE --4:3-- FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN TEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS HAVING ITCHING EARS ***EPHESIANS 5:8 FOR YOU WERE SOMETIMES DARKNESS BUT NOW YOU ARE LIGHT IN THE LORD WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT***
  • BSP
    Thinking of how tiny a sparrow is and how we may not even notice them, this verse is very heartwarming. No matter how much we feel we don't matter or how small we feel, Jehovah God notice everything thing about us and he values individuals.

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