Luke 12:47

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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And that seruant which knew his Lords will, and prepared not himselfe, neither did according to his will, shalbe beaten with many stripes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • 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.
  • Christine Lang
    My comment is, When we sin, and we are convicted, I don't believe its God telling us it's imminent doom...However, I do believe it is a warning to stop doing what we are doing, because if we continue that behavior, Yes, imminent doom will eventually come. You don't want to scare your viewers, you want to help them to understand, especially Newcomers! Draw them in, not scare them away. I'm a firm believer, and a sinner as we all are. It needs to be conveyed that we are saved by Grace, but that we need to come to the foot of the cross and ask for forgiveness to receive it. Thank you!:
  • BSP
    Verse 2: No matter how much one may try to hide a certain action, this verse shows that God will make sure that all things are revealed and dealt with.
  • Lu2677
    Steve Marrow, Amen. So, fearing the Lord with trembling before his word has been established. "after He hath killed" Do you believed he kills people as in; wars, 911, heart attacks, etc.?
  • Steve morrow
    LU2627 AND ALL---LUKE 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 ***REVELATION 19:5 AND A VOICE CAME OUT OF THE THRONE SAYING PRAISE OUR GOD ALL YOU HIS SERVANTS AND YOU THAT FEAR HIM BOTH SMALL AND GREAT **** WHOM DO YOU SERVE MAN OR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST****

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