Luke 12:35
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,

New Living Translation
"Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning,

English Standard Version
“Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning,

Berean Study Bible
Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning.

Berean Literal Bible
Let your waist be girded about, and the lamps burning.

New American Standard Bible
"Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.

King James Bible
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Be ready for service and have your lamps lit.

International Standard Version
"You must keep your belts fastened and your lamps burning.

NET Bible
"Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Be ready for action, and have your lamps burning.

New American Standard 1977
“Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps alight.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let your loins be girded about and your lamps burning,

King James 2000 Bible
Let your waists be girded about, and your lamps burning;

American King James Version
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

American Standard Version
Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands.

Darby Bible Translation
Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning;

English Revised Version
Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;

Webster's Bible Translation
Let your loins be girt, and your lights burning;

Weymouth New Testament
"Have your girdles on, and let your lamps be alight;

World English Bible
"Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.

Young's Literal Translation
'Let your loins be girded, and the lamps burning,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:22-40 Christ largely insisted upon this caution not to give way to disquieting, perplexing cares, Mt 6:25-34. The arguments here used are for our encouragement to cast our care upon God, which is the right way to get ease. As in our stature, so in our state, it is our wisdom to take it as it is. An eager, anxious pursuit of the things of this world, even necessary things, ill becomes the disciples of Christ. Fears must not prevail; when we frighten ourselves with thoughts of evil to come, and put ourselves upon needless cares how to avoid it. If we value the beauty of holiness, we shall not crave the luxuries of life. Let us then examine whether we belong to this little flock. Christ is our Master, and we are his servants; not only working servants, but waiting servants. We must be as men that wait for their lord, that sit up while he stays out late, to be ready to receive him. In this Christ alluded to his own ascension to heaven, his coming to call his people to him by death, and his return to judge the world. We are uncertain as to the time of his coming to us, we should therefore be always ready. If men thus take care of their houses, let us be thus wise for our souls. Be ye therefore ready also; as ready as the good man of the house would be, if he knew at what hour the thief would come.
Study Bible
Be Ready for Service
34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 35Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning. 36Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:1
At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

Matthew 25:10
But while they were on their way to buy it, the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

Luke 12:36
Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

Ephesians 6:14
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed,

1 Peter 1:13
Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober-minded. Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

your loins.

1 Kings 18:46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, …

Proverbs 31:17 She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.

Isaiah 5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor …

Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness …

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having …

1 Peter 1:13 Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober…

your lights.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

Matthew 25:1,4-10 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which …

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without …

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