Luke 12:39
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New International Version
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

New Living Translation
"Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into.

English Standard Version
But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.

Berean Study Bible
But understand this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

Berean Literal Bible
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief is coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

New American Standard Bible
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

King James Bible
And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But know this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

International Standard Version
But be sure of this: if the homeowner had known at what time the thief were coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.

NET Bible
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

New Heart English Bible
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched and not have allowed his house to be broken into.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Know this, that if the owner of a house had known in which watch a thief would come, he would have been awakened and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Of course, you realize that if the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let him break into his house.

New American Standard 1977
“And be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And know this: that if the husband of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

King James 2000 Bible
And this know, that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have allowed his house to be broken through.

American King James Version
And this know, that if the manager of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

American Standard Version
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

Darby Bible Translation
But this know, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be dug through.

English Revised Version
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.

Webster's Bible Translation
And this know, that if the master of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would watch, and not suffer his house to be broken through.

Weymouth New Testament
Of this be sure, that if the master of the house had known what time the robber was coming, he would have kept awake and not have allowed his house to be broken into.

World English Bible
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into.

Young's Literal Translation
'And this know, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief doth come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through;
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
38Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night and finds them alert, those servants will be blessed! 39But understand this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.”…
Cross References
Matthew 6:19
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 24:42
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.

Matthew 24:43
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

Matthew 24:44
For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found.

Revelation 3:3
Remember, then, what you have received and heard. Keep it and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know the hour when I will come upon you.

Revelation 16:15
"Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who remains awake and clothed, so that he will not go naked and let his shame be exposed."
Treasury of Scripture

And this know, that if the manager of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

Matthew 24:43,44 But know this, that if the manager of the house had known in what …

1 Thessalonians 5:2,3 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as …

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the …

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, …

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps …

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