Luke 12:40
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New International Version
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."

New Living Translation
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected."

English Standard Version
You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

New American Standard Bible
"You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.""

International Standard Version
So be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at a time when you don't expect him."

NET Bible
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Be you also ready therefore, for in that hour when you are not expecting, The Son of Man comes.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be ready, because the Son of Man will return when you least expect him."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man comes at an hour when ye think not.

King James 2000 Bible
Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.

American King James Version
Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.

American Standard Version
Be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not, the Son of man will come.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye therefore, be *ye* ready, for in the hour in which ye do not think [it], the Son of man comes.

English Revised Version
Be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Weymouth New Testament
Be you also ready, for at an hour when you are not expecting Him the Son of Man will come."

World English Bible
Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you don't expect him."

Young's Literal Translation
and ye, then, become ye ready, because at the hour ye think not, the Son of Man doth come.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Be ye therefore ready also,.... Not habitually, but actually, in the exercise of grace, and the discharge of duty, with loins girt, and lights burning. This may be understood either of a readiness to meet the Lord in the way of his judgments, and particularly the destruction of Jerusalem, which was to be in a few years; or of a preparation for death, and the last judgment, which lies in the righteousness of Christ imputed, and his grace imparted: and to have a comfortable view of the one, and a gracious experience of the other, as they will engage to the performance of good works, to which such are ready; so they make meet for the coming of Christ, be it in what way, and whensoever it will: and the rather, a concern should be had for such a preparation, because of the following reason,

for the son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not; in either of the above ways; See Gill on Matthew 24:44.



Luke 12:40 Additional Commentaries
Context
Be Ready for Service
39"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. 40"You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect." 41Peter said, "Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?"…
Cross References
Mark 13:33
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.

Luke 21:34
"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.

Luke 21:36
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
Treasury of Scripture

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

Luke 21:34-36 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged …

Matthew 24:42,44 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come…

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein …

Mark 13:33-36 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is…

Romans 13:11,14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

2 Peter 3:12-14 Looking for and hastening to the coming of the day of God, wherein …

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage …

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