Luke 12:41
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New International Version
Peter asked, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?"

New Living Translation
Peter asked, "Lord, is that illustration just for us or for everyone?"

English Standard Version
Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?”

Berean Study Bible
"Lord," said Peter, "are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?"

Berean Literal Bible
And Peter said, "Lord, do You speak this parable to us, or also to all?"

New American Standard Bible
Peter said, "Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?"

King James Bible
Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lord," Peter asked, "are You telling this parable to us or to everyone?"

International Standard Version
Peter asked, "Lord, are you telling this parable just for us or for everyone?"

NET Bible
Then Peter said, "Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for everyone?"

New Heart English Bible
Peter said to him, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Shimeon Kaypha said to him, “Our Lord, are you saying this parable to us or to everyone also?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Peter asked, "Lord, did you use this illustration just for us or for everyone?"

New American Standard 1977
And Peter said, “Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us or even to all?

King James 2000 Bible
Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speak you this parable unto us, or even to all?

American King James Version
Then Peter said to him, Lord, speak you this parable to us, or even to all?

American Standard Version
And Peter said, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even unto all?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us, or likewise to all?

Darby Bible Translation
And Peter said to him, Lord, sayest thou this parable to us, or also to all?

English Revised Version
And Peter said, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even unto all?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Peter said to him, Lord, speakest thou this parable to us, or even to all?

Weymouth New Testament
"Master," said Peter, "are you addressing this parable to us, or to all alike?"

World English Bible
Peter said to him, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Peter said to him, 'Sir, unto us this simile dost thou speak, or also unto all?'
Study Bible
Be Ready for Service
40You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.” 41“Lord, said Peter, “are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else” as well? 42And the Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their portion at the proper time?…
Cross References
Luke 12:47
That servant who knows his master's will but does not get ready or follow his instructions will be beaten with many blows.

Luke 12:48
But the one who unknowingly does things worthy of punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from him who has been entrusted with much, even more will be demanded.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Peter said to him, Lord, speak you this parable to us, or even to all?

Lord.

Mark 13:37 And what I say to you I say to all, Watch.

Mark 14:37 And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, …

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and …

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring …

(41) Then Peter said unto him.--The motive of Peter's question is not given. Interpreted by the like question in Matthew 19:27 (where see Note), it is natural to suppose that he dwelt, not so much on the last words of warning, as on the greatness of the promise which is held out in Luke 12:37. Was that to be the common blessing of all believers, or the special reward of those who had forsaken all?

Verse 41. - Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? Peter's question here referred evidently to the longer and more important parable-story, where the reward which the faithful watchers were to receive is mentioned (ver. 37). The grandeur of that reward seems deeply to have impressed the impulsive apostle. Some true conception of the heaven-life had entered into Peter's mind; we know, too, that now and again dimly Peter seemed to grasp the secret of his Master's awful Divinity. What meant, then, thought the faithful, loving man, the figure in the parable of the lord? Who was that lord - himself serving his faithful followers? The same curious perplexity evidently passed through Peter's mind when, on the evening before the death, in a symbol-act the Master repeated the words of the great promise made here, and washed his disciples' feet. Then we read how Peter said to him, "Lord, dost thou wash my feet?" Were all who followed Jesus to share in that strange, mighty promise; or only a few, such as Peter and his companions, called for a special purpose? Then Peter said unto him, Lord,.... The Syriac, Persic, and Ethiopic versions read, "our Lord":

speakest thou this parable: of the master at the wedding, and his servants waiting for him, or of the housekeeper watching that his house be not broken up, or both:

unto us, or unto all? Peter was in doubt whether the above discourse was peculiarly directed to them, the apostles, as containing special instructions to them in the discharge of the ministerial work; or whether it was designed for all his disciples and followers, both in the present age, and in time to come, to the end of the world. 41-48. unto us or even to all?—us the Twelve, or all this vast audience?12:41-53 All are to take to themselves what Christ says in his word, and to inquire concerning it. No one is left so ignorant as not to know many things to be wrong which he does, and many things to be right which he neglects; therefore all are without excuse in their sin. The bringing in the gospel dispensation would occasion desolations. Not that this would be the tendency of Christ's religion, which is pure, peaceable, and loving; but the effect of its being contrary to men's pride and lusts. There was to be a wide publication of the gospel. But before that took place, Christ had a baptism to be baptized with, far different from that of water and the Holy Spirit. He must endure sufferings and death. It agreed not with his plan to preach the gospel more widely, till this baptism was completed. We should be zealous in making known the truth, for though divisions will be stirred up, and a man's own household may be his foes, yet sinners will be converted, and God will be glorified.
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