Luke 12:42
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New International Version
The Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time?

New Living Translation
And the Lord replied, "A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.

English Standard Version
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

Berean Study Bible
And 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?

Berean Literal Bible
And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful, wise manager, whom the master will set over the care of his servants, to give them the measure of food in season?

New American Standard Bible
And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

King James Bible
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord said: "Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?

International Standard Version
The Lord said, "Who, then, is the faithful and careful servant manager whom his master will put in charge of giving all his other servants their share of food at the right time?

NET Bible
The Lord replied, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his household servants, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua said to him, “Who is the truly faithful and wise steward, whom his Lord will appoint over his servants to give a portion in his time?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord asked, "Who, then, is the faithful, skilled manager that the master will put in charge of giving the other servants their share of food at the right time?

New American Standard 1977
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward whom his lord shall make ruler over his household to give them their portion of food in due season?

King James 2000 Bible
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

American King James Version
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

American Standard Version
And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said: Who (thinkest thou) is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?

Darby Bible Translation
And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season?

English Revised Version
And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of provisions in due season?

Weymouth New Testament
"Who, then," replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times?

World English Bible
The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?

Young's Literal Translation
And the Lord said, 'Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the lord shall set over his household, to give in season the wheat measure?
Study Bible
Be Ready for Service
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? 43Blessed is that servant whom his master finds doing so when he returns.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

Then, therefore, since. Probably from airo; a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

Intelligent, prudent, sensible, wise. From phren; thoughtful, i.e. Sagacious or discreet; in a bad sense conceited.

A household manager, a steward, guardian.

Who, which, what, that.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

From kata and histemi; to place down, i.e. to designate, constitute, convoy.

On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From therapeuo; attendance; figuratively and collectively, domestics.

of his [servants],
autou (PPro-GM3S)
He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

to give [them]
didonai (V-PNA)
To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

measure of food
sitometrion (N-ANS)
A measured portion of grain or food. From sitos and metron; a grain-measure, i.e. ration.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Cross References
Proverbs 27:18
He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.

Proverbs 31:15
She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.

Matthew 24:45
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time?

Luke 7:13
When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, "Do not weep."

Luke 7:19
So John called two of his disciples and sent them to ask the Lord, "Are You the One who was to come, or should we look for someone else?"

Luke 12:43
Blessed is that servant whom his master finds doing so when he returns.

Luke 16:1
Jesus also said to His disciples, "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
Treasury of Scripture

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?

Who.

Luke 19:15-19 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the …

Matthew 24:45,46 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler …

Matthew 25:20-23 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five …

1 Corinthians 4:1,2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards …

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, …

steward.

Luke 16:1-12 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, …

Matthew 20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, …

1 Peter 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one …

ruler.

1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself …

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, …

Hebrews 3:5 And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for …

Hebrews 13:7,17 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you …

to give.

Jeremiah 23:4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and …

Ezekiel 34:3 You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them …

Matthew 13:52 Then said he to them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

1 Peter 5:1-4 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and …

in due.

Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due …

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should …

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, …

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