Mark 13:34
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New International Version
It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

New Living Translation
"The coming of the Son of Man can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. When he left home, he gave each of his slaves instructions about the work they were to do, and he told the gatekeeper to watch for his return.

English Standard Version
It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.

Berean Study Bible
It is like a man going on a journey who left his house, put each servant in charge of his own task, and instructed the doorkeeper to keep watch.

Berean Literal Bible
It is like a man going on a journey, having left his house, and having given his servants authority, to each one his work. And he commanded the doorkeeper that he should keep watch.

New American Standard Bible
"It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.

King James Bible
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is like a man on a journey, who left his house, gave authority to his slaves, gave each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to be alert.

International Standard Version
It's like a man who went on a trip. As he left home, he put his servants in charge, each with his own work, and he ordered the doorkeeper to be alert.

NET Bible
It is like a man going on a journey. He left his house and put his slaves in charge, assigning to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to stay alert.

New Heart English Bible
"It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“It is like a man who traveled abroad and left his house and gave authority to his servants and to each man his work and he commanded the gatekeeper to be watchful.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It is like a man who went on a trip. As he left home, he put his servants in charge. He assigned work to each one and ordered the guard to be alert.

New American Standard 1977
It is like a man, away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As the man who, taking a far journey, left his house and gave his estate to his slaves and to each one his responsibility and commanded the porter to watch.

King James 2000 Bible
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

American King James Version
For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

American Standard Version
It is as when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Even as a man who going into a far country, left his house; and gave authority to his servants over every work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Darby Bible Translation
[it is] as a man gone out of the country, having left his house and given to his bondmen the authority, and to each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch.

English Revised Version
It is as when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the son of man is as a man taking a long journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work; and commanded the porter to watch.

Weymouth New Testament
It is like a man living abroad who has left his house, and given the management to his servants--to each one his special duty--and has ordered the porter to keep awake.

World English Bible
"It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.

Young's Literal Translation
as a man who is gone abroad, having left his house, and given to his servants the authority, and to each one his work, did command also the porter that he may watch;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
13:28-37 We have the application of this prophetic sermon. As to the destruction of Jerusalem, expect it to come very shortly. As to the end of the world, do not inquire when it will come, for of that day and that hour knoweth no man. Christ, as God, could not be ignorant of anything; but the Divine wisdom which dwelt in our Saviour, communicated itself to his human soul according to the Divine pleasure. As to both, our duty is to watch and pray. Our Lord Jesus, when he ascended on high, left something for all his servants to do. We ought to be always upon our watch, in expectation of his return. This applies to Christ's coming to us at our death, as well as to the general judgment. We know not whether our Master will come in the days of youth, or middle age, or old age; but, as soon as we are born, we begin to die, and therefore we must expect death. Our great care must be, that, whenever our Lord comes, he may not find us secure, indulging in ease and sloth, mindless of our work and duty. He says to all, Watch, that you may be found in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Study Bible
Readiness at Any Hour
33Be on your guard and stay alert! For you do not know when the appointed time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey who left his house, put each servant in charge of his own task, and instructed the doorkeeper to keep watch. 35Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return—whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning.…
Cross References
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.

John 10:3
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen for his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
Treasury of Scripture

For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

as a.

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

Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, …

Luke 19:12-17 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to …

and to.

Romans 12:4-8 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not …

Romans 13:6 For for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are God's ministers, …

1 Corinthians 3:5-10 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, …

1 Corinthians 12:4-31 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: …

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing …

and commanded.

Ezekiel 3:17-21 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore …

Ezekiel 33:2-9 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, …

Matthew 24:45-47 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler …

Luke 12:36-40 And you yourselves like to men that wait for their lord, when he …

Acts 20:29-31 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter …

the porter.

Matthew 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever …

John 10:3 To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls …

Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things …

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