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."

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

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.

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.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Be ye therefore ready also - It is pretty evident that what is related here, from Luke 12:35 to Luke 12:49, was spoken by our Lord at another time. See Matthew 24:42 (note), etc., and the notes there.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 21:34-36 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life...

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 the Son of man comes.

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 of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed...

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 the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved...

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready.

Library
October 23 Morning
A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.--LUKE 12:15. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.--Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.--Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

May 14. "But God" (Luke xii. 20).
"But God" (Luke xii. 20). What else do we really need? What else is He trying to make us understand? The religion of the Bible is wholly supernatural. The one resource of faith has always been the living God, and Him alone. The children of Israel were utterly dependent upon Jehovah as they marched through the wilderness, and the one reason their foes feared them and hastened to submit themselves was that they recognized among them the shout of a King, and the presence of One compared with whom all
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

October the Nineteenth Ready!
"Let your loins be girded about." --LUKE xii. 35-40. Loose garments can be very troublesome. An Oriental robe, if left ungirdled, entangles the feet, or is caught by the wind and hinders one's goings. And therefore the wearer binds the loose attire together with a girdle, and makes it firm and compact about his body. And loose principles can be more dangerous than loose garments. Indefinite opinions, caught by the passing wind of popular caprice, are both a peril and a burden. Many people go through
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

True Harvest Joy.
TEXT: LUKE xii. 16-21. TO-DAY the harvest thanksgiving is celebrated through out the land, and it is most fitting that it should be with all of us a day of great and joyful giving of thanks. Although there are but few among the masses of people crowded together in this as in other great cities, who have any direct share in this great business of agriculture, yet we are all aware that it is the prime source of our common prosperity; indeed, I may say, the first condition of the development of our
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

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."

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