Luke 12:47
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New International Version
"The servant who knows the master's will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows.

King James Bible
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Darby Bible Translation
But that bondman who knew his own lord's will, and had not prepared [himself] nor done his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes];

World English Bible
That servant, who knew his lord's will, and didn't prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,

Young's Literal Translation
'And that servant, who having known his lord's will, and not having prepared, nor having gone according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Shall be beaten with many stripes - Criminals among the Jews could not be beaten with more than forty stripes; and as this was the sum of the severity to which a whipping could extend, it may be all that our Lord here means. But, in some cases, a man was adjudged to receive fourscore stripes! How could this be, when the law had decreed only forty? Answer: By doubling the crime. He received forty for each crime; if he were guilty of two offenses, he might receive fourscore. See Lightfoot.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

knew.

Luke 10:12-15 But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city...

Numbers 15:30,31 But the soul that does ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches the LORD...

Matthew 11:22-24 But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you...

John 9:41 Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.

John 12:48 He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken...

John 15:22-24 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin...

John 19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above...

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish...

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

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Deuteronomy 25:2,3 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face...

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
Deuteronomy 25:2
If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves,

Ezekiel 9:6
Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary." So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.

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

Luke 12:46
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

James 4:17
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them.

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