Luke 12:47
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
"And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn't prepared and doesn't carry out those instructions, will be severely punished.

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,

Luke 12:47 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

12:47 And that servant who knew his Lord's will shall be beaten with many stripes - And his having much knowledge will increase, not lessen, his punishment.

Luke 12:47 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Fire on Earth
'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Rich Fool
'And one of the company said unto Him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14. And He said unto him, Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you? 15. And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 16. And He spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17. And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
'And He said unto His disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25. And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26. If ye then be not able to do that thing
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Equipment of the Servants
'Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36. And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord.'--Luke xii. 35, 36. These words ought to stir us like the sound of a trumpet. But, by long familiarity, they drop upon dull ears, and scarcely produce any effect. The picture that they suggest, as an emblem of the Christian state, is a striking one. It is midnight, a great house is without its master, the lord of the palace is absent, but expected back, the servants are busy in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:2
If the person in the wrong is sentenced to be flogged, the judge must command him to lie down and be beaten in his presence with the number of lashes appropriate to the crime.

Ezekiel 9:6
Kill them all--old and young, girls and women and little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin right here at the Temple." So they began by killing the seventy leaders.

Luke 12:41
Peter asked, "Lord, is that illustration just for us or for everyone?"

Luke 12:46
The master will return unannounced and unexpected, and he will cut the servant in pieces and banish him with the unfaithful.

James 4:17
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

Jump to Previous
Act Beaten Beating Blows Bondman Desires Great Lord's Master Master's Obey Ordered Preparation Prepare Prepared Ready Receive Servant Severe Slave Stripes Wanted
Jump to Next
Act Beaten Beating Blows Bondman Desires Great Lord's Master Master's Obey Ordered Preparation Prepare Prepared Ready Receive Servant Severe Slave Stripes Wanted
Links
Luke 12:47 NIV
Luke 12:47 NLT
Luke 12:47 ESV
Luke 12:47 NASB
Luke 12:47 KJV

Luke 12:47 Bible Apps
Luke 12:47 Biblia Paralela
Luke 12:47 Chinese Bible
Luke 12:47 French Bible
Luke 12:47 German Bible

Luke 12:47 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Luke 12:46
Top of Page
Top of Page