Luke 12:40
New International Version
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

New Living Translation
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.”

English Standard Version
You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Berean Standard Bible
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.”

Berean Literal Bible
You also, be ready; for the Son of Man comes in the hour you do not expect."

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

New King James Version
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

New American Standard Bible
You too, be ready; because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not think He will.

NASB 1995
“You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”

NASB 1977
“You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”

Amplified Bible
You too, be continually ready; because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”

Christian Standard Bible
You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."”

American Standard Version
Be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Be you also ready therefore, for in that hour when you are not expecting, The Son of Man comes.”

Contemporary English Version
So always be ready! You don't know when the Son of Man will come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not, the Son of man will come.

Good News Translation
And you, too, must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him."

International Standard Version
So be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at a time when you don't expect him."

Literal Standard Version
and you, then, become ready, because at the hour you do not think, the Son of Man comes.”

New American Bible
You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

NET Bible
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."

New Revised Standard Version
You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”

New Heart English Bible
Therefore be ready also, for the Son of Man is coming in an hour that you do not expect him."

Weymouth New Testament
Be you also ready, for at an hour when you are not expecting Him the Son of Man will come."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Be Ready for Service
39But understand this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.” 41“Lord,” said Peter, “are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?”…

Cross References
Mark 13:33
Be on your guard and stay alert! For you do not know when the appointed time will come.

Luke 21:34
But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life--and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.

Luke 21:36
So keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man."


Treasury of Scripture

Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.

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, and so that day come upon you unawares…

Matthew 24:42,44
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come…

Matthew 25:13
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.













Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
You
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

must be
γίνεσθε (ginesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

ready,
ἕτοιμοι (hetoimoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2092: Ready, prepared. From an old noun heteos; adjusted, i.e. Ready.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

will come
ἔρχεται (erchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

at an
(hē)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

hour
ὥρᾳ (hōra)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

you do not expect.”
δοκεῖτε (dokeite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.


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