Luke 12:47
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.

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.

English Standard Version
And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating.

Berean Study Bible
That servant who knows his master’s will but does not get ready or follow his instructions will be beaten with many blows.

Berean Literal Bible
Now that servant, the one having known the will of his master, and not having prepared nor having done according to his will, will be beaten with many blows.

New American Standard Bible
"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,

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.

Christian Standard Bible
And that servant who knew his master's will and didn't prepare himself or do it will be severely beaten.

Contemporary English Version
If servants are not ready or willing to do what their master wants them to do, they will be beaten hard.

Good News Translation
"The servant who knows what his master wants him to do, but does not get himself ready and do it, will be punished with a heavy whipping.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And that slave who knew his master's will and didn't prepare himself or do it will be severely beaten.

International Standard Version
That servant who knew what his master wanted but didn't prepare himself or do what was wanted will receive a severe beating.

NET Bible
That servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or do what his master asked will receive a severe beating.

New Heart English Bible
That servant, who knew his lord's will, and did not prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“The servant who knew the will of his master and did not prepare for him according to his will, he shall be beaten many times.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The servant who knew what his master wanted but didn't get ready to do it will receive a hard beating.

New American Standard 1977
“And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And that slave who knew his lord's will and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

King James 2000 Bible
And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many'stripes ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not 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];

English Revised Version
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;

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

Weymouth New Testament
And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.

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,
Study Bible
Be Ready for Service
46The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour of which he is unaware. Then He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers. 47That servant who knows his master’s will but does not get ready or follow his instructions will be beaten with many blows. 48But the one who unknowingly does things worthy of punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from him who has been entrusted with much, even more will be demanded.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 25:2
If the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall have him lie down and be flogged in his presence with the number of lashes his crime deserves.

Ezekiel 9:6
Slaughter the old men, the young men and maidens, the women and children, but do not go near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple.

Luke 12:41
"Lord," said Peter, "are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?"

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

James 4:17
Therefore, whoever knows the right thing to do, yet fails to do it, is guilty of sin.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

knew.

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

Numbers 15:30,31
But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people…

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

shall.

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, according to his fault, by a certain number…







Lexicon
That
Ἐκεῖνος (Ekeinos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

servant
δοῦλος (doulos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

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

knows
γνοὺς (gnous)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

master’s
κυρίου (kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

will
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

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

does not get ready
ἑτοιμάσας (hetoimasas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2090: To make ready, prepare. From hetoimos; to prepare.

[or]
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

follow
ποιήσας (poiēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

instructions
θέλημα (thelēma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

will be beaten with
δαρήσεται (darēsetai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1194: To flay, flog, scourge, beat. A primary verb; properly, to flay, i.e. to scourge, or to thrash.

many [blows].
πολλάς (pollas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.
(47) And that servant, which knew his lord's will.--The verses that follow (Luke 12:47-50) are peculiar to St. Luke, and every word is full of profoundest interest. First there comes a warning to the disciples who knew their Lord's will, who had been told to watch for His coming, to prepare themselves and others for it. That "will" included the use of all gifts and opportunities, as in the parables of the Pounds and the Talents, with faithfulness and activity in using them. On those who, with their eyes open, were sinning against light and knowledge (our Lord's words had, we can scarcely doubt, a latent reference to Judas) there should come, in this world or in the world to come, a penalty proportionably severe.

Verses 47, 48. - 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. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required. These verses are easy to understand. They explain the broad principles upon which the foregoing statements, in parable and in direct teaching, are based. Rewards and punishments will be allotted in the coming world with strict justice. To some, great knowledge of the Divine will is given and splendid opportunities of work are afforded; to such, if only they are faithful and true, will indeed a high place in the city of God be allotted; but alas for them in the life to come if they fail, if they miss the splendid chance of being true toilers with and for God! Their portion will be the many stripes. To others a knowledge of the Divine will, scanty compared with these just spoken of, is given, and opportunities of doing high and noble work are here comparatively few; if these use the little knowledge and seize the few opportunities, they will, while occupying a lower grade in the hierarchy of heaven, still enjoy the perfect bliss of friendship with God. The punishment for failure here is designated by the few stripes. In this solemn passage it is notable that degrees or grades in punishment as well as degrees or grades in glory are distinctly spoken of. 12:41-53 All are to take to themselves what Christ says in his word, and to inquire concerning it. No one is left so ignorant as not to know many things to be wrong which he does, and many things to be right which he neglects; therefore all are without excuse in their sin. The bringing in the gospel dispensation would occasion desolations. Not that this would be the tendency of Christ's religion, which is pure, peaceable, and loving; but the effect of its being contrary to men's pride and lusts. There was to be a wide publication of the gospel. But before that took place, Christ had a baptism to be baptized with, far different from that of water and the Holy Spirit. He must endure sufferings and death. It agreed not with his plan to preach the gospel more widely, till this baptism was completed. We should be zealous in making known the truth, for though divisions will be stirred up, and a man's own household may be his foes, yet sinners will be converted, and God will be glorified.
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