New International Version
"Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
King James Bible
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
Darby Bible Translation
Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning;
World English Bible
"Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.
Young's Literal Translation
'Let your loins be girded, and the lamps burning,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let your loins - Be active, diligent, determined ready; let all hinderances be removed out of the way; and let the candle of the Lord be always found burning brightly in your hand. See on Luke 12:37 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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).
October the Nineteenth Ready!
True Harvest Joy.
"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
"But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.
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