New International Version
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.
King James Bible
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
Darby Bible Translation
And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find [them] thus, blessed are those [bondmen].
World English Bible
They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.
Young's Literal Translation
and if he may come in the second watch, and in the third watch he may come, and may find it so, happy are those servants.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If he shall come in the second watch - See the note on Matthew 14:25.
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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, …
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May 14. "But God" (Luke xii. 20).
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But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
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