New International Version
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."
King James Bible
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye therefore, be *ye* ready, for in the hour in which ye do not think [it], the Son of man comes.
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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be ye therefore ready also - It is pretty evident that what is related here, from Luke 12:35 to Luke 12:49, was spoken by our Lord at another time. See Matthew 24:42 (note), etc., and the notes there.
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.
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.
"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap.
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
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