New Living Translation
He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn. But whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:38 The Jews frequently divided the night into three watches, to which our Lord seems here to allude.
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'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
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