Luke 12:32-59 Darby’s Translation

Treasure in Heaven

32  Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom. 33  Sell what ye possess and give alms; make to yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure which does not fail in the heavens, where thief does not draw near nor moth destroy. 34  For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

Watchful Servants

35  Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning; 36  and ye like men who wait their own lord whenever he may leave the wedding, that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately. 37  Blessed are those bondmen whom the lord [on] coming shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that he will gird himself and make them recline at table, and coming up will serve them. 38  And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find [them] thus, blessed are those [bondmen]. 39  But this know, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be dug through. 40  And ye therefore, be ye ready, for in the hour in which ye do not think [it], the Son of man comes.

The Unfaithful Servant

41  And Peter said to him, Lord, sayest thou this parable to us, or also to all? 42  And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season? 43  Blessed is that bondman whom his lord [on] coming shall find doing thus; 44  verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he has. 45  But if that bondman should say in his heart, My lord delays to come, and begin to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and to drink and to be drunken, 46  the lord of that bondman shall come in a day when he does not expect it, and in an hour he knows not of, and shall cut him in two and appoint his portion with the unbelievers. 47  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]; 48  but he who knew [it] not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. And to every one to whom much has been given, much shall be required from him; and to whom [men] have committed much, they will ask from him the more.

Jesus the Cause of Division

49  I have come to cast a fire on the earth; and what will I if already it has been kindled? 50  But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how am I straitened until it shall have been accomplished! 51  Think ye that I have come to give peace in the earth? Nay, I say to you, but rather division: 52  for from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided; three shall be divided against two, and two against three: 53  father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Discerning the Times

54  And he said also to the crowds, When ye see a cloud rising out of the west, straightway ye say, A shower is coming; and so it happens. 55  And when [ye see] the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it happens. 56  Hypocrites, ye know how to judge of the appearance of the earth and of the heaven; how [is it then that] ye do not discern this time?

Agree with Your Adversary

57  And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? 58  For as thou goest with thine adverse party before a magistrate, strive in the way to be reconciled with him, lest he drag thee away to the judge, and the judge shall deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. 59  I say unto thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence until thou hast paid the very last mite.

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