Luke 12:35
Good News Translation
"Be ready for whatever comes, dressed for action and with your lamps lit,

Contemporary English Version
Be ready and keep your lamps burning

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands.

New American Bible
“Gird your loins and light your lamps

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands.

your loins.

1 Kings 18:46 And the hand of the Lord was upon Elias, and he girded up his loins, and ran before Achab, till he came to Jezrahel.

Proverbs 31:17 She hath girded her loins with strength, and hath strengthened her arm.

Isaiah 5:27 There is none that shall faint, nor labour among them: they shall not slumber nor sleep, neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken.

Isaiah 11:5 And justice shall be the girdle of his loins: and faith the girdle of his reins.

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of justice:

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore, having the loins of your mind girt up, being sober, trust perfectly in the grace which is offered you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.

your lights.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 25:1,4-10 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. . . .

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation: among whom you shine as lights in the world.

Context
Be Ready for Service
34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands. 36And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open to him immediately.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:1
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.

Matthew 25:10
Now whilst they went to buy the bridegroom came: and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage. And the door was shut.

Luke 12:36
And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open to him immediately.

Ephesians 6:14
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate of justice:

1 Peter 1:13
Wherefore, having the loins of your mind girt up, being sober, trust perfectly in the grace which is offered you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Additional Translations
Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning.

Let your waist be girded about, and the lamps burning.

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;

Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning;

Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;

Let your loins be girt, and your lights burning;

"Have your girdles on, and let your lamps be alight;

"Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.

'Let your loins be girded, and the lamps burning,
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