Luke 12:36
Good News Translation
like servants who are waiting for their master to come back from a wedding feast. When he comes and knocks, they will open the door for him at once.

Contemporary English Version
just like those servants who wait up for their master to return from a wedding feast. As soon as he comes and knocks, they open the door for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

men.

Luke 2:25-30 And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in him. . . .

Genesis 49:18 I will look for thy salvation, O Lord.

Isaiah 64:4 From the beginning of the world they have not heard, nor perceived with the ears: the eye hath not seen, O God, besides thee, what things thou hast prepared for them that wait for thee.

Lamentations 3:25,26 Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him. . . .

Matthew 24:42-44 Watch ye therefore, because you know not what hour your Lord will come. . . .

Mark 13:34-37 Even as a man who, going into a far country, left his house and gave authority to his servants over every work and commanded the porter to watch. . . .

James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till he receive the early and latter rain. . . .

2 Peter 1:13-15 But I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance. . . .

Jude 1:20,21 But you, my beloved, building yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, . . .

return.

Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying:

*etc:

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.

*etc:

when.

Songs 5:5,6 I arose up to open to my beloved: my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers were full of the choicest myrrh. . . .

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the gate and knock. If any man shall hear my voice and open to me the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him: and he with me.

Context
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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. 37Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall find watching. Amen I say to you that he will gird himself and make them sit down to meat and passing will minister unto them.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:2
The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who made a marriage for his son.

Mark 13:34
Even as a man who, going into a far country, left his house and gave authority to his servants over every work and commanded the porter to watch.

Luke 12:35
Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands.

Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall find watching. Amen I say to you that he will gird himself and make them sit down to meat and passing will minister unto them.

Revelation 3:20
Behold, I stand at the gate and knock. If any man shall hear my voice and open to me the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him: and he with me.

Revelation 19:7
Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to him. For the marriage of the Lamb is come: and his wife hath prepared herself.

Additional Translations
Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

And you, like to men waiting for their master, whenever he shall return from the wedding feasts, that having come and having knocked, they might open to him immediately.

And you yourselves like to men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.

and be ye yourselves like unto men looking for their lord, when he shall return from the marriage feast; that, when he cometh and knocketh, they may straightway open unto him.

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.

and be ye yourselves like unto men looking for their lord, when he shall return from the marriage feast; that, when he cometh and knocketh, they may straightway open unto him.

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

and be yourselves like men waiting for their master--on the look-out till he shall return from the wedding feast--that, when he comes and knocks, they may open the door instantly.

Be like men watching for their lord, when he returns from the marriage feast; that, when he comes and knocks, they may immediately open to him.

and ye like to men waiting for their lord, when he shall return out of the wedding feasts, that he having come and knocked, immediately they may open to him.
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