Luke 12:38
Good News Translation
How happy they are if he finds them ready, even if he should come at midnight or even later!

Contemporary English Version
Those servants are really fortunate if their master finds them ready, even though he comes late at night or early in the morning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those servants.

New American Bible
And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh. Go ye forth to meet him.

1 Thessalonians 5:4,5 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief. . . .

Context
Be Ready for Service
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. 38And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:43
But this know ye, that, if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

Luke 12:39
But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

Additional Translations
Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night and finds them alert, those servants will be blessed!

And if he comes in the second, and if in the third watch, and finds them thus, blessed are those!

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

And if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find them'so blessed are those'servants .

And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find [them] thus, blessed are those [bondmen].

And if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

And whether it be in the second watch or in the third that He comes and finds them so, blessed are they.

They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.

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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