Luke 12:39
Good News Translation
And you can be sure that if the owner of a house knew the time when the thief would come, he would not let the thief break into his house.

Contemporary English Version
You would surely not let a thief break into your home, if you knew when the thief was coming.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

New American Bible
Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

Matthew 24:43,44 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. . . .

1 Thessalonians 5:2,3 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night. . . .

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up.

Revelation 3:3 Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe and do penance: If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief: and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Context
Be Ready for Service
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. 40Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not the Son of man will come.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:19
Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.

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

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.

Matthew 24:44
Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up.

Revelation 3:3
Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe and do penance: If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief: and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.

Revelation 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Additional Translations
But understand this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief is coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

And this know, that if the manager of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.

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.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.

And this know, that if the master of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would watch, and not suffer his house to be broken through.

Of this be sure, that if the master of the house had known what time the robber was coming, he would have kept awake and not have allowed his house to be broken into.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into.

'And this know, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief doth come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through;
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