New American Standard Bible
"But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,'
King James Bible
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Darby Bible Translation
But if that evil bondman should say in his heart, My lord delays to come,
World English Bible
But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,'
Young's Literal Translation
'And, if that evil servant may say in his heart, My Lord doth delay to come,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That evil servant - If that servant, so appointed, having this office, should be evil or wicked.
Say in his heart - Secretly suppose.
Delayeth his coming - Will not return in a long time; or does not return as soon as was expected, and perhaps may not at all.
LibraryWatching for the King
'Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh. 45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season! 46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"And Watch unto Prayer. "
Third Sunday Before Lent
The vineyard and Its Keepers
"Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
and begins to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards;
"But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master will be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;
2 Peter 3:4
and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."
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