New International Version
Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?
King James Bible
Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
Darby Bible Translation
Is he thankful to the bondman because he has done what was ordered? I judge not.
World English Bible
Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded? I think not.
Young's Literal Translation
Hath he favour to that servant because he did the things directed? I think not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which of you, having a servant - It is never supposed that the master waits on the servant - the servant is bound to wait on his master, and to do every thing for him to the uttermost of his power: nor does the former expect thanks for it, for he is bound by his agreement to act thus, because of the stipulated reward, which is considered as being equal in value to all the service that he can perform.
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They persecute him whom thou hast smitten.--PSA. 69:26. It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!--Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.--They did spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?--Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes …
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Where are the Nine?
Answer to Mr. W's Second Objection.
Of the Fewness of those who Love the Cross of Jesus
Won't he rather say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'?
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'"
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