New International Version
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
King James Bible
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Darby Bible Translation
Who then is the faithful and prudent bondman whom his lord has set over his household, to give them food in season?
World English Bible
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season?
Young's Literal Translation
'Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord did set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who then is a faithful and wise servant - All should live in the same expectation of the coming of Christ, which a servant has with respect to the return of his master, who, in departing for a season, left the management of his affairs to him; and of which management he is to give an exact account on his master's return.
Here is an abstract of the duties of a minister of Christ.
1. He is appointed, not by himself, but by the vocation and mission of his Master.
2. He must look on himself, not as the master of the family, but as the servant.
3. He must be scrupulously faithful and exact in fulfilling the commands of his Master.
4. His fidelity must be ever accompanied by wisdom and prudence.
5. He must give the domestics - the sacred family, their food; and this food must be such as to afford them true nourishment. And
6. This must be done in its season. There are certain portions of the bread of life which lose their effect by being administered out of proper season, or to improper persons.
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'Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'--MATT. xxiv. 28. This grim parable has, of course, a strong Eastern colouring. It is best appreciated by dwellers in those lands. They tell us that no sooner is some sickly animal dead, or some piece of carrion thrown out by the way, than the vultures--for the eagle does not prey upon carrion--appear. There may not have been one visible a moment before in the hot blue sky, but, taught by scent or by sight that their banquet …
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A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
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