New International Version
But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But, and if that evil servant - Here are three characters of a bad minister.
1. He has little or no faith in the speedy coming of Christ, either to punish for wickedness, or to pardon and sanctify those who believe. It may be, he does not outwardly profess this, but he says it in his heart, and God searches his heart, and knows that he professes to teach what he does not believe.
2. He governs with an absolute dominion, oppressing his colleagues and doing violence to the followers of Christ. And shall begin to smite, etc.
3. He leads an irregular life does not love the company of the children of God, but eats and drinks with the drunkards, preferring the tables of the great and the rich, whose god is their belly, and thus feeds himself without fear.
Great God! save thine inheritance from being ravaged by such wolves!
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Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My master is taking a long time in coming,' and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk.
2 Peter 3:4
They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."
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