New International Version
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.
King James Bible
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Darby Bible Translation
the lord of that bondman shall come in a day when he does not expect it, and in an hour he knows not of,
World English Bible
the lord of that servant will come in a day when he doesn't expect it, and in an hour when he doesn't know it,
Young's Literal Translation
the lord of that servant will arrive in a day when he doth not expect, and in an hour of which he doth not know,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The lord of that servant - Here are three punishments which answer to the three characteristics of the bad minister.
1. A sudden death, and the weight of God's judgments falling upon him, without a moment to avert it: this answers to his infidelity and forgetfulness. He shall come in a day in which he looked not for him.
2. A separation from the communion of saints, and from all the gifts which he has abused: this answers to the abuse of his authority in the Church of Christ.
3. He shall have tears and eternal pains, in company with all such hypocrites as himself: and this answers to his voluptuous life, pampering the flesh at the expense of his soul.
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and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
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