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Luke 12:47

    Luke 12:47 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many'stripes ;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the servant who had knowledge of his lord's desires and was not ready for him and did not do as he was ordered, will be given a great number of blows;

    Webster's Revision

    And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many'stripes ;

    World English Bible

    That servant, who knew his lord's will, and didn't prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 12:47

    Shall be beaten with many stripes - Criminals among the Jews could not be beaten with more than forty stripes; and as this was the sum of the severity to which a whipping could extend, it may be all that our Lord here means. But, in some cases, a man was adjudged to receive fourscore stripes! How could this be, when the law had decreed only forty? Answer: By doubling the crime. He received forty for each crime; if he were guilty of two offenses, he might receive fourscore. See Lightfoot.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 12:47

    Which knew his lord's will - Who knew what his master wished him to do. He that knows what God commands and requires.

    Many stripes - Shall be severely and justly punished. They who have many privileges, who are often warned, who have the gospel, and do not repent and believe, shall be far more severely punished than others. They who are early taught in Sunday schools, or by pious parents, or in other ways, and who grow up in sin and impenitence, will have much more to answer for than those who have no such privileges.