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Daily Bible Verse - 9/17/2007 - Luke 12:39-40

NIV But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
KJV And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
NASB But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.
Luke 12:39-40
Jesus changed the illustration slightly, comparing the watch to protecting against a robbery. Knowledge of the time would lead to vigilance. But since the time is not known, constant readiness is essential.

Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Lk 12:39-40). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

Did you know?
No less than 82 times in the Gospels Jesus refers to Himself as the "Son of Man." We can tell from this repeated use that the title "Son of Man" was particularly significant to Jesus.

Richards, L. (2001). Every name of God in the Bible. Includes indexes. Everything in the Bible series (169). Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson.

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