Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find them thus, blessed are those bondmen.

New American Standard Bible

Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.

King James Version

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Holman Bible

If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn, and finds them alert, those slaves are blessed.

International Standard Version

How blessed they will be if their master comes in the middle of the night or near dawn and finds them awake!

A Conservative Version

And if he should come in the second watch, and should come in the third watch, and find so, blessed are those bondmen.

American Standard Version

And if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find them'so blessed are those'servants .

Amplified

Whether he comes in the second watch (before midnight), or even in the third (after midnight), and finds them so [prepared and ready], blessed are those servants.

An Understandable Version

And if he comes between nine o'clock and midnight or between midnight and three o'clock in the morning and finds them being watchful, those slaves will be blessed [for doing so].

Anderson New Testament

And if he shall come in the second watch, and if he shall come in the third watch, and find them thus, blessed are those servants.

Bible in Basic English

And if he comes in the second division of the night or in the third, and they are watching for him, happy are those servants.

Common New Testament

If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants.

Daniel Mace New Testament

happy are the servants he finds in such a state, whether it be at the second or at the third watch of the night, when he comes.

Godbey New Testament

If at the second, and third, watch he may come, happy are ye.

Goodspeed New Testament

Whether he comes late at night or early in the morning and finds them on the watch, they are blessed.

John Wesley New Testament

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, happy are those servants.

Julia Smith Translation

And if he should come in the second watch, and should come in the third watch, and find so, happy are those servants.

King James 2000

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Even if he should come back in the second or in the third watch of the night and find [them] like this, blessed are they!

Modern King James verseion

And if he comes in the second watch, or comes in the third watch, and find it so, blessed are those servants.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And if he come in the second watch, yea, if he come in the third watch, and shall find them so, happy are those servants.

Moffatt New Testament

Whether he comes in the second or the third watch of the night and finds them thus alert, blessed are they!

Montgomery New Testament

"And whether it be in the second watch, or in the third, that he comes, and so finds them, happy are those slaves.

NET Bible

Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night and finds them alert, blessed are those slaves!

New Heart English Bible

They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.

Noyes New Testament

And if in the second, or if in the third watch, he cometh and findeth them thus, happy are they.

Sawyer New Testament

And if he comes in the second watch, and comes in the third watch, and finds them thus, blessed are they.

The Emphasized Bible

And, if, in the second, or if, in the third, watch, he come and find, thus, happy, are, they!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And if he come in the second watch, or in the third watch, and find them so watchful, blessed are those servants.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Whether it is late at night, or in the early morning that he comes, if he finds all as it should be, then happy are they.

Webster

And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Weymouth New Testament

And whether it be in the second watch or in the third that He comes and finds them so, blessed are they.

Williams New Testament

Whether he comes before or after midnight, if he finds them so, happy are they.

World English Bible

They will be blessed if he comes in the second or third watch, and finds them so.

Worrell New Testament

And, if he shall come in the second watch, and if in the third, and find them so, happy are they!

Worsley New Testament

And if he come in the second watch, or in the third watch, and find them so, happy indeed are those servants.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if he may come in the second watch, and in the third watch he may come, and may find it so, happy are those servants.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

he shall come
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

the
φυλακή 
Phulake 
φυλακή 
Phulake 
Usage: 35
Usage: 35

δεύτερος 
Deuteros 
Usage: 36

φυλακή 
Phulake 
φυλακή 
Phulake 
Usage: 35
Usage: 35

or

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

τρίτος 
Tritos 
Usage: 45

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
find,
Usage: 130

them so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

References

Context Readings

On The Alert For The Master's Return

37 Blessed are those bondmen whom the lord on coming shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that he will gird himself and make them recline at table, and coming up will serve them. 38 And if he come in the second watch, and come in the third watch, and find them thus, blessed are those bondmen. 39 But this know, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be dug through.


Cross References

Matthew 25:6

But in the middle of the night there was a cry, Behold, the bridegroom; go forth to meet him.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief:

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