Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

like a man abroad, having left his house, and having given authority to his bondmen, and to each man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch.

New American Standard Bible

It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.

King James Version

For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Holman Bible

It is like a man on a journey, who left his house, gave authority to his slaves, gave each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to be alert.

International Standard Version

It's like a man who went on a trip. As he left home, he put his servants in charge, each with his own work, and he ordered the doorkeeper to be alert.

American Standard Version

It is as when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

Amplified

It is like a man away on a journey, who when he left home put his servants in charge, each with his particular task, and also ordered the doorkeeper to be continually alert.

An Understandable Version

It is like a man who left his house on a trip to another country. [Before leaving] he put his servants in charge of his affairs, giving each one a [particular] job to do, then he ordered the gatekeeper to stay alert [i.e., while he was gone].

Anderson New Testament

As a man, going into another country, leaves his house, and gives authority to his servants, and to each one his own work, and commands the door-keeper to watch;

Bible in Basic English

It is as when a man who is in another country for a time, having gone away from his house, and given authority to his servants and to everyone his work, gives the porter an order to keep watch.

Common New Testament

It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.

Daniel Mace New Testament

when a man travels into foreign parts, he leaves his goods in charge to his servants, he appoints to every one his task, and orders the porter to be vigilant,

Darby Translation

it is as a man gone out of the country, having left his house and given to his bondmen the authority, and to each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch.

Godbey New Testament

As a man, going away, leaving his own house, and giving authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and commanded the porter that he should watch.

Goodspeed New Testament

just as a man when he leaves home to go on a journey, and puts his slaves in charge, each with his duties, gives orders to the watchman to keep watch.

John Wesley New Testament

For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Julia Smith Translation

As a man travelling, having left his house, and having given power to his servants, and to each his work, and he commanded the guard of the door that he should watch.

King James 2000

For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It is like a man away on a journey, who left his house and gave his slaves authority--to each one his work--and to the doorkeeper he gave orders that he should be on the alert.

Modern King James verseion

As a man going away, leaving his house, and giving authority to his servants, and each man's work to him, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As a man which is gone into a strange country and hath left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Moffatt New Testament

It is like a man leaving his house to go abroad; he puts his servants in charge, each with his work to do, and he orders the porter to keep watch.

Montgomery New Testament

Take heed! Awake! for you never know the time. As a man gone abroad and leaving his house gives authority to his slaves, to each his task; and orders the porter to keep watch;

NET Bible

It is like a man going on a journey. He left his house and put his slaves in charge, assigning to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to stay alert.

New Heart English Bible

"It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.

Noyes New Testament

As a man going abroad, having left his house and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, also commanded the porter to watch,

Sawyer New Testament

As a man leaving his house to go abroad, and giving authority to his servants, and to each one his work, commanded the porter to watch,

The Emphasized Bible

As a man from home - having left his house, and given his servants the authority, to each one, his work, - and, unto the porter, hath given command, that he should watch: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

As a man going abroad, when he left his abode, and gave his servants authority, and to each his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is like a man going on a journey, who leaves his home, puts his servants in charge--each having his special duty--and orders the porter to watch.

Webster

For the son of man is as a man taking a long journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work; and commanded the porter to watch.

Weymouth New Testament

It is like a man living abroad who has left his house, and given the management to his servants--to each one his special duty--and has ordered the porter to keep awake.

Williams New Testament

It will be like a man who leaves his home and goes on a journey, after he has given orders to his slaves, to each his particular task, and has given orders to the watchman to keep watch.

World English Bible

"It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.

Worrell New Testament

It is as when a man away from home, having left his house, and having given authority to his servants, to each his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

Worsley New Testament

as a man travelling abroad, who left his house, and gave charge to his servants, to each his work, and bid the porter be watchful.

Youngs Literal Translation

as a man who is gone abroad, having left his house, and given to his servants the authority, and to each one his work, did command also the porter that he may watch;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For the Son of man is as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

a man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

ἀπόδημος 
Apodemos 
Usage: 0

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

οἰκία 
Oikia 
Usage: 46

and





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

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

to his

Usage: 0

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

to every man
ἕκαστος 
hekastos 
Usage: 73

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ἐντέλλομαι 
Entellomai 
Usage: 10

the porter
θυρωρός 
Thuroros 
Usage: 2

to
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

References

Context Readings

The Unknown Day And Hour

33 Watch ye! Be alert and pray, for ye know not when the time is, 34 like a man abroad, having left his house, and having given authority to his bondmen, and to each man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch. 35 Watch therefore, for ye know not when the lord of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at cock crowing, or in the morning,


Cross References

John 10:3

The gatekeeper opens to this man. And the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

Ezekiel 3:17-21

Son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel. Therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Ezekiel 33:2-9

Son of man, speak to the sons of thy people, and say to them, When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and set him for their watchman,

Matthew 16:19

And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever thou may bind on earth will be what is bound in the heavens, and whatever thou may loose on the earth will be what is loosed in the heavens.

Matthew 24:45-47

Who then is the faithful and wise bondman, whom his lord appointed over his service, to give them the provision on time?

Matthew 25:14-30

For, like a man going on a journey, he called his own bondmen, and delivered to them the things possessed by him.

Luke 12:36-40

and be ye like men waiting for their lord, when he may return from the wedding festivities, so that when he comes and knocks, they may straightaway open to him.

Luke 19:12-17

He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

Acts 20:29-31

For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Romans 12:4-8

For just as we have many body-parts in one body, and all the body-parts have not the same function,

Romans 13:6

For because of this ye also fulfill taxes, for they are servants of God being devoted to this same thing.

1 Corinthians 3:5-10

Who therefore is Paul and who is Apollos? But rather helpers through whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to each man.

1 Corinthians 12:4-31

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, become ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not empty in Lord.

Colossians 3:24

knowing that from Lord ye will receive the reward of the inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, present to the bondmen what is right and equitable, knowing that ye also have a Master in heavens.

Revelation 3:7

And to the agent of the congregation in Philadelphia write, These things says the Holy, the True, he who has the key of David, who opens, and none will shut it except he who opens, and none will open:

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