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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.

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.

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.

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;

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 Take care, keep watch with prayer: for you are not certain when the time will be. 34 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. 35 So you are to keep watch: because you are not certain when the master of the house is coming, in the evening, or in the middle of the night, or at the cock's cry, or in the morning;


Cross References

John 10:3

The porter lets him in; and the sheep give ear to his voice; he says over the names of the sheep, and takes them out.

Ezekiel 3:17-21

Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the children of Israel: so give ear to the word of my mouth, and give them word from me of their danger.

Ezekiel 33:2-9

Son of man, give a word to the children of your people, and say to them, When I make the sword come on a land, if the people of the land take a man from among their number and make him their watchman:

Matthew 16:19

I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever is fixed by you on earth will be fixed in heaven: and whatever you make free on earth will be made free in heaven.

Matthew 24:45-47

Who is the true and wise servant, whom his lord has put over those in his house, to give them their food at the right time?

Matthew 25:14-30

For it is as when a man, about to take a journey, got his servants together, and gave them his property.

Luke 12:36-40

And be like men who are looking for their lord, when he comes back from the bride-feast; so that when he comes to the door, it will be open to him quickly.

Luke 19:12-17

So he said, A certain man of high birth went into a far-away country to get a kingdom for himself, and to come back.

Acts 20:29-31

I am conscious that after I am gone, evil wolves will come in among you, doing damage to the flock;

Romans 12:4-8

For, as we have a number of parts in one body, but all the parts have not the same use,

Romans 13:6

For the same reason, make payment of taxes; because the authority is God's servant, to take care of such things at all times.

1 Corinthians 3:5-10

What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? They are but servants who gave you the good news as God gave it to them.

1 Corinthians 12:4-31

Now there are different qualities given to men, but the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:58

For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.

Colossians 3:24

Being certain that the Lord will give you the reward of the heritage: for you are the servants of the Lord Christ.

Colossians 4:1

Masters, give your servants what is right and equal, conscious that you have a Master in heaven.

Revelation 3:7

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia say: These things says he who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, opening the door so that it may be shut by no one, and shutting it so that it may be open to no one.

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