A Faithful Slave And An Unfaithful Slave
45 Who then is the faithful and prudent slave, whom his lord has made ruler over his household to give them food in due season? 46 Blessed is that slave whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48 But and if that evil slave shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming, 49 and shall begin to smite his fellowslaves and even to eat and drink with the drunken, 50 the lord of that slave shall come in a day when he does not look for him and in an hour that he is not aware of 51 and shall cut him off and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us or even to all?
42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward whom his lord shall make ruler over his household to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that slave whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But and if that slave shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming, and shall begin to beat the menslaves and maids and to eat and drink and to be drunken, 46 the lord of that slave will come in a day when he does not look for him and at an hour when he is not aware and will cut him off and will appoint him his portion with the unfaithful. 47 And that slave who knew his lord's will and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not and did commit things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required; and to whom much was committed, more will be asked of him.