|Therefore, be vigilant. For you do not know at what hour your Lord will return.
|But know this: if only the father of the family knew at what hour the thief would arrive, he would certainly keep vigil and not permit his house to be broken into.
|For this reason, you also must be prepared, for you do not know at what hour the Son of man will return.
|Consider this: who is a faithful and prudent servant, who has been appointed by his lord over his family, to give them their portion in due time?
|Blessed is that servant, if, when his lord has arrived, he shall find him doing so.
|Amen I say to you, he shall appoint him over all of his goods.
|But if that evil servant has said in his heart, ‘My lord has been delayed in returning,’
|and so, he begins to strike his fellow servants, and he eats and drinks with the inebriated:
|then the lord of that servant will arrive on a day that he does not expect, and at an hour that he does not know.
|And he shall separate him, and he shall place his portion with the hypocrites, where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”