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Luke 12:35 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Be dressed in readiness, and [keep] your lamps lit.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let your loins be girt, and [your] lights burning;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let your loins be girded, and your lamps burning,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Let your loins be girded, and the lamps burning,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let your loines be girded about, and your lights burning,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Let your loins be bound, and your lamps be burning,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Let your loins be girded, and your lamps burning.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let y2077
[2077] Standard
ἔστο
esto
{es'-to}
Second person singular present imperative and third person of G1510; be thou; let them be.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
loins 3751
{3751} Prime
ὀσφύς
osphus
{os-foos'}
Of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), that is, the hip; internally (by extension) procreative power.
be 2077
{2077} Prime
ἔστο
esto
{es'-to}
Second person singular present imperative and third person of G1510; be thou; let them be.
z5749
<5749> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 23
girded about, 4024
{4024} Prime
περιζώννυμι
perizonnumi
{per-id-zone'-noo-mee}
From G4012 and G2224; to gird all around, that is, (middle or passive voice) to fasten on one's belt (literally or figuratively).
z5772
<5772> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 463
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
[your] lights 3088
{3088} Prime
λύχνος
luchnos
{lookh'-nos}
From the base of G3022; a portable lamp or other illuminator (literally or figuratively).
burning; 2545
{2545} Prime
καίω
kaio
{kah'-yo}
Apparently a primary verb; to set on fire, that is, kindle or (by implication) consume.
z5746
<5746> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 360
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 12:35-40

_ _ loins ... girded — to fasten up the long outer garment, always done before travel and work (2 Kings 4:29; Acts 12:8). The meaning is, Be in readiness.

_ _ lights, etc. — (See on Matthew 25:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 12:22-40.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 12:35

Let your loins be girt — An allusion to the long garments, worn by the eastern nations, which they girded or tucked up about their loins, when they journeyed or were employed in any labour: as also to the lights that servants used to carry at weddings, which were generally in the night.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 12:35

(11) Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;

(11) The life of the faithful servants of God in this world is certainly a diligent journey, having the light of the word going before the journey.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
your loins:

1 Kings 18:46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Isaiah 5:27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
Isaiah 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

your lights:

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Matthew 25:4-10 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. ... And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
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1K 18:46. Pv 31:17. Is 5:27; 11:5. Mt 5:16; 25:1, 4. Ep 6:14. Php 2:15. 1P 1:13.

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