Matthew 24:46

ESV Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.
NIV It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.
NASB Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.
CSB Blessed is that servant whom the master finds doing his job when he comes.
NLT If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward.
KJV Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
NKJV Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.

What does Matthew 24:46 mean?

Jesus is presenting a brief parable to illustrate what it looks like to live in readiness for His return. He has described the owner of a large household who leaves a servant in charge of running things, including making sure that all the other servants are fed at the proper time (Matthew 24:45).

The question raised in the prior verse is about what the master of the house should expect from a good servant. The expected outcome, for the master, is to arrive unexpectedly only to find the servant doing his work well. Jesus says that servant will be "blessed." The following verses make clear that this blessing will take the form of increased responsibilities and rewards (Matthew 24:47).
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