Watch ye therefore, because you know not what hour your Lord will come.
But this know ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken into.
Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.
Who, thinkest thou, is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath appointed over his family, to give them meat in season.
Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come he shall find so doing.
Amen I say to you, he shall place him over all his goods.
But if that evil servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming:
And shall begin to strike his fellow servants, and shall eat and drink with drunkards:
The lord of that servant shall come in a day that he hopeth not, and at an hour that he knoweth not:
And shall separate him, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.