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16th day of Hatour

اليوم السادس عشر من شهر هاتور

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

112:6,7

١١٢ : ٦، ٧

*The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of any evil report: his horn shall be exalted with honour. Alleluia.

ذِكْرُ الصِّدِّيقِ يَكُونُ إلى الأبدِ. وَلا يَخْشَى مِنَ السَّمَاعِ الْخَبِيثِ. وَبِرُّهُ دَائِمٌ إلى أَبدِ الأبدِ. يَرْتَفِعُ قَرْنُهُ بِالْمَجْدِ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Mathew

الإنجيل من متى

24:42-47

٢٤ : ٤٢ − ٤٧

*Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come. But know this 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 open. 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. Glory be to God forever.

اسْهَرُوا إذَاً لأَنكُمْ لا تَعْلَمُونَ في أَيةِ سَاعَةٍ يَأتِي رَبكُمْ. وَاعْلَمُوا هَذَا: أنهُ لَوْ كَانَ رَبُّ الْبَيْتِ يَعْلَمُ في أَيةِ سَاعَةٍ يَأْتِي السَّارِقُ، لَسَهِرَ وَلَمْ يَدَعْ بَيْتَهُ يُنْهَبُ. لِذلِكَ كُونُوا أَنْتُمْ أيْضاً مُسْتَعِدِّينَ؛ لأنهُ في السَّاعَةِ التي لا تَعْرِفُونَها يَأْتِي ابْنُ الإنْسَانِ فِيهَا. فَمَنْ هُوَ يَا تُرَى الْعَبْدُ الأَمِينُ وَالْحَكِيمُ الَّذِي يُقِيمُهُ سَيِّدُهُ عَلَى عَبِيدِهِ لِيُعْطِيَهُمْ طَعَامَهُمْ في حِينِهِ؟ طُوبَى لِذلِكَ الْعَبْدِ الَّذِي إذَا جَاءَ سَيِّدُهُ يَجِدُهُ يَفْعَلُ هكَذَا، الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّهُ يُقِيمُهُ عَلَى جَمِيعِ أَمْوَالِهِ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

92:10,15

٩٢ : ١٠، ١٥

*But my horn shall be exalted as the horn of a unicorn; and mine old age with rich mercy. that the Lord my God is righteous, and there is no iniquity in him. Alleluia.

وَيَرْتَفِعُ قَرْنِي مِثْلَ وَحِيدِ القَرْنِ. وَشَيخُوخَتِي في دُهْنٍ دَسِمٍ. وَيَكُونُونَ بِمَا هُمْ مُسْتَريحونَ، يُخْبِرُونَ بِأنَّ الرَّبَّ إلهَنا مُسْتَقِيمٌ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

19:11-19

١٩ : ١١ − ١٩

*As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested. He said therefore: A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them: Trade till I come. But his citizens hated him: and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. And the first came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities. And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities. Glory be to God forever.

وَإذْ كَانُوا يَسْمَعُونَ هذَا عَادَ فَقَالَ مَثَلاً، لأنهُ كَانَ قَرِيباً مِنْ أُورُشَلِيمَ، وَكَانُوا يَظُنُّونَ أنَّ مَلَكُوتَ اللَّهِ عَتِيدٌ أنْ يَظْهَرَ في الْحَالِ. فَقَالَ: "كَانَ إنْسَانٌ شَرِيفُ الْجِنْسِ قَدْ ذَهَبَ إلى كُورَةٍ بَعِيدَةٍ لِيَأْخُذَ مُلْكاً لِنَفْسِهِ وَيَرْجِعَ. فَدَعَا عَشَرَةَ عَبِيدٍ لَهُ وَأَعْطَاهُمْ عَشَرَةَ أَمْنَاءٍ، قَائِلاً لَهُمْ: تَاجِرُوا في هذِهِ حَتَّى آتِيَ. وَأمَّا أَهْلُ مَدِينَتِهِ فَكَانُوا يُبْغِضُونَهُ، فَأَرْسَلُوا وَرَاءَهُ سَفَارَةً قَائِلِينَ: لا نُرِيدُ أنَّ هذَا يَمْلِكُ عَلَيْنَا. وَلَمَّا رَجَعَ بَعْدَمَا أَخَذَ الْمُلْكَ، قَالَ أنْ يُدْعَى إلَيْهِ الْعَبِيدُ الَّذِينَ أَعْطَاهُمُ الْفِضَّةَ، لِيَعْلَمَ بِمَا تَاجَرَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ. فَجَاءَ الأَوَّلُ قَائِلاً: يَا سَيِّدِي، مَنَاكَ رَبِحَ عَشَرَةَ أَمْنَاءٍ. فَقَالَ لَهُ: نِعِمَّا أيهَا الْعَبْدُ الصَّالِحُ، لأنكَ كُنْتَ أَمِينَاً في الْقَلِيلِ، فَلْيَكُنْ لَكَ سُلْطَانٌ عَلَى عَشْرِ مُدْنٍ. ثُمَّ جَاءَ الثَّانِي قَائِلاً: يَا سَيِّدِي، مَنَاكَ قَدْ رَبِحَ خَمْسَةَ أَمْنَاءٍ. فَقَالَ لِهذَا أيْضاً: وَكُنْ أَنتَ عَلَى خَمْسِ مُدْنٍ". وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.

The Pauline Epistle from Hebrews

البولس من عبرانيين

11:32-12:2

١١ : ٣٢ − ١٢ : ٢

*And what shall I yet say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, Barac, Samson, Jephthe, David, Samuel, and the prophets: Who by faith conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, put to flight the armies of foreigners: Women received their dead raised to life again. But others were racked, not accepting deliverance, that they might find a better resurrection. And others had trial of mockeries and stripes, moreover also of bands and prisons. They were stoned, they were cut asunder, they were tempted, they were put to death by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being in want, distressed, afflicted: Of whom the world was not worthy; wandering in deserts, in mountains, and in dens, and in caves of the earth. And all these being approved by the testimony of faith, received not the promise; God providing some better thing for us, that they should not be perfected without us. Exhortation to constancy under their crosses. The danger of abusing the graces of the New Testament. And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God. The grace of God the Father be with you all. Amen.

مَاذا أقُولُ أيْضاً؟ لأنهُ يُعْوِزُنِي الوَقْتُ إنْ أَخْبَرْتُ عَنْ جِدْعُونَ، وَبَارَاقَ، وَشَمْشُونَ، وَيَفْتَاحَ، وَدَاوُدَ، وَصَمُوئيلَ، وَالأنْبِيَاءِ الأُخَرِ، الَّذِينَ بِالإيمَانِ: قَهَرُوا مَمَالِكَ، عَمَلُوا البِرَّ، نَالوا الْمَوَاعِيدَ، سَدُّوا أفْوَاهَ أُسُودٍ، أَخْمَدُوا قُوَّةَ النَّارِ، نَجَوْا مِنْ حَدِّ السَّيفِ، تَقَوُّوا في الضَّعْفِ، صَارُوا أقْوياءَ في الْحَرْبِ، هَزَمُوا جُيُوشَ غُرَبَاءَ، أَخَذَتْ نِسَاءٌ أمْوَاتَهُنَّ مِنْ بَعدِ قِيَامَةٍ. وَآخَرُونَ ضُرِبُوا مِثْلَ الطُّبُولِ وَلَمْ يَقْبَلُوا إليهمْ النَّجَاةَ لِكَيْ يَنَالُوا القِيَامَةَ الفَاضِلَةَ. وَآخَرُونَ تَجَرَّبوا في هُزءٍ وَجَلْدٍ، ثُمَّ في قُيُودٍ أيْضاً وَحَبْسٍ. رُجِمُوا، نُشِرُوا بِالْمَنَاشِيرِ، جُرِّبوا، مَاتُوا قَتْلاً بالسَّيْفِ، طَافُوا في فِرَاءٍ وَجُلُودِ مِعْزَى، مُعْوَزينَ مُتَضَايقِينَ مُتألِّمِينَ، هَؤُلاءِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يَكُن العَالَمُ يَسْتَحقَّهُمْ. تَائِهينَ في الْبَرَارِي وَالْجِبَالِ وَالْمَغَايرِ وشُقُوقِ الأرْضِ. فَهَؤُلاءِ كُلُّهُمْ، شُهِدَ لَهُمْ مِنْ قِبَلِ الإيمَانِ، وَلَمْ يَنَالُوا الْمَوْعِدَ، لأنَّ اللَّهَ مُنْذُ الْبَدْءِ تَقدَّمَ فَنَظَرَ مِنْ أجْلِنَا أمْرَاً مُخْتَاراً، لِكَيْ لا يُكْمَلُوا بِدُوننَا. مِنْ أجْلِ هَذَا نَحْنُ أيْضاً الَّذِينَ لَنَا سَحَابَةُ شُهَداءٍ هَذَا مِقْدَارُهَا مُحِيطَةٌ بِنَا، فَلْنَطْرَحْ عنَّا كُلَّ تَكَبُّرٍ، وَالْخَطِيَّةُ القَائِمَةُ عَلينا جِدّاً، وبِالصَّبْرِ فَلْنَسْعَى في الْجِهَادِ الْمَوْضُوعِ لَنَا، وَنَنْظُرْ إلى رَئِيسِ الإيمَانِ ومُكَمِّلِهِ يَسُوعَ، هذَا الَّذِي عِوَضَ مَا كَانَ قُدَّامَهُ مِنَ الفَرَحِ صَبَرَ عَلَى الصَّلِيبِ وَاسْتَهَانَ بِالعَارِ، وَجَلَسَ عَنْ يَمِينِ عَرْشِ اللَّهِ. نعمةُ اللَّهِ الآبِ فَلْتَحِلَّ عَلَى أرواحِنا يا آبائي وإخْوَتي. آمين.

The Catholic Epistle from James

الكاثوليكون من يعقوب

5:9-20

٥ : ٩ − ٢٠

*Grudge not, brethren, one against another, that you may not be judged. Behold the judge standeth before the door. Take, my brethren, for an example of suffering evil, of labour and patience, the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we account them blessed who have endured. You have heard of the patience of Job, and you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is merciful and compassionate. But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath. But let your speech be, yea, yea: no, no: that you fall not under judgment. Is any of you sad? Let him pray. Is he cheerful in mind? Let him sing. Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man: and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man availeth much. Elias was a man passible like unto us: and with prayer he prayed that it might not rain upon the earth, and it rained not for three years and six months. And he prayed again: and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. My brethren, if any of you err from the truth, and one convert him: He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins. Do not love the world or the things in the world. The world passes away, and its desires; but he who does the will of God abides forever. Amen.

لا يَئِنَّ بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ يا إخْوَتي لِئَلاَّ تُدَانُوا. هُوَذا الدَّيَّانُ وَاقِفٌ عَلَى الأبْوَابِ. خُذُوا لَكُمْ يا إخْوَتي مِثَالَ احْتِمَالِ المَشَقَّاتِ وَطُولِ أناةِ الأنبِيَاءِ الَّذِينَ تَكَلَّمُوا بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ. هَا نَحْنُ نُطَوِّبُ الصَّابِرِينَ. قَدْ سَمِعْتُمْ بِصَبْرِ أيُّوبَ وَرَأَيْتُمْ عَاقِبَةَ الرَّبِّ. لأنَّ الرَّبَّ هُوَ عَظِيمُ الرَّأفَةِ جِدّاً وَهُوَ طَويلُ الأناةِ. وَقَبْلَ كُلِّ شَيءٍ يا إخْوَتي، لا تَحْلِفُوا لا بِالسَّمَاءِ وَلا بِالأرْضِ وَلا بِقَسَمٍ آخَرَ. وَلْيَكُنْ كَلامُكُمْ: نَعَمْ نَعَمْ، ولا لا، لِئَلاَّ تَكُونُوا تَحْتَ الْحُكْمِ. وإنْ كَانَ وَاحِدٌ مِنْكُمْ قَدْ نَالَهُ تَعَبٌ فَلْيُصَلِّ. وَالفَرِحُ القَلْبِ فَلْيُرَتِّلْ. وَإنْ كَانَ وَاحِدٌ مِنْكُمْ مَريضاً فَلْيَدْعُ قُسُوسَ الكَنِيسَةِ وَلْيُصَلُّوا عَليهِ ويَدْهَنُوهُ بِزَيْتٍ بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ، وَصَلاةُ الإيمَانِ تُخَلِّصُ الْمَرِيضَ، وَالرَّبُّ يُقِيمُهُ، وَإنْ كَانَ قَدْ عَمِلَ خَطَايَا تُغْفَرُ لَهُ. فَاِعْتَرِفُوا بِخَطَايَاكُمْ بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ، وَصَلُّوا بَعْضُكُمْ لأجْلِ بَعْضٍ، لِكيمَا تُشْفَوْا. وَصَلاةُ البَارِّ فِيها قُوَّةٌ عَظِيمَةٌ فَعَّالَةٌ. كَانَ إيلِيَّا إنْسَانَاً تَحْتَ الآلامِ مِثْلَنَا، وَصَلَّى صَلاةً كَيْ لا تُمْطِرَ السَّمَاءُ، فَلَمْ تُمْطِرْ عَلَى الأرْضِ ثَلاثَ سِنِينَ وَسِتَّةَ أشْهُرٍ. وَصَلَّى أيْضاً، فَأعْطَت السَّمَاءُ الْمَطَرَ، وَالأرْضُ أنْبَتَتْ ثَمَرَهَا. يا إخْوَتي، إذا ضَلَّ وَاحِدٌ مِنْكُمْ عَنْ سَبيلِ الْحَقِّ وَرَدَّهُ وَاحِدٌ، فَلْيَعْلَمْ أنَّ مَنْ يَرُدُّ الخَاطِئَ عَنْ طَرِيقِ ضَلالَتِهِ، فَإنَّهُ يُخَلِّصُ نَفْسَهُ مِنَ الْمَوْتِ، وَيَسْتُرُ خَطَايَا كَثِيرَةً. لا تُحِبُّوا العَالَمَ ولا الأشْيَاءَ التي في العَالَمِ، لأنَّ العَالَمَ يمْضِي وَشَهْوَتُهُ مَعَهُ، وأمَّا مَنْ يَعملُ مَشِيئَةَ اللهِ فإنه يَثْبُتُ إلى الأبدِ. آمين.

Praxis

الإبركسيس

18:24-19:6

١٨ : ٢٤ − ١٩ : ٦

*Now a certain Jew, named Apollo, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus, one mighty in the scriptures. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, spoke, and taught diligently the things that are of Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John. This man therefore began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Whom when Priscilla and Aquila had heard, they took him to them, and expounded to him the way of the Lord more diligently. And whereas he was desirous to go to Achaia, the brethren exhorting, wrote to the disciples to receive him. Who, when he was come, helped them much who had believed. For with much vigour he convinced the Jews openly, shewing by the scriptures, that Jesus is the Christ. Paul establishes the church at Ephesus. The tumult of the silversmiths. And it came to pass, while Apollo was at Corinth, that Paul having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples. And he said to them: Have you received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? But they said to him: We have not so much as heard whether there be a Holy Ghost. And he said: In what then were you baptized? Who said: In John's baptism. Then Paul said: John baptized the people with the baptism of penance, saying: That they should believe in him who was to come after him, that is to say, in Jesus. Having heard these things, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had imposed his hands on them, the Holy Ghost came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. The word of the Lord shall grow, multiply, be mighty, and be confirmed, in the holy Church of God. Amen.

وَكَانَ يُوجَدُ يَهُودِيٌّ اسْمُهُ أَبلُّوسُ، إسْكَنْدَرِيُّ الْجِنْسِ، رَجُلٌ فَصِيحٌ قَدُمَ إلى أَفَسُسَ مُقْتَدِرٌ في الْكُتُبِ. هذَا كَانَ تِلْمِيذاً لِطَرِيقِ الرَّبِّ. وَكَانَ وَهُوَ حَارٌّ بِالرُّوحِ يَتَكَلَّمُ وَيُعَلِّمُ بِتَدْقِيقٍ مَا يَخْتَصُّ بِيَسُوعَ. عَارِفَاً مَعْمُودِيَّةَ يُوحَنَّا فَقَطْ. وَابْتَدَأَ هذَا يُجَاهِرُ في الْمَجْمَعِ. فَلَمَّا سَمِعَاهُ بِرِيسْكِلاَّ وَأَكِيلاَّ قَبِلاهُ إلَيْهِمَا، وَعَلَّمَاهُ طَرِيقَ اللَّهِ بِأَكْثَرِ تَدْقِيقٍ. وَإذْ كَانَ يُرِيدُ أنْ يَنْطَلِقَ إلى أَخَائِيَةَ، حَضُّوا الإخْوَةَ وَكَتَبُوا لِلتَّلامِيذِ أنْ يَقْبَلُوهُ. فَلَمَّا جَاءَ هذَا، نَفَعَ الْمُؤمِنِينَ كَثِيرَاً بِالنِّعْمَةِ؛ لأنهُ كَانَ يُفْحِمُ الْيَهُودَ بِاشْتِدَادٍ جَهْرَاً، مُبَيِّناً لَهُمْ مِنَ الْكُتُبِ أنَّ الْمَسِيحَ هُوَ يَسُوعُ. فَحَدَثَ إذْ كَانَ أَبلُّوسُ في كُورِنْثُوسَ، أَنَّ بُولُسَ بَعْدَ مَا اجْتَازَ في النَّوَاحِي الْعَالِيَةِ لِكَيْ يَأتِيَ إلَى أَفَسُسَ، وَجَدَ تَلامِيذَ، فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "هَلْ قَبِلْتُمُ الرُّوحَ الْقُدُسَ لَمَّا آمَنْتُمْ؟". قَالُوا لَهُ: "وَلا سَمِعْنَا أنهُ يُوجَدُ رُوحٌ قُدُسٌ". فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: "فَبِمَاذَا اعْتَمَدْتُمْ؟". فَقَالُوا: "بِمَعْمُودِيَّةِ يُوحَنَّا". فَقَالَ بُولُسُ: "إنَّ يُوحَنَّا عَمَّدَ الشَّعْبَ بِمَاءِ التَّوْبَةِ، قَائِلاً أنْ يُؤْمِنُوا بِالَّذِي يَأْتِي بَعْدَهُ، أَيْ بِيَسُوعَ". فَلَمَّا سَمِعُوا اعْتَمَدُوا بِاسْمِ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ. وَلَمَّا وَضَعَ بُولُسُ يَدَهُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَلَّ الرُّوحُ الْقُدُسُ عَلَيْهِمْ، فَطَفِقُوا يَنْطِقُونَ بِأَلْسِنَةٍ وَيَتَنَبَّأُونَ. لَمْ تَزَلْ كَلِمَةُ الرَّبِّ تَنْمُو وتَكْثُرُ وتَعْتَزُّ وتَثْبُتُ، في بِيعَةِ اللَّهِ الْمُقَدَّسَةِ. آمين.

A psalm of David

مزمور لداود

92:12,13

٩٢ : ١٢، ١٣

*The righteous shall flourish as a palm-tree: he shall be increased as the cedar in Libanus. They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. Alleluia.

الصِّدِّيقُ كَالنَّخْلَةِ يُزْهِرُ، وَكَمِثْلِ أَرْزِ لُبْنَانَ يَنْمُو. مَغْرُوسِينَ في بَيْتِ الرَّبِّ، وفي دِيَارِ بَيْتِ إلهِنَا زَاهِرِينَ. هَلِّلُويَا.

The Gospel according to Saint Luke

الإنجيل من لوقا

12:32-44

١٢ : ٣٢ − ٤٤

*Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom. Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands. And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh, shall find watching. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and passing will minister unto them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not, the Son of man will come. And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us, or likewise to all? And the Lord said: Who (thinkest thou) is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing. Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that he possesseth. Glory be to God forever.

لاَ تَخَفْ، أَيهَا الْقَطِيعُ الصَّغِيرُ، فَإنَّ أَباكُمْ قَدْ سُرَّ أَنْ يُعْطِيَكُمُ الْمَلَكُوتَ. بِيعُوا أَمْتعَتَكُمْ وَأَعْطُوا صَدَقَةً. وَاصْنَعُوا لَكُمْ أَكْيَاساً لا تَبْلَى، كَنْزاً في السَّمَوَاتِ لا يَفْنَى، حَيْثُ لا يَدْنو مِنْهُ سَارِقٌ وَلاَ يُفْسِدُهُ سُوسٌ؛ لأَنهُ حَيْثُ كَنْزُكُمْ، هُنَاكَ يَكُونُ قَلْبُكُمْ أيْضَاً. لِتَكُنْ أَحْقَاؤُكُمْ مُمَنْطَقَةً وَمَصَابِيحُكُمْ مُوقَدَةً، وَأَنْتُمْ أيْضاً تُشْبِهُونَ أُنَاسَاً يَنْتَظِرُونَ سَيِّدَهُمْ مَتَى يَرْجِعُ مِنَ الْعُرْسِ، حَتَّى إذَا جَاءَ وَقَرَعَ يَفْتَحُونَ لَهُ لِلْوَقْتِ. طُوبَى لأُولَئِكَ الْعَبِيدِ الَّذِينَ إذَا جَاءَ سَيِّدُهُمْ يَجِدُهُمْ سَاهِرِينَ. الْحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّهُ يَتَمَنْطَقُ وَيُتْكِئُهُمْ، وَيَقُومُ فَيَخْدِمُهُمْ. وَإذَا جَاءَ في الْهَزِيعِ الثَّانِي أَوْ جَاءَ في الْهَزِيعِ الثَّالِثِ وَوَجَدَهُمْ يَصْنَعُونَ هكَذَا، فَطُوبَى لأُولَئِكَ الْعَبِيدِ. وَهذَا اعْلَمُوهُ: أَنهُ لَوْ كَانَ رَبُّ الْبَيْتِ يَعْلَمُ في أَيةِ سَاعَةٍ يَأْتِي السَّارِقُ لَكَانَ يَسْهَرُ، وَلَمْ يَدَعْ بَيْتَهُ يُنْقَبُ. فَكُونُوا أَنْتُمْ أيْضاً مُسْتَعِدِّينَ، فَإنَّهُ في سَاعَةٍ لاَ تَعْرفُونَها يَأْتِي ابْنُ الإنْسَانِ. فَقَالَ بُطْرُسُ: يَارَبُّ، أَلَنَا قُلْتَ هذَا الْمَثَلَ أَمْ قُلْتَهُ لِلجَمِيعِ؟ فَقَالَ الرَّبُّ: مَنْ هُوَ تُرَى الْوَكِيلُ الأَمِينُ الْحَكِيمُ الَّذِي يُقِيمُهُ سَيِّدُهُ عَلَى عَبِيدِهِ لِيُعْطِيَهُمْ طَعَامَهُمْ في حِينِهِ؟ طُوبَى لِذلِكَ الْعَبْدِ الَّذِي إذَا جَاءَ سَيِّدُهُ يَجِدُهُ يَفْعَلُ هكَذَا، حَقَّاً أَقُولُ لَكُمْ: إنَّهُ يُقِيمُهُ عَلَى جَمِيعِ أَمْوَالِهِ. وَالْمَجْدُ لِلَّهِ دَائِماً.