Be dressed and ready all the time, keep your lamps burning
Like men waiting for their master from the feast returning
So that when he comes you will open up the door
It will be good for such servants, yes forevermore.
For them the master will dress himself to serve
And will treat them kindly just as they deserve
When the master comes, in those servants he'll delight
Though he may have come in the middle of the night.
If you own a house and know when a thief will come
You'd surely be prepared or else you would be dumb.
You also must be ready. Yes, even all the time.
Or the Son of Man may come just when you commit a crime