Who then is the faithful, thoughtful, and wise servant, whom his master has put in charge of his household to give to the others the food and supplies at the proper time?
Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is that servant whom, when his master comes, he will find so doing.
I solemnly declare to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is delayed and is going to be gone a long time,
And begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunken,
The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour of which he is not aware,
And will punish him [ cut him up by scourging] and put him with the pretenders (hypocrites); there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.