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A. Good slave: 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise slave,

B . Master/set over/task: whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

A1. Good servant: 46 Blessed is that slave

B1. Master/task/set over: whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.

A. Wicked slave/ master is delayed: 48 But if that wicked slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’

B. Wickedness:

Wrong authority/violence: 49 and begins to beat his fellow slaves

Wrong association/partying: and eats and drinks with drunkards,

A1. Wicked slave/master will come: 50 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know

B1. Judgment:

Right authority/violence: 51 and will cut him in pieces

Right association/weeping: and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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