Mark 13:33
New International Version
Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.

New Living Translation
And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!

English Standard Version
Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.

Berean Study Bible
Be on your guard and stay alert! For you do not know when the appointed time will come.

Berean Literal Bible
Take heed; watch; for you do not know when the time is.

New American Standard Bible
"Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.

King James Bible
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Christian Standard Bible
"Watch! Be alert! For you don't know when the time is coming.

Contemporary English Version
So watch out and be ready! You don't know when the time will come.

Good News Translation
Be on watch, be alert, for you do not know when the time will come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Watch! Be alert! For you don't know when the time is coming.

International Standard Version
Be careful! Watch out! Because you don't know when the time will come.

NET Bible
Watch out! Stay alert! For you do not know when the time will come.

New Heart English Bible
Watch, keep alert; for you do not know when the time is.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when that time is.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be careful! Watch! You don't know the exact time.

New American Standard 1977
“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time is.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time shall be.

King James 2000 Bible
Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

American King James Version
Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

American Standard Version
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is.

Darby Bible Translation
Take heed, watch and pray, for ye do not know when the time is:

English Revised Version
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Weymouth New Testament
Take care, be on the alert, and pray; for you do not know when it will happen.

World English Bible
Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don't know when the time is.

Young's Literal Translation
Take heed, watch and pray, for ye have not known when the time is;
Study Bible
Readiness at Any Hour
32But as for that day or hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on your guard and stay alert! For you do not know when the appointed time will come. 34It is like a man going on a journey who left his house, put each servant in charge of his own task, and instructed the doorkeeper to keep watch.…
Cross References
Luke 12:40
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect."

Luke 21:36
So keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."

Ephesians 6:18
Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.

Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful,

Treasury of Scripture

Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

Mark 13:23,35-37
But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things…

Mark 14:37,38
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? …

Matthew 24:42-44
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come…







Lexicon
Be on your guard
Βλέπετε (Blepete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 991: (primarily physical), I look, see, perceive, discern. A primary verb; to look at.

[and] stay alert!
ἀγρυπνεῖτε (agrypneite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 69: Ultimately from a and hupnos; to be sleepless, i.e. Keep awake.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

you do not know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

when
πότε (pote)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 4219: When, at what time. From the base of pou and te; interrogative adverb, at what time.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

appointed time
καιρός (kairos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

will come.
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.
(33) Take ye heed.--Note once more the characteristic iteration of the warning. It would almost seem, from the very different conclusions of the discourse in the three Gospels, as if they had been based up to this point on a common document which then stopped and left them to a greater divergency of memory or tradition. The omission of St. Matthew's reference to the history of Noah is, perhaps, characteristic of St. Mark's as a Gentile Gospel.

Verses 33-37. - These exhortations, which gather up in a succinct form the practical bearing of the parallel passages and parables in St. Matthew, must not be understood as implying that our Lord's coming in judgment would be during the lifetime of his disciples. The preceding words would teach them plainly enough that the actual time of this coming was hidden from the. m. But the intention was that, while by the certainty of the event their faith and hope would be quickened, by the uncertainty of the time they might be left in a continual state of watchfulness and prayer. According to the Jewish reckoning, there were only three watches - namely, the first watch, from sunset to 10 p.m.; the second watch, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; and the third watch, from 2 a.m. to sunrise. But after the establishment of the Roman power in Judaea, these watches were divided into four; and were either described as the first, second, third, and fourth respectively; or, as here, by the terms even, beginning at six and ending at nine; midnight, ending at twelve; cockcrowing, ending at three; and morning, ending at six.



13:28-37 We have the application of this prophetic sermon. As to the destruction of Jerusalem, expect it to come very shortly. As to the end of the world, do not inquire when it will come, for of that day and that hour knoweth no man. Christ, as God, could not be ignorant of anything; but the Divine wisdom which dwelt in our Saviour, communicated itself to his human soul according to the Divine pleasure. As to both, our duty is to watch and pray. Our Lord Jesus, when he ascended on high, left something for all his servants to do. We ought to be always upon our watch, in expectation of his return. This applies to Christ's coming to us at our death, as well as to the general judgment. We know not whether our Master will come in the days of youth, or middle age, or old age; but, as soon as we are born, we begin to die, and therefore we must expect death. Our great care must be, that, whenever our Lord comes, he may not find us secure, indulging in ease and sloth, mindless of our work and duty. He says to all, Watch, that you may be found in peace, without spot, and blameless.
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