Mark 13:36
New International Version
If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.

New Living Translation
Don’t let him find you sleeping when he arrives without warning.

English Standard Version
lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.

Berean Study Bible
Otherwise, he may arrive without notice and find you sleeping.

Berean Literal Bible
lest having come suddenly, he should find you sleeping.

King James Bible
Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

New King James Version
lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

New American Standard Bible
so that he does not come suddenly and find you asleep.

NASB 1995
in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.

NASB 1977
lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.

Amplified Bible
[stay alert,] in case he should come suddenly and unexpectedly and find you asleep and unprepared.

Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, when he comes suddenly he might find you sleeping.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, he might come suddenly and find you sleeping.

American Standard Version
lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Lest suddenly he come and find you sleeping.”

Contemporary English Version
But if he comes suddenly, don't let him find you asleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest coming on a sudden, he find you sleeping.

English Revised Version
lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Good News Translation
If he comes suddenly, he must not find you asleep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Make sure he doesn't come suddenly and find you asleep.

International Standard Version
Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.

Literal Standard Version
lest, having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping;

NET Bible
or else he might find you asleep when he returns suddenly.

New Heart English Bible
lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.

Weymouth New Testament
Beware lest He should arrive unexpectedly and find you asleep.

World English Bible
lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.

Young's Literal Translation
lest, having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Readiness at Any Hour
35Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return—whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning. 36Otherwise, he may arrive without notice and find you sleeping. 37And what I say to you, I say to everyone: Keep watch!”…

Cross References
Luke 21:34
But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life--and that day will spring upon you suddenly like a snare.

Romans 13:11
And do this, understanding the occasion. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.


Treasury of Scripture

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

he find.

Mark 14:37,40
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? …

Proverbs 6:9-11
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? …

Proverbs 24:33,34
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: …









(36) Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.--As before we traced a kind of echo of the parable of the Talents, so here we recognise something like a fragmentary reminiscence of that of the Wise and Foolish Virgins.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Otherwise,
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

he may arrive
ἐλθὼν (elthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

without notice
ἐξαίφνης (exaiphnēs)
Adverb
Strong's 1810: Suddenly, unexpectedly. From ek and the base of aiphnidios; of a sudden.

[and] find
εὕρῃ (heurē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

sleeping.
καθεύδοντας (katheudontas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2518: To sleep, be sleeping. From kata and heudo; to lie down to rest, i.e. to fall asleep.


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