Matthew 24:42
New International Version
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

New Living Translation
“So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.

English Standard Version
Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore keep watch, for you do not know on what day your Lord comes.

King James Bible
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

New King James Version
Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

New American Standard Bible
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

NASB 1995
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

NASB 1977
“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

Amplified Bible
“So be alert [give strict attention, be cautious and active in faith], for you do not know which day [whether near or far] your Lord is coming.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.

American Standard Version
Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wake up therefore, for you do not know in what hour your Lord will come.

Contemporary English Version
So be on your guard! You don't know when your Lord will come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come.

English Revised Version
Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh.

Good News Translation
Watch out, then, because you do not know what day your Lord will come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Therefore, be alert, because you don't know on what day your Lord will return.

International Standard Version
"So keep on watching, because you don't know on what day your Lord is coming.

Literal Standard Version
Watch therefore, because you have not known in what hour your Lord comes;

NET Bible
"Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

New Heart English Bible
Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord comes.

Weymouth New Testament
Be on the alert therefore, for you do not know the day on which your Lord is coming.

World English Bible
Watch therefore, for you don't know in what hour your Lord comes.

Young's Literal Translation
'Watch ye therefore, because ye have not known in what hour your Lord doth come;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Readiness at Any Hour
41Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come. 43But understand this: If the homeowner had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.…

Cross References
Matthew 24:43
But understand this: If the homeowner had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.

Matthew 24:44
For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 25:10
But while they were on their way to buy it, the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

Matthew 25:13
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Mark 13:35
Therefore 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.

Mark 13:37
And what I say to you, I say to everyone: Keep watch!"

Luke 12:37
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds on watch when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve and will have them recline at the table, and he himself will come and wait on them.


Treasury of Scripture

Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

Watch.

Matthew 25:13
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 26:38-41
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me…

Mark 13:33-37
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is…

for.

Matthew 24:36,44
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only…

Mark 13:33
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.









Verses 42-51. - Practical exhortation drawn from the uncertainty of the last day: Watch. Verse 42. - Watch therefore. The end will be sudden, the final separation will be then completed; be ye therefore always prepared. Few exhortations are more frequently and impressively given than this of the duty and necessity of watchfulness. Of course, the Christian has to watch against many things - his own evil heart, temptation, the world, but most of all he must watch and be always looking for the coming of his Lord; for whether he be regarded as Redeemer, Deliverer, or Judge, he will come as a thief in the night. What hour. Very many good manuscripts and some late editors read "on what day." This is probably the genuine reading, "hour" being an alteration derived from ver. 44. What (ποίᾳ) means of what kind or quality - whether sudden, immediate, or remote.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

keep watch,
Γρηγορεῖτε (Grēgoreite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1127: (a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

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

[the] day
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

on which
ποίᾳ (poia)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4169: Of what sort. From the base of pou and hoios; individualizing interrogative what sort of, or which one.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Lord
κύριος (kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

will come.
ἔρχεται (erchetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.


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