Matthew 24:44
New International Version
So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

New Living Translation
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.

English Standard Version
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Berean Study Bible
For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.

Berean Literal Bible
Because of this, you also be ready, for the Son of Man comes in that hour you do not expect.

King James Bible
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

New King James Version
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason you must be ready as well; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

NASB 1995
“For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

NASB 1977
“For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

Amplified Bible
Therefore, you [who follow Me] must also be ready; because the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Christian Standard Bible
This is why you are also to be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

American Standard Version
Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, be also ready, because at the hour in which you are not expecting, The Son of Man will come.

Contemporary English Version
Always be ready! You don't know when the Son of Man will come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.

English Revised Version
Therefore be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Good News Translation
So then, you also must always be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, you, too, must be ready because the Son of Man will return when you least expect him.

International Standard Version
So you, too, must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you are not expecting him."

Literal Standard Version
because of this also you, become ready, because in what hour you do not think, the Son of Man comes.

NET Bible
Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore you also must be ready; for it is at a time when you do not expect Him that the Son of Man will come.

World English Bible
Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come.

Young's Literal Translation
because of this also ye, become ye ready, because in what hour ye do not think, the Son of Man doth come.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Readiness at Any Hour
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. 44For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect. 45Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household, to give the others their food at the proper time?…

Cross References
Matthew 24:27
For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:42
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.

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 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.

Luke 12:39
But understand this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.

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."


Treasury of Scripture

Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.

Matthew 25:10,13
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut…

Luke 12:40
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Philippians 4:5
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.









(44) In such an hour as ye think not.--The words are important as showing that even the signs which were to be as the budding of the fig-tree at the approach of summer were intended only to rouse the faithful to watchfulness, not to enable men to fix the times and the seasons which the Father hath set in His own power. The apparent destiny of failure which has attended on all attempts to go beyond this in the interpretation of the apocalyptic eschatology of Scripture might have been avoided had men been more careful to restrain here also their efforts after knowledge "within the limits of the knowable."

Verse 44. - Therefore. Regarding the solemn example just given, taking it as applicable to spiritual things. The warning is of general obligation, and may be used by each individual Christian for his own benefit; for there is a sense in which the day of death is the coming of Christ, and as death leaves us so, as far as we know, judgment will find us.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For this reason,
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

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

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

must be
γίνεσθε (ginesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

ready,
ἕτοιμοι (hetoimoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2092: Ready, prepared. From an old noun heteos; adjusted, i.e. Ready.

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

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

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

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

at
(hē)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

an hour [when]
ὥρᾳ (hōra)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

you do not expect [Him].
δοκεῖτε (dokeite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1380: A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem.


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