New American Standard Bible
"Therefore, be on the alert-- for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--
King James Bible
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
Darby Bible Translation
Watch therefore, for ye do not know when the master of the house comes: evening, or midnight, or cock-crow, or morning;
World English Bible
Watch therefore, for you don't know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;
Young's Literal Translation
watch ye, therefore, for ye have not known when the lord of the house doth come, at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at the morning;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Watch ye - Be diligent, faithful, and waiting for the return of your Lord, who will come at an unexpected hour.
Master of the house - Denoting here the Lord Jesus.
At even, or at midnight, or ... - This refers to the four divisions into which the Jews divided the night.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Mark xiii. 32, "But of that Day or that Hour Knoweth no One, not Even the Angels in Heaven, Neither
1. The advice, Brethren, which ye have just heard Scripture give, when it tells us to watch for the last day, every one should think of as concerning his own last day; lest haply when ye judge or think the last day of the world to be far distant, ye slumber with respect to your own last day. Ye have heard what Jesus said concerning the last day of this world, "That neither the Angels of heaven, nor the Son knew it, but the Father."  Where indeed there is a great difficulty, lest understanding …
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And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.
"What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'"
And Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you, that this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times."
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