New Living Translation
For you know quite well that the day of the Lord's return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.
King James Bible
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
Darby Bible Translation
for ye know perfectly well yourselves, that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief by night.
World English Bible
For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
Young's Literal Translation
for yourselves have known thoroughly that the day of the Lord as a thief in the night doth so come,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:2 For this in general ye do know; and ye can and need know no more.
"Misery stole me at my birth And cast me helpless on the wild." The words of this hymn express my condition from my first advent into the world. My mother had overworked before I was born; and, as a result, I suffered bodily affliction from infancy. I was scarely two years old when I began having spasms. My eyes would roll back in my head, I would froth at the mouth, the tendons of my jaws would draw, causing me to bite my cheeks until the blood ran from my mouth, and I would become unconscious. …
Mary Cole—Trials and Triumphs of Faith
Third Sunday after Epiphany
"Watch out! Don't let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don't let that day catch you unaware,
1 Corinthians 1:8
He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you aren't in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won't be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief.
2 Thessalonians 2:2
Don't be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don't believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.
Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don't wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.
"Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed."
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