New Living Translation
So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded.
King James Bible
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
Darby Bible Translation
So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;
World English Bible
so then let's not sleep, as the rest do, but let's watch and be sober.
Young's Literal Translation
so, then, we may not sleep as also the others, but watch and be sober,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:6 Awake, and keep awake - Being awakened, let us have all our spiritual senses about us.
"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
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God's anger, just like everyone else.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 5:10
Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever.
1 Peter 1:13
So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.
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