New Living Translation
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.
King James Bible
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore ye also, be ye ready, for in that hour that ye think not the Son of man comes.
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.
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Very quickly will there be an end of thee here; take heed therefore how it will be with thee in another world. To-day man is, and to-morrow he will be seen no more. And being removed out of sight, quickly also he is out of mind. O the dulness and hardness of man's heart, which thinketh only of the present, and looketh not forward to the future. Thou oughtest in every deed and thought so to order thyself, as if thou wert to die this day. If thou hadst a good conscience thou wouldst not greatly …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold.
The Second Coming of Christ.
For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.
"So you, too, must keep watch! For you don't know what day your Lord is coming.
Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into.
"But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.
"So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.
"Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would not permit his house to be broken into.
Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man."
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