Matthew 24:43
Good News Translation
If the owner of a house knew the time when the thief would come, you can be sure that he would stay awake and not let the thief break into his house.

Contemporary English Version
Homeowners never know when a thief is coming, and they are always on guard to keep one from breaking in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But this know ye, that, if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

New American Bible
Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But this know ye, that, if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

good-man.

Matthew 20:11 And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,

Proverbs 7:19 He took with him a bag of money: he will return home the day of the full moon.

had.

Luke 12:39 But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-6 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord shall so come as a thief in the night. . . .

2 Peter 3:10,11 But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up. . . .

would not.

Exodus 22:2,3 If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood. . . .

Context
Readiness at Any Hour
42Watch ye therefore, because you know not what hour your Lord will come. 43But this know ye, that, if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open. 44Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:2
If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.

Matthew 14:25
And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them walking upon the sea.

Matthew 24:42
Watch ye therefore, because you know not what hour your Lord will come.

Matthew 24:44
Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.

Matthew 25:10
Now whilst they went to buy the bridegroom came: and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage. And the door was shut.

Matthew 25:13
Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.

Mark 6:48
And seeing them labouring in rowing, (for the wind was against them,) and about the fourth watch of the night, he cometh to them walking upon the sea, and he would have passed by them.

Mark 13:35
Watch ye therefore (for you know not when the lord of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning):

Luke 12:38
And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Luke 12:39
But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.

Luke 21:36
Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come and to stand before the Son of man.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up.

Revelation 3:3
Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe and do penance: If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief: and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.

Revelation 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Additional Translations
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.

And know this, that if the master of the house had known in what time of night the thief comes, he would have watched and not have allowed his house to be broken into.

But know this, that if the manager of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be dug through [into].

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through.

But know this, that if the master of the house knew in what watch the thief would come, he would watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken up.

But of this be assured, that if the master of the house had known the hour at which the robber was coming, he would have kept awake, and not have allowed his house to be broken into.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

and this know, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief doth come, he had watched, and not suffered his house to be broken through;
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