Matthew 25:13
New International Version
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

New Living Translation
“So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.

English Standard Version
Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore watch, for you do not know the day, nor the hour.

King James Bible
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

New King James Version
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

New American Standard Bible
Be on the alert then, because you do not know the day nor the hour.

NASB 1995
“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

NASB 1977
“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

Amplified Bible
Therefore, be on the alert [be prepared and ready], for you do not know the day nor the hour [when the Son of Man will come].

Christian Standard Bible
“Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.

American Standard Version
Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wake up therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

Contemporary English Version
So, my disciples, always be ready! You don't know the day or the time when all this will happen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.

English Revised Version
Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

Good News Translation
And Jesus concluded, "Watch out, then, because you do not know the day or the hour.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So stay awake, because you don't know the day or the hour.

International Standard Version
So keep on watching, because you don't know the day or the hour."

Literal Standard Version
Watch therefore, for you have not known the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man comes.

NET Bible
Therefore stay alert, because you do not know the day or the hour.

New Heart English Bible
Watch therefore, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

Weymouth New Testament
"Keep awake therefore; for you know neither the day nor the hour.

World English Bible
Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

Young's Literal Translation
'Watch therefore, for ye have not known the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man doth come.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
12But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ 13Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. 14For it is just like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted them with his possessions.…

Cross References
Matthew 24:42
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.

Matthew 24:43
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.

Matthew 24:44
For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 25:12
But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I do not know you.'


Treasury of Scripture

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.

Matthew 24:42-44
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come…

Mark 13:33-37
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is…

Luke 21:36
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.









Verse 13. - Watch therefore. This is the lesson which the Lord draws from the parable, as elsewhere he gives the same warning, e.g. Luke 12:35, repeated by the apostle (1 Thessalonians 5:2, 6). Ye know neither the day nor the hour [wherein the Son of man cometh]. The words in brackets are omitted by the earlier uncials, the Vulgate, Syriac, etc., and are to be regarded as an exegetical interpolation (comp. Matthew 24:42). Tertullian well says, "Ut pendula expectatione solicitude fidei probetur, semper diem observans, dum semper ignorat, quotidie timens quod quotidie sperat" ('De Anima,' 33). It remains to observe that, mystically, Christ is the Bridegroom, who celebrates his nuptials with his bride the Church, and comes to conduct her to heaven; those who are ready will accompany him and enter into the joy of their Lord; those who have not made their calling sure will be shut out.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

keep watch,
Γρηγορεῖτε (Grēgoreite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1127: (a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

you do not know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

day
ἡμέραν (hēmeran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

[or]
οὐδὲ (oude)
Conjunction
Strong's 3761: Neither, nor, not even, and not. From ou and de; not however, i.e. Neither, nor, not even.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hour.
ὥραν (hōran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.


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