New International Version
So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If the good man of the house had known - "As a master of a family who expected a thief at any time of the night, would take care to be awake, and ready to protect his house; so do ye, who know that the Son of man will come. Though the day and hour be uncertain, continue always in a state of watchfulness, that he may not come upon you unawares." Wakefield.
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'Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'--MATT. xxiv. 28. This grim parable has, of course, a strong Eastern colouring. It is best appreciated by dwellers in those lands. They tell us that no sooner is some sickly animal dead, or some piece of carrion thrown out by the way, than the vultures--for the eagle does not prey upon carrion--appear. There may not have been one visible a moment before in the hot blue sky, but, taught by scent or by sight that their banquet …
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For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
"But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
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