New Living Translation
"So you, too, must keep watch! For you don't know what day your Lord is coming.
King James Bible
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Darby Bible Translation
Watch therefore, for ye know not in what hour your Lord comes.
World English Bible
Watch therefore, for you don't know in what hour your Lord comes.
Young's Literal Translation
'Watch ye therefore, because ye have not known in what hour your Lord doth come;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:42 Ye know not what hour your Lord cometh - Either to require your soul of you, or to avenge himself of this nation. Mark 13:33; Luke 12:35; 21:34.
LibraryOf Meditation Upon Death
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.
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.
You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.
"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.
You, too, must keep watch! For you don't know when the master of the household will return--in the evening, at midnight, before dawn, or at daybreak.
I say to you what I say to everyone: Watch for him!"
The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat!
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