1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.…
If we travel by river steamer we are admonished by an inscription just below the steersman's platform "not to speak to the man at the wheel." A momentary distraction from attention to his duties might, in some circumstances, involve a deviation from the vessel's course full of danger to all on board. Like vigilance is needful in spiritual things. The soul must "look right on," undistracted by the vain conversation of a babbling world, if she would steer her course well for eternity, and avoid making shipwreck of her faith.
Parallel VersesKJV: Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.