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Matthew 24:42 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Watch therefore, for ye know not in what hour your Lord comes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Be watching, therefore, for ye know not, on what manner of day, your Lord is coming.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Watch ye therefore, because ye have not known in what hour your Lord doth come;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Watch ye therefore, because you know not what hour your Lord will come.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Watch therfore, for ye know not what houre your Lord doth come.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Be wakeful therefore, because ye know not in what hour cometh your Lord.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Watch, therefore, since ye know not at what hour your Lord cometh.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Watch 1127
{1127} Prime
From G1453; to keep awake, that is, watch (literally or figuratively).
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
therefore: 3767
{3767} Prime
Apparently a primary word; (adverbially) certainly, or (conjugationally) accordingly.
for 3754
{3754} Prime
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
ye know 1492
{1492} Prime
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
not 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
what 4169
{4169} Prime
From the base of G4226 and G3634; individualizing interrogitive (of character) what sort of, or (of number) which one.
hour 5610
{5610} Prime
Apparently a primary word; an 'hour' (literally or figuratively).
your 5216
{5216} Prime
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
Lord 2962
{2962} Prime
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
doth come. 2064
{2064} Prime
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 24:1-51.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 24:32-51.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 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; Luke 21:34.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 24:42

(11) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

(11) An example of the horrible carelessness of men in those things in which they ought to be most careful.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Matthew 26:38-41 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. ... Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.
Mark 13:33-37 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. ... And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Luke 12:35-40 Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning; ... Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
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.
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Revelation 3:2-3 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. ... Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon 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.


Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
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Mt 24:36, 44; 25:13; 26:38. Mk 13:33. Lk 12:35; 21:36. Ro 13:11. 1Co 16:13. 1Th 5:6. 1P 4:7; 5:8. Rv 3:2; 16:15.

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