But the end of all things is near. Be serious and collected, therefore, and pray.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, and with perfect calmness fix your hopes on the mercy that you are to experience when Jesus Christ is revealed.
But you must be vigilant and always pray that you may succeed in escaping all this that is going to happen, and in standing in the presence of the Son of Man."
But he who holds out to the end will be saved.
Then he said to them, "My heart is almost breaking. You must stay here and keep watch with me."
You must look out and be on the alert, for you do not know when it will be time;
When he went back he found them asleep and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Were you not able to watch for one hour?
But take care that your hearts are not loaded down with self-indulgence and drunkenness and worldly cares, and that day takes you by surprise, like a trap.
And he said to them, "Why are you asleep? Get up, and pray that you may not be subjected to trial!"
All this especially, because you know this critical time and that it is time for you to wake from your sleep, for our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.
But this I do say, brothers. The appointed time has grown very short. From this time on those who have wives should live as though they had none,
After that will come the end, when he will turn over the kingdom to God his Father, bringing to an end all other government, authority, and power,
Use every kind of prayer and entreaty, and at every opportunity pray in the Spirit. Be on the alert about it; devote yourselves constantly to prayer for all God's people
Let all men see your forbearing spirit. The Lord is coming soon.
So we must not sleep like other men, but we must be vigilant and composed.
But you must always be composed; do not shrink from hardship; do your work as a missionary, and your whole duty as a minister.
training us to renounce godless ways and worldly passions, and live serious, upright, and godly lives in this world,
Let us not neglect meeting together as some do, but let us encourage one another, all the more as you can see that the great Day is coming nearer.
You must have patience too; you must keep up your courage, for the coming of the Lord is close at hand.
You married men also must be considerate in living with your wives. You must show deference to women as the weaker sex, sharing the gift of life with you, so that there may be nothing to interfere with your prayers.
Be calm and watchful. Your opponent the devil is prowling about like a roaring lion, wanting to devour you.
The Lord is not slow about his promise, in the sense that some men think; he is really showing his patience with you, because he does not want any to perish, but wishes all men to be brought to repentance.
Children, it is the last hour. You have heard that Antichrist is coming, and many Antichrists have indeed appeared. So we may be sure that it is the last hour.