But the end of all things is now close at hand: therefore be sober-minded and temperate, so that you may give yourselves to prayer.
Therefore gird up your minds and fix your hopes calmly and unfalteringly upon the boon that is soon to be yours, at the re-appearing of Jesus Christ.
But beware of slumbering; and every moment pray that you may be fully strengthened to escape from all these coming evils, and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."
but those who stand firm to the End shall be saved.
and He said to them, "My soul is crushed with anguish to the very point of death; wait here, and keep awake with me."
Take care, be on the alert, and pray; for you do not know when it will happen.
Then He came and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Had you not strength to keep awake a single hour?
"But take heed to yourselves, lest your souls be weighed down with self-indulgence and drunkenness or the anxieties of this life, and that day come upon you, suddenly, like a falling trap;
"Why are you sleeping?" He said; "stand up; and pray that you may not come into temptation."
Carry out these injunctions because you know the critical period at which we are living, and that it is now high time, to rouse yourselves from sleep; for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first became believers.
Yet of this I warn you, brethren: the time has been shortened--so that henceforth those who have wives should be as though they had none,
Later on, comes the End, when He is to surrender the Kingship to God, the Father, when He shall have overthrown all other government and all other authority and power.
Pray with unceasing prayer and entreaty on every fitting occasion in the Spirit, and be always on the alert to seize opportunities for doing so, with unwearied persistence and entreaty on behalf of all God's people,
Let your forbearing spirit be known to every one--the Lord is near.
Be earnest and unwearied in prayer, being on the alert in it and in your giving of thanks.
So then let us not sleep, like the rest of the world, but let us keep awake and be sober.
But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.
training us to renounce ungodliness and all the pleasures of this world, and to live sober, upright, and pious lives at the present time,
not neglecting--as some habitually do--to meet together, but encouraging one another, and doing this all the more since you can see the day of Christ approaching.
So you also must be patient: keeping up your courage; for the Coming of the Lord is now close at hand.
Married men, in the same way, live with your wives with a clear recognition of the fact that they are weaker than you. Yet, since you are heirs with them of God's free gift of Life, treat them with honour; so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Curb every passion, and be on the alert. Your great accuser, the Devil, is going about like a roaring lion to see whom he can devour.
The Lord is not slow in fulfilling His promise, in the sense in which some men speak of slowness. But He bears patiently with you, His desire being that no one should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Dear children, the last hour has come; and as you once heard that there was to be an anti-Christ, so even now many anti-Christs have appeared. By this we may know that the last hour has come.