so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
and said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not enter into temptation."
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.
His watchmen are blind, All of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;
So the captain approached him and said, "How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish."
"But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me."
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?
"It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.
"What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'"
And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?
"Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God I speak this to your shame.
For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you."
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.
Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,
But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
'Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.