Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

Let us not

Matthew 13:25
but while his workers were asleep his enemy came and scattered weed seeds throughout his wheat field and then left.
Matthew 25:5
Now when the [bride and] groom were late [in arriving], the bridesmaids all got drowsy and fell asleep.
Mark 14:37
And when He came back and found His disciples sleeping He said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not stay alert [in prayer] for one hour?
Luke 22:46
So, He said to them, "Why were you sleeping? Get up and pray so you do not give in [to the devil] under trials."
Romans 13:11
Now this [is another reason for observing the law of love]: You should know that it is about time to wake up out of your [spiritual] sleep, because [the day of our final] salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed [in Christ].
1 Corinthians 15:34
Come to your senses; do what is right and stop sinning. Some of you do not know God [i.e., in a personal way]. I am saying this to make you ashamed.
Ephesians 5:14
So, it says, "You who are asleep, wake up and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you [i.e., illuminate you]." [Note: The foregoing words may have been an early saying, used at someone's immersion, which included the ideas of "rising up" (See Col. 2:12) and "illumination" (See Heb. 6:4)].

Watch

Matthew 24:42
Therefore be alert, for you do not know on what day the Lord will come.
Matthew 25:13
Therefore, you should be watchful, for you do not know the day or hour [i.e., when the Son of man will return].
Matthew 26:38
Then He said to them, "My soul is extremely grieved, even to [the point where I could] die. Stay here and be alert with me [i.e., in prayer]."
Mark 13:34
It is like a man who left his house on a trip to another country. [Before leaving] he put his servants in charge of his affairs, giving each one a [particular] job to do, then he ordered the gatekeeper to stay alert [i.e., while he was gone].
Mark 14:38
Be alert and pray, so that you do not give in to temptation. The spirit of a person is truly willing [i.e., to do a certain thing], but his physical nature is [often] too weak [to carry it out]."
Luke 12:37
Those slaves whom their master finds being watchful when he returns are [certainly] blessed. Truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt [i.e., get things ready] and have them recline [at his dinner table] and will come and serve them.
Luke 21:36
But you should be alert at all times, offering earnest prayers, so that you will be strong enough to escape all these things that will happen, and to appear [acceptable] in front of the Son of man [on that day]."
Luke 22:46
So, He said to them, "Why were you sleeping? Get up and pray so you do not give in [to the devil] under trials."
Acts 20:31
So, be very watchful, and remember that for three years I never stopped warning every one of you [about such matters] both night and day with tears [in my eyes].
1 Corinthians 16:13
You people should be alert; stand firm in the faith; act like [godly] men; be [spiritually] strong.
Ephesians 6:18
[Then] offer all kinds of prayers and requests in [harmony with] the Holy Spirit at all times, and be alert constantly in making requests for all the saints [i.e., God's holy people].
Colossians 4:2
Continue to pray regularly; stay alert and be thankful.
2 Timothy 4:5
But you should be sober-minded about everything, [willing to] endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of everything [as far as your lives are concerned] is near, so be sensible, and sober [so as to be] prayerful.
Revelation 3:2
Wake up, and strengthen what remains [i.e., those few in the church who were trying to stay faithful], who are about to die. For I have not found [any] of your deeds to be complete before my God.
Revelation 16:15
[Note: At this point the Lord's voice breaks into John's vision]. ("Look, I am coming like a thief. That person is happy who stays alert and is dressed [properly], so he does not appear naked and have to be shamefully exposed").

General references

Matthew 25:13
Therefore, you should be watchful, for you do not know the day or hour [i.e., when the Son of man will return].
Mark 13:33
"You should pay attention; be alert and pray, for you do not know when the time will come [i.e., for the Lord to return].
Luke 12:40
So, you also should be ready, for the Son of man will return at a time when you least expect Him."