Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Take care, keep watch with prayer: for you are not certain when the time will be.

New American Standard Bible

“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.

King James Version

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Holman Bible

Watch! Be alert! For you don’t know when the time is coming.

International Standard Version

Be careful! Watch out! Because you don't know when the time will come.

A Conservative Version

Watch ye! Be alert and pray, for ye know not when the time is,

American Standard Version

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Amplified

“Be on guard and stay constantly alert [and pray]; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.

An Understandable Version

"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].

Anderson New Testament

Take heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

Common New Testament

Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come.

Daniel Mace New Testament

be circumspect, be vigilant, and devout: because you are uncertain when that time will be.

Darby Translation

Take heed, watch and pray, for ye do not know when the time is:

Godbey New Testament

Beware, watch; for you know not when the time is.

Goodspeed New Testament

You must look out and be on the alert, for you do not know when it will be time;

John Wesley New Testament

Take heed; watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Julia Smith Translation

See, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

King James 2000

Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Watch out! Be alert, because you do not know when the time is!

Modern King James verseion

Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Take heed: watch, and pray, for ye know not when the time is:

Moffatt New Testament

Take care, keep awake and pray; you never know the time.

Montgomery New Testament

nor the Son, but only the Father.

NET Bible

Watch out! Stay alert! For you do not know when the time will come.

New Heart English Bible

Watch, keep alert; for you do not know when the time is.

Noyes New Testament

Take heed, watch; for ye know not when the time is.

Sawyer New Testament

Observe, watch, for you know not when the time is.

The Emphasized Bible

Be taking heed, be watching, for ye know not, when, the season is: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Take ye heed, watch, and pray; for ye know not when the time is.

Twentieth Century New Testament

See that you are on the watch; for you do not know when the time will be.

Webster

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Weymouth New Testament

Take care, be on the alert, and pray; for you do not know when it will happen.

Williams New Testament

Keep looking, keep alert, for you do not know when the time will be.

World English Bible

Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don't know when the time is.

Worrell New Testament

Take heed, watch [and pray]; for ye know not when the time is.

Worsley New Testament

Take heed therefore, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is:

Youngs Literal Translation

Take heed, watch and pray, for ye have not known when the time is;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Take ye heed
βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

G69
ἀγρυπνέω 
Agrupneo 
Usage: 2

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ye know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

πότε 
Pote 
Usage: 7

the time
καιρός 
Kairos 
Usage: 63

References

Context Readings

The Unknown Day And Hour

32 But of that day or that hour no one has knowledge, not even the angels in heaven, or the Son, but the Father. 33 Take care, keep watch with prayer: for you are not certain when the time will be. 34 It is as when a man who is in another country for a time, having gone away from his house, and given authority to his servants and to everyone his work, gives the porter an order to keep watch.


Cross References

Ephesians 6:18

With prayers and deep desires, making requests at all times in the Spirit, and keeping watch, with strong purpose, in prayer for all the saints,

Matthew 24:42-44

Be watching, then! for you have no knowledge on what day your Lord will come.

Matthew 25:13

Keep watch, then, because you are not certain of the day or of the hour.

Matthew 26:40-41

And he comes to the disciples, and sees that they are sleeping, and says to Peter, What, were you not able to keep watch with me one hour?

Mark 13:23

But take care; see, I have made all things clear to you before the time.

Mark 13:35-37

So you are to keep watch: because you are not certain when the master of the house is coming, in the evening, or in the middle of the night, or at the cock's cry, or in the morning;

Mark 14:37-38

And he came, and saw them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? were you not able to keep watch one hour?

Luke 12:40

So be ready: for the Son of man is coming at a time when you are not looking for him.

Luke 21:34-36

But give attention to yourselves, for fear that your hearts become over-full of the pleasures of food and wine, and the cares of this life, and that day may come on you suddenly, and take you as in a net:

Romans 13:11-12

See then that the time has come for you to be awake from sleep: for now is your salvation nearer than when you first had faith.

Romans 13:14

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not give thought to the flesh to do its desires.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Be on the watch, unmoved in the faith, and be strong like men.

1 Thessalonians 5:5-8

For you are all sons of light and of the day: we are not of the night or of the dark.

Hebrews 12:15

Looking with care to see that no man among you in his behaviour comes short of the grace of God; for fear that some bitter root may come up to be a trouble to you, and that some of you may be made unclean by it;

1 Peter 4:7

But the end of all things is near: so be serious in your behaviour and keep on the watch with prayer;

1 Peter 5:8

Be serious and keep watch; the Evil One, who is against you, goes about like a lion with open mouth in search of food;

Revelation 3:2

Be on the watch, and make strong the rest of the things which are near to death; because as judged by me your works have not come up to God's measure.

Revelation 16:15

(See, I come as a thief. Happy is he who is watching and keeps his robes, so that he may not go unclothed, and his shame be seen.)

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