Parallel Verses

Amplified

Therefore watch (give strict attention, be cautious and alert), for you do not know when the Master of the house is coming -- "in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning -- "

New American Standard Bible

"Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--

King James Version

Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

Holman Bible

Therefore be alert, since you don’t know when the master of the house is coming—whether in the evening or at midnight or at the crowing of the rooster or early in the morning.

International Standard Version

So keep on watching, because you don't know when the master of the house is coming whether in the evening, at three o'clock in the morning, or at dawn.

A Conservative Version

Watch therefore, for ye know not when the lord of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at cock crowing, or in the morning,

American Standard Version

Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, whether at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning;

An Understandable Version

So, be alert, because you do not know when the owner of the house will return, whether [some] evening, at midnight, at dawn, or at [mid-] morning.

Anderson New Testament

watch you therefore; for you know not when the master of the house comes, whether at evening, or at midnight, or at the crowing of the cock, or in the morning;

Bible in Basic English

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;

Common New Testament

Watch thereforefor you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning

Daniel Mace New Testament

watch ye therefore (for you don't know when the master of the house will return; whether at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning)

Darby Translation

Watch therefore, for ye do not know when the master of the house comes: evening, or midnight, or cock-crow, or morning;

Godbey New Testament

Watch therefore: for you know not when the Lord of the house cometh, late, or at midnight, or at the crowing of the cock, or in the morning;

Goodspeed New Testament

So you must be on the watch, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming??n the evening or at midnight or toward daybreak or early in the morning??36 for fear he should come unexpectedly and find you asleep.

John Wesley New Testament

Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh; at evening, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or in the morning:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Watch ye therefore, for ye know not when the Lord of the house comes: at evening or at midnight or at the cockcrowing or in the morning,

Julia Smith Translation

Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house comes, at eve, or midnight, or cock-crowing, or morning.

King James 2000

Watch you therefore: for you know not when the Master of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming--whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or early in the morning--

Modern King James verseion

Then you watch, for you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, at evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or early;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Watch, therefore, for ye know not when the master of the house will come: whether at even, or at midnight; whether at the cock crowing, or in the dawning:

Moffatt New Testament

Watch then, for you never know when the Lord of the House will come, in the late evening or at midnight or at cock-crow or in the morning.

Montgomery New Testament

keep watch then, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming??n the evening, at midnight, at cockcrow, or in the morning??36 lest he should come unexpectedly and find you sleeping;

NET Bible

Stay alert, then, because you do not know when the owner of the house will return -- whether during evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or at dawn --

New Heart English Bible

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the lord of the house is coming ?at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;

Noyes New Testament

so also watch ye; for ye know not when the master of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning;

Sawyer New Testament

watch, therefore, for you know not when the master of the house comes; at evening, at midnight, at the cock crowing, or in the morning;

The Emphasized Bible

Be watching, therefore, for ye know not, when, the master of the house, is coming, - whether at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at early morn; -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Watch ye therefore; for ye know not at what time the master of the house cometh, at evening, or midnight, or cock-crowing, or in the morning:

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore watch, for you cannot be sure when the Master of the house is coming-- whether in the evening, at midnight, at daybreak, or in the morning--

Webster

Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning:

Weymouth New Testament

Be wakeful therefore, for you know not when the master of the house is coming--in the evening, at midnight, at cock-crow, or at dawn.

Williams New Testament

So you must keep alert, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming -- in the evening or at midnight or at daybreak or early in the morning --

World English Bible

Watch therefore, for you don't know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;

Worrell New Testament

Watch, therefore, for ye know not when the master of the house is coming, at evening, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or in the morning;

Worsley New Testament

Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh: (in the evening, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning:)

Youngs Literal Translation

watch ye, therefore, for ye have not known when the lord of the house doth come, at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at the morning;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Watch ye
γρηγορεύω 
Gregoreuo 
Usage: 6

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

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 master
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

of the house
οἰκία 
Oikia 
Usage: 46

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

at even
ὀψέ 
Opse 
in the end, even, at even
Usage: 1

or
ἤ 

ἤ 

ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199
Usage: 199
Usage: 199

μεσονύκτιον 
mesonuktion 
Usage: 2

at the cockcrowing
ἀλεκτοροφωνία 
Alektorophonia 
Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Unknown Day And Hour

34 It is like a man [ already] going on a journey; when he leaves home, he puts his servants in charge, each with his particular task, and he gives orders to the doorkeeper to be constantly alert and on the watch. 35 Therefore watch (give strict attention, be cautious and alert), for you do not know when the Master of the house is coming -- "in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning -- " 36 [Watch, I say] lest He come suddenly and unexpectedly and find you asleep.


Cross References

Matthew 24:42

Watch therefore [ give strict attention, be cautious and active], for you do not know in what kind of a day [ whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming.

Matthew 24:44

You also must be ready therefore, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him.

Mark 6:48

And having seen that they were troubled and tormented in [their] rowing, for the wind was against them, about the fourth watch of the night [between 3:00-6:00 a.m.] He came to them, walking [directly] on the sea. And He acted as if He meant to pass by them,

Mark 13:33

Be on your guard [constantly alert], and watch and pray; for you do not know when the time will come.

Mark 14:30

And Jesus said to him, Truly I tell you, this very night, before a cock crows twice, you will utterly deny Me [disclaiming all connection with Me] three times.

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