Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.

King James Version

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Holman Bible

Otherwise, he might come suddenly and find you sleeping.

International Standard Version

Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.

A Conservative Version

lest having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping.

American Standard Version

lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Amplified

[stay alert,] in case he should come suddenly and unexpectedly and find you asleep and unprepared.

An Understandable Version

[Be alert], for he might come unexpectedly and find you asleep.

Anderson New Testament

lest he come suddenly, and find you sleeping.

Bible in Basic English

For fear that, coming suddenly, he sees you sleeping.

Common New Testament

lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for fear by his sudden return he should surprize you sleeping.

Darby Translation

lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Godbey New Testament

lest having come suddenly he may find you sleeping.

John Wesley New Testament

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Julia Smith Translation

Lest having come suddenly he find you sleeping.

King James 2000

Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

Lexham Expanded Bible

lest he arrive suddenly [and] find you sleeping.

Modern King James verseion

lest he come suddenly and find you sleeping.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

lest if he come suddenly, he should find you sleeping.

Moffatt New Testament

Watch, in case he comes suddenly and finds you asleep.

NET Bible

or else he might find you asleep when he returns suddenly.

New Heart English Bible

lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.

Noyes New Testament

lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

Sawyer New Testament

lest, coming suddenly, he should find you sleeping.

The Emphasized Bible

Lest, coming suddenly, he find you, sleeping.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

lest coming suddenly he find you asleep.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Lest he should come suddenly and find you asleep.

Webster

Lest coming suddenly, he should find you sleeping.

Weymouth New Testament

Beware lest He should arrive unexpectedly and find you asleep.

Williams New Testament

so that he may not come unexpectedly and find you asleep.

World English Bible

lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.

Worrell New Testament

lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

Worsley New Testament

least coming on a sudden he should find you sleeping.

Youngs Literal Translation

lest, having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

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

ἐξαίφνης 
Exaiphnes 
Usage: 4

he find
εὑρίσκω 
heurisko 
find,
Usage: 130

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

References

Context Readings

The Unknown Day And Hour

35 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— 36 in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’”


Cross References

Mark 14:40

And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him.

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long will you lie down, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?

Proverbs 24:33-34

A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest,”

Song of Songs 3:1

On my bed night after night I sought him
Whom my soul loves;
I sought him but did not find him.

Song of Songs 5:2

I was asleep but my heart was awake.
A voice! My beloved was knocking:
‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,
My dove, my perfect one!
For my head is drenched with dew,
My locks with the damp of the night.’

Isaiah 56:10

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;

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’

Matthew 25:5

Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.

Mark 14:37

And He *came and *found them sleeping, and *said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?

Luke 21:34

Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

Luke 22:45

When He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow,

Romans 13:11-14

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.

Ephesians 5:14

For this reason it says,
Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:6-7

so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.

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