Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

lest having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping.

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.

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 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, 36 lest having come suddenly, he may find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you I say to all, watch!


Cross References

Mark 14:40

And having returned, he found them again sleeping, for their eyes were weighed down, and they knew not what they should reply to him.

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long will thou sleep, O sluggard? When will thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 24:33-34

[Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep,

Song of Songs 3:1

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I did not find him.

Song of Songs 3:1

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I did not find him.

Isaiah 56:10

His watchmen are blind. They are all without knowledge. They are all mute dogs. They cannot bark, dreaming, laying down, loving to slumber.

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that evil bondman should say in his heart, My lord is late coming,

Matthew 25:5

Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

Mark 14:37

And he comes and finds them sleeping. And he says to Peter, Simon, Do thou sleep? Could thou not watch one hour?

Luke 21:34

But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down in debauchery and drunkenness and mundane cares, and that day come upon you sudden.

Luke 22:45

And after rising up from his prayer, having come to the disciples, he found them sleeping from sorrow.

Romans 13:11-14

And this, knowing the time, that the hour is now for us to awake out of sleep. For our salvation is now nearer than when we believed.

Ephesians 5:14

Therefore he says, Awake, thou who sleep. And arise from the dead, and the Christ will shine upon thee.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-7

So then let us not sleep, as also the others, but let us watch and be sober.

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