Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

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

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.

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 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. 36 [Be alert], for he might come unexpectedly and find you asleep. 37 And what I am telling you, I am telling everyone. Be alert "


Cross References

Mark 14:40

Then He came back again and found His disciples still asleep, because they had not been able to keep their eyes open at all.

Mark 14:40-11

Then He came back again and found His disciples still asleep, because they had not been able to keep their eyes open at all.

Mark 14:40-34

Then He came back again and found His disciples still asleep, because they had not been able to keep their eyes open at all.

Mark 14:40

Then He came back again and found His disciples still asleep, because they had not been able to keep their eyes open at all.

Mark 14:40

Then He came back again and found His disciples still asleep, because they had not been able to keep their eyes open at all.

Mark 14:40

Then He came back again and found His disciples still asleep, because they had not been able to keep their eyes open at all.

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that slave, with evil intent, should think to himself, 'My master will not be back very soon,'

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 21:34

"But pay attention to yourselves so that your hearts do not become overburdened by carousing, and drunkenness, and the worries of life. [If you do], that 'day' [i.e., Jesus' second coming and judgment] will arrive suddenly, like a trap [i.e., which catches an animal by surprise].

Luke 22:45

And when He got up from praying He went to His disciples and found them asleep, exhausted from grief.

Romans 13:11-14

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].

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)].

1 Thessalonians 5:6-7

So then, we should not be [spiritually] asleep, like the rest [i.e., the unsaved world], but we should be alert and sober [i.e., in control of our senses].

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