Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

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 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 -- 36 or else he might find you asleep when he returns suddenly. 37 What I say to you I say to everyone: Stay alert!"


Cross References

Mark 14:40

When he came again he found them sleeping; they could not keep their eyes open. And they did not know what to tell him.

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long, you sluggard, will you lie there? When will you rise from your sleep?

Proverbs 24:33-34

"A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to relax,

Song of Songs 3:1

The Beloved about Her Lover: All night long on my bed I longed for my lover. I longed for him but he never appeared.

Song of Songs 5:2

The Beloved about Her Lover: I was asleep, but my mind was dreaming. Listen! My lover is knocking at the door! The Lover to His Beloved: "Open for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one! My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

Isaiah 56:10

All their watchmen are blind, they are unaware. All of them are like mute dogs, unable to bark. They pant, lie down, and love to snooze.

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that evil slave should say to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,'

Matthew 25:5

When the bridegroom was delayed a long time, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

Mark 14:37

Then he came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you stay awake for one hour?

Luke 21:34

"But be on your guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly like a trap.

Luke 22:45

When he got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, exhausted from grief.

Romans 13:11-14

And do this because we know the time, that it is already the hour for us to awake from sleep, for our salvation is now nearer than when we became believers.

Ephesians 5:14

For everything made evident is light, and for this reason it says: "Awake, O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!"

1 Thessalonians 5:6-7

So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober.

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