but this you conceive, that if a man knew at what hour of the night the thief would come, he would set a watch, and not suffer his house to be broke open.
if the master of a house knew at what hour the thief would come, no doubt he would be on his guard, and not suffer him to break into his house.
therefore be ye also prepar'd: for the son of man may come at an hour you least expect.
for you very well know, that the day of the Lord steals on like a thief in the night.
As for that day of the Lord, it will advance like a thief: then the heavens will rush with violence, the boiling elements will be dissolved, and the earth with all its contents, shall be burnt away.