Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

("Behold, I am coming like a thief Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.")

King James Version

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Holman Bible

"Look, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who is alert and remains clothed so that he may not go naked, and they see his shame."

International Standard Version

"See, I am coming like a thief. How blessed is the person who remains alert and keeps his clothes on! He won't have to go naked and let others see his shame."

A Conservative Version

(Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, so that he may not walk naked, and they see his shame.)

American Standard Version

(Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walked naked, and they see his shame.)

Amplified

Behold, I am going to come like a thief! Blessed (happy, to be envied) is he who stays awake (alert) and who guards his clothes, so that he may not be naked and [have the shame of being] seen exposed!

An Understandable Version

[Note: At this point the Lord's voice breaks into John's vision]. ("Look, I am coming like a thief. That person is happy who stays alert and is dressed [properly], so he does not appear naked and have to be shamefully exposed").

Anderson New Testament

Behold, I come as a thief: blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, that he may not walk naked, and that men may not see his nakedness.

Bible in Basic English

(See, I come as a thief. Happy is he who is watching and keeps his robes, so that he may not go unclothed, and his shame be seen.)

Common New Testament

("Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.")

Daniel Mace New Testament

"I shall come with surprize, happy he that is upon the watch, and keepeth his garments pure, that his vices may not put him to shame."

Darby Translation

(Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches and keeps his garments, that he may not walk naked, and that they may not see his shame.)

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, that he may not walk naked, so that they should see his shame.

Godbey New Testament

Behold, I am coming as a thief; blessed is the one watching and keeping his garments, in order that he may not walk about naked, and they may see his shame.

Goodspeed New Testament

(See, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who keeps awake, and keeps hold of his clothes, so that he will not have to go naked and be put to shame!)

John Wesley New Testament

(Behold I come as a thief. Happy is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.)

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches and keeps his garments lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Julia Smith Translation

(Behold, I come as a thief. Happy he watching, and keeping his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.)

King James 2000

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Lexham Expanded Bible

(Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed [is] the one who is on the alert and who keeps his clothing, so that he does not walk around naked and they see his shamefulness!)

Modern King James verseion

Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is the one who watches and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Behold I come as a thief. Happy is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments; Lest he be found naked, and men see his filthiness."

Moffatt New Testament

(Lo, I am coming like a thief; blessed be he who keeps awake and holds his raiment fast, not to go naked and have the shame of exposure!)

Montgomery New Testament

Lo, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the who is on the watch and guarding his clothing, so that he may not walk naked, and they gaze on his shame.

NET Bible

(Look! I will come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays alert and does not lose his clothes so that he will not have to walk around naked and his shameful condition be seen.)

New Heart English Bible

"Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he does not walk naked, and they see his shame."

Noyes New Testament

Behold, I come as a thief; blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, that he may not walk naked, and his shame be seen.

Sawyer New Testament

Behold, I come as a thief; blessed is he that watches and keeps on his clothes, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! I come as a thief! Happy, he that is watching, and keeping his garments, lest, naked, he be walking, and they see his shame. -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he who watcheth, and keepeth his garments, that he walk not about naked, and men see his shame.

Twentieth Century New Testament

('I am coming like a thief! Happy will he be who is on the watch, and keeps his clothing at hand, so that he will not have to walk about unclothed and let men see his nakedness.')

Webster

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Weymouth New Testament

("I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the man who keeps awake and guards his raiment for fear he walk about ill-clad, and his uncomeliness become manifest.")

Williams New Testament

(See! I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes ready, so that he may not go naked and people see his shame.)

World English Bible

"Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn't walk naked, and they see his shame."

Worrell New Testament

"Behold, I come as a thief! Happy is he that is watching, and keeping his garments; that he walk not naked, and they see his shame."

Worsley New Testament

"Behold, I come as a thief: blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, that he may not walk naked, and his shame be seen."

Youngs Literal Translation

lo, I do come as a thief; happy is he who is watching, and keeping his garments, that he may not walk naked, and they may see his unseemliness,' --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἰδού 
Idou 
behold, lo, see
Usage: 140

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

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

a thief
κλέπτης 
Kleptes 
Usage: 6

μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

is he

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

γρηγορεύω 
Gregoreuo 
Usage: 6

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἱμάτιον 
himation 
Usage: 44

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

he walk
περιπατέω 
Peripateo 
walk, go, walk about, be occupied
Usage: 77

γυμνός 
Gumnos 
Usage: 9

βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

Context Readings

The Seven Bowls Of The Wrath Of God

14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. 15 ("Behold, I am coming like a thief Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.") 16 And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.



Cross References

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Matthew 24:42-43

"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

Exodus 32:25

Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control--for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies--

Isaiah 47:3

"Your nakedness will be uncovered, Your shame also will be exposed; I will take vengeance and will not spare a man."

Ezekiel 16:37

therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, even all those whom you loved and all those whom you hated So I will gather them against you from every direction and expose your nakedness to them that they may see all your nakedness.

Hosea 2:3

Or I will strip her naked And expose her as on the day when she was born I will also make her like a wilderness, Make her like desert land And slay her with thirst.

Habakkuk 2:15

"Woe to you who make your neighbors drink, Who mix in your venom even to make them drunk So as to look on their nakedness!

Matthew 25:13

"Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

Matthew 26:41

"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Mark 13:33-37

"Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.

Mark 14:38

"Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Luke 12:37-43

"Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.

Luke 21:36

"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."

Acts 20:31

"Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.

2 Corinthians 5:3

inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

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

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

Revelation 3:3-4

'So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.

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