Parallel Verses

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."

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. The one who is alert and remains clothed so that he may not go around naked and people see his shame is blessed.”

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 coming like a thief. Blessed is he who stays awake and who keeps his clothes [that is, stays spiritually ready for the Lord’s return], so that he will not be naked—spiritually unprepared—and men will not see his shame.”)

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.)

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.

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 the spirits of devils working miracles, to go out unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God almighty. 15 "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." 16 And he gathered them together into a place called, in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon.



Cross References

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich: and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, that thy filthy nakedness do not appear: and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see.

Matthew 24:42-43

Wake, therefore, because ye know not what hour your master will come.

Exodus 32:25

When Moses saw that the people were naked - for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame when they made insurrection -

Isaiah 47:3

Thy shame shall be discovered, and thy privities shall be seen. For I will avenge me of thee, and will show no mercy to thee as I do to other men,

Ezekiel 16:37

Behold therefore, I will gather together all thy lovers, unto whom thou hast made thy self common. Yea, and all them whom thou favourest, and euery one that thou hatest: and will uncover thy shame before them, that they all may see thy filthiness.

Hosea 2:3

If no, I shall strip her naked, and set her, even as she came into the world. Yea, I shall lay her waste, and make her like a wilderness, and slay her for thirst.

Habakkuk 2:15

Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, to get him wrathful displeasure for his drunkenness: that he may see his privities.

Matthew 25:13

Look that ye watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor yet the hour, when the son of man shall come.

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray, that ye fall not into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Mark 13:33-37

Take heed: watch, and pray, for ye know not when the time is:

Mark 14:38

Watch ye, and pray, lest ye enter into temptation: the spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak."

Luke 12:37-43

Happy are those servants, which their Lord, when he cometh, shall find waking; Verily I say unto you, he will gird himself about, and make them sit down to meat, and walk by them, and minister unto them.

Luke 21:36

Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may obtain grace to fly all this that shall come. And that ye may stand before the son of man."

Acts 20:31

Therefore awake and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one of you, both night and day with tears.

2 Corinthians 5:3

so yet if it happen that we be found clothed, and not naked.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

for ye your selves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall come even as a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:6

Therefore let us not sleep as do others: but let us watch and be sober.

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is at hand. Be ye therefore discreet, and sober, that ye may be apt to prayers.

2 Peter 3:10

Nevertheless, the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which day, the heavens shall perish with terrible noise, and the elements shall melt with heat, and the earth, with the works that are therein, shall burn.

Revelation 3:3-4

Remember, therefore, how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If you shalt not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

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