Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into. This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
“Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.
It was a night of vigil in honor of the Lord, because He would bring them out of the land of Egypt. This same night is in honor of the Lord, a night vigil for all the Israelites throughout their generations.
I will stand at my guard post
and station myself on the lookout tower.
I will watch to see what He will say to me
and what I should reply about my complaint.
But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into.
In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.
but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him,
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
The highway of the upright avoids evil;
the one who guards his way protects his life.
?AyinAll the while our eyes were failing
as we looked in vain for assistance;
we watched from our towers
for a nation that refused to help.
So we prayed to our God and stationed a guard because of them day and night.
When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, “This man really was God’s Son!”
2 Kings 18:8
He defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its borders, from watchtower to fortified city.