"So keep on watching, because you don't know on what day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this: if the owner of the house had known when during the night the thief would be coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. So you, too, must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you are not expecting."
So keep on watching, because you don't know the day or the hour."
That was for the LORD a night of vigil to bring them out of the land of Egypt. This same night belongs to the LORD, and is to be a vigil for all the Israelis from generation to generation.
"I will stand at my guard post and station myself on a tower. I will wait and see what the LORD will say about me and what I will answer when he reprimands me."
But be sure of this: if the owner of the house had known when during the night the thief would be coming, he would have stayed awake and not allowed his house to be broken into.
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, watching their flock during the night.
but their plot became known to him. They were even watching the gates day and night to murder him,
Continue to follow and be submissive to your leaders, since they are watching over your souls as those who will have to give a word of explanation. By doing this, you will be letting them carry out their duties joyfully, and not with grief, for that would be harmful for you.
The road of the upright circumvents evil, and whoever watches how he lives preserves his life.
Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.
But we prayed to our God. We also set up guards day and night because of them.
Then they sat down there and continued guarding him.
When the centurion and those guarding Jesus with him saw the earthquake and the other things that were taking place, they were terrified and said, "This man certainly was the Son of God!"
2 Kings 18:8
He attacked the Philistines, invading Gaza and its borders from watchtower to fortified garrison.