'Alert' in the Bible
Be alert so there is no man, woman, family, or a tribe whose heart is turning away from the LORD your God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Be alert so there will be no root among you that produces poisonous and bitter fruit,
telling them, "Pay attention now! You are to set up an ambush around the city. Don't go very far from the city, and all of you remain on alert.
Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless the Lord watches over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain.
When he sees chariots, teams of horses, riders on donkeys, riders on camels, he must be alert, very alert."
For the ruthless is brought to nothing, and the scoffer ceases, and all those who are alert to do evil are cut off --
The sovereign Lord has given me the capacity to be his spokesman, so that I know how to help the weary. He wakes me up every morning; he makes me alert so I can listen attentively as disciples do.
Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
Their horses are faster than leopards and more alert than wolves in the desert. Their horses gallop, their horses come a great distance; like a vulture they swoop down quickly to devour their prey.
Yet now be strong, alert, and courageous, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; be strong, alert, and courageous, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, alert, and courageous, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work! For I am with you, says the Lord of hosts.
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.
"Therefore be alert, because you don't know either the day or the hour.
Watch! Be alert! For you don't know when the time is [coming].
It is like a man on a journey, who left his house, gave authority to his slaves, gave each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to be alert.
Therefore be alert, since you don't know when the master of the house is coming-whether in the evening or at midnight or at the crowing of the rooster or early in the morning.
And what I say to you, I say to everyone: Be alert!"
He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay alert."
Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.
If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn, and finds them alert, those slaves are blessed.
But of this be assured: if the householder had known at what time the burglar was coming, he would have been awake and alert and watching and would not have permitted his house to be dug through and broken into.
But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man."
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.
While they waited until it should become day, Paul entreated them all to take some food, saying, This is the fourteenth day that you have been continually in suspense and on the alert without food, having eaten nothing.
The teacher must do the same in his teaching; and he who exhorts others, in his exhortation. He who gives should be liberal; he who is in authority should be energetic and alert; and he who succours the afflicted should do it cheerfully.
Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave and strong.
With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
He died for us so that whether we are alert or asleep we will come to life together with him.
So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.
But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer.
Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
Beloved, I now write unto you this second epistle, in which I alert with exhortation your pure understanding,
Be alert and strengthen what remains, which is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before My God.
Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.
"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."