Matthew 24:44

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore be yee also ready: for in such an houre as you thinke not, the sonne of man commeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think {He will.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be ready then; for at a time which you have no thought of the Son of man will come.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore *ye* also, be ye ready, for in that hour that ye think not the Son of man comes.
- Darby Bible

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore you also must be ready; for it is at a time when you do not expect Him that the Son of Man will come.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come.
- World English Bible

And therfor be ye redi, for in what our ye gessen not, mannus sone schal come.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of this also ye, become ye ready, because in what hour ye do not think, the Son of Man doth come.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:44

Mt 24:44 Be ye also ready. The duty enjoined is not to watch for Christ, but to watch ourselves to see that we are ready.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Wayne
    Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father thru Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Jack Hughes
    Amen to that , I like the way you put it
  • J
    " For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 5:13-21
  • Peter okoko
    Thanks for the interpretation of the word "Christ". The rate of false Christ today in the world has make me wonder what would become of Christendom in the nearer future. I pray God open our eye to see and discern them. Thanks
  • Halina
    Yes they have. Buddsh, Mohamed. And of course the Pope. Yes they have deceived many. They have the most passionate followers of cruel laws and works. The yoke of the Lord is light, so Christians who are lazy take advantage and are lukewarm.
  • Cassandra Waters
    I consider myself to be a true believer. The Word tells us that many will come in Jesus name, proclaiming to be the Anointed one, so be careful don't be deceived. But it also says in John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. The only way to know that your truly being fed by an anointed Pastor, teacher, Prophet, etc... you have to walk in the Spirit. Ever man is given his own measure of faith. You have to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling of the Lord. Honestly, when your seeking God and His truths, He will lead a guide you every step of the way. When in doubt about the teachers of the Gospel, ask God to give you the Spirit of discernment and watch Him reveal, or expose things, and people. Be encouraged!