Matthew 25:13

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day, nor the houre, wherein the Sonne of man commeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep watch, then, because you are not certain of the day or of the hour.
- Basic English Bible

Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.
- Darby Bible

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man cometh.
- Webster's Bible

Keep awake therefore; for you know neither the day nor the hour.
- Weymouth Bible

Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
- World English Bible

Therfor wake ye, for ye witen not the dai ne the our.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Watch therefore, for ye have not known the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man doth come.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:13


25:13 Watch therefore - He that watches has not only a burning lamp, but likewise oil in his vessel. And even when he sleepeth, his heart waketh. He is quiet; but not secure.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:13


Mt 25:13 Watch therefore, etc. The whole parable is an illustration of this solemn admonition. APPLICATION.--The Bridegroom is the Son of man; the time of the "marriage" is the coming to judgment; the "tarrying" is the long and unknown period between his ascension and his return; the "virgins" represent the waiting church; the "wise" virgins represent those church members who are always ready and whose lights are shining; the oil in their vessels is the means by which their light is supplied; the "foolish" virgins are church members who have become cold and lifeless; the "midnight cry" is the summons of death, or the trump of judgment; the "cry for oil" is death-bed repentance, or an attempt at preparation in the face of judgment; the "shut" "door" is a declaration that such repentance is too late to be of avail; the great lesson is to be always in a state of readiness.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Wayne
    Cosmos, we cannot be firm in the Lord with our might. He is strong we are weak. Talk to the Lord stating your problem. Tell Him you have to help me because I cannot do it. Tell Him, you have to do it. You have to make it work in me. He loves to cleanse in our inner man. He works in our spirits for our purification. Trust Him. He will do it! God Bless!
  • Irene123
    The 10 virgins ( I don't get the significance of the no.?) I went to M. Henry on this, but he was no help. To me the 'oil' is our praying EVERYDAY for the infilling of the Holy Ghost; to keep prayed up. The Spirit is the oil in our daily walk. I may be way off about this .................?
  • Lionell
    John 5:19 (KJV)

    19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

    John 5:30 (KJV)
    30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of t
  • E Riley
    REPLY TO: Cosmos Ekyinaba

    My sister you cannot do it alone/ is spiritual battle (KJV Eph. 6:11-17). Apostle Paul struggled with flesh (Romans 7:14-25) he said the good I want I do not do. He reassures (1.Cor:10:13) God will not allow more than you can bear. You must choose in the MOMENT of temptation for God to help (Matt. 10:19).


  • Ben
    You left out the word "over" - make thee ruler over many things
  • Paul
    In today's time, I believe many have lost site of this one verse. Many people don't focus or can't focus on the end because they are so occupied with the current and the right now. This simple and yet powerful verse should always stay on the mind of the believers. The part that really gets me is when HE says you have been faithful ovr a "few" things. The question that comes to my mind is, Lord what are those few things that I may continue to abide in doing? Is it merely just doing what it takes to remain in your perfect will? Or is it just living holy and living completly by his words? I just wasnt to hear him say well done.

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