Matthew 25:13

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day, nor the houre, wherein the Sonne of man commeth.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Obbie Beal
    verse 31-33, on that great-day, the process of separating the 'saved' from the' unsaved' will be so simple.
  • Obbie Beal
    Verse 1-13, only 50 percent entered into the marriage, 50 percent did not make it in. 14-30 someone wasted her his talent Life Free or slave, Life from Jehovah GOD is the talent foundation, what we do with our Life is a personal-chore never-the-less I shall give an account to GOD that day. And I will not be able to blame nobody for what I did or did not do with my talent life.
  • Obbie Beal
    34 - 46 Jesus explain my 'personal' responsibility! i can not blame my failure on no body but myself!
  • Ivy Johnson
    The reason why the dead in Christ rise first, is because they have to come from 6 feet under. Their bodies are meeting-up with their spirit in the air.Those alive and remain are on the earth. They do not have far to go. That is why the dead in Christ has to rise first. Both those who are dead, and those alive will receive their Glorified Bodies. Just like Our Lords. A Bloodless Body! GLORY!!!!
  • Grace Koome
    Todays word according to Matthew 25:23 is addressing a very important issue that is lacking grossly from majority of people some Christians included, that is faithfullness in whatever is entrusted to us , whether in Church, business or workplace sometimes including family!. How faithful are we especially here in Africa and my country Kenya in managelent of the vast resources God has given us? How faithful are we in Church no matter how 'small' the Godly assignment appear whether its teaching in Sunday School or in Ushering or tithing? God help us but we need to search our hearts and decide,"let it start with me.". God be given all the glory. Amen
  • John919
    Read ( John 17 ) and you will understand Matthew 23 through 25. We are taken out of the ways of this World but we are still on the earth doing the will of God and feeding the true words of Jesus Christ to those who are his. Earth is the footstool of Jesus Christ and he defeated Satan when he poured out his soul unto death for all those who our Heavenly Father gave unto him forever to love.

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