Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Watch ye therefore, and pray alwayes, that ye may be accompted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to passe, and to stand before the sonne of man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But keep watch at all times with prayer, that you may be strong enough to come through all these things and take your place before the Son of man.
- Basic English Bible

Watch therefore, praying at every season, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
- Darby Bible

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
- Webster's Bible

But beware of slumbering; and every moment pray that you may be fully strengthened to escape from all these coming evils, and to take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore be watchful all the time, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."
- World English Bible

Therfor wake ye, preiynge in ech tyme, that ye be hadde worthi to fle alle these thingis that ben to come, and to stonde bifor mannus sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

watch ye, then, in every season, praying that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 21:36


21:36 Watch ye therefore - This is the general conclusion of all that precedes. That ye may be counted worthy - This word sometimes signifies an honour conferred on a person, as when the apostles are said to be counted worthy to suffer shame for Christ, #Acts 5:41|. Sometimes meet or becoming: as when John the Baptist exhorts, to bring fruits worthy of repentance, #Lu 3:8|. And so to be counted worthy to escape, is to have the honour of it, and to be fitted or prepared for it. To stand - With joy and triumph: not to fall before him as his enemies.


Discussion for Luke 21

  • Leslie
    And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
    Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
    And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. ~ Amen
  • Valerie
    breathtaking - especially for this week August 21-25

    All this week:

    Eclipse - ("And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars"); and upon the earth distress of nations (this has been occurring but more so applies to this text this week), with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring (hurricane Harvey)

    I told my husband yesterday that God is speaking to us.
  • Dominesha
    Powerful, the word convicts and corrects.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 21:34 AND TAKE HEED TO YOURSELVES LEST AT ANY TIME YOUR HEARTS BE OVERCHARGED WITH SURFEITING AND DRUNKENNESS AND CARES OF THIS LIFE AND SO THAT DAY COME UPON YOU UNAWARES
    LUKE 21:36 WATCH YOU THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN
  • Wayne
    Pray that you may be accounted worthy to escape these things that are to come to pass and stand before the Son of Man.
  • Norm
    Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
    Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

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