Matthew 24:42

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Watch therfore, for ye know not what houre your Lord doth come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be watching, then! for you have no knowledge on what day your Lord will come.
- Basic English Bible

Watch therefore, for ye know not in what hour your Lord comes.
- Darby Bible

Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord cometh.
- Webster's Bible

Be on the alert therefore, for you do not know the day on which your Lord is coming.
- Weymouth Bible

Watch therefore, for you don't know in what hour your Lord comes.
- World English Bible

Therfor wake ye, for ye witen not in what our the Lord schal come.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Watch ye therefore, because ye have not known in what hour your Lord doth come;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 24:42


24:42 Ye know not what hour your Lord cometh - Either to require your soul of you, or to avenge himself of this nation. #Mark 13:33|; Luke 12:35; 21:34.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:42


Mt 24:42 Watch therefore. Because the coming will be unexpected. Mark adds, "and pray" (Mr 13:33).

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • Edward Palamar
    The sign v.30 of the Son of Man in Heaven is St. John the Baptist resurrected for ca. 61.5 years thusfar .
  • ANNE OLABISI
    MATTHEW 24 IS VERY REAL
  • Lilian
    Only Jesus and Abba Father who knows the 2nd coming of Jesus but thank you Lord for saving us by your blood Jesus help us to be born again in spirit every moment of my life save us until rapture Lord Jehova Rapha Shalom
  • A disciple
    Hi Bruce; I wanted to add a little to support your efforts. Luke 22:28-29 "Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;" In reading all that the Lord said in the last days before He suffered (Mt. 24-26; Mk. 13-14; Lk. 21-22; Jn. 13-18) there's NO MISTAKING that Christ and His followers ARE appointed tribulation!
  • John
    I believe we are at the beginning of the tribulation. Look around, abortion, homosexuality, the loss of love of one's neighbors, the twisting of scripture, the threat of war. As our Lord said "Look up, for the salvation draws nigh!" I don't know when I don't worry about that. Might be today might be next week, it may be as I am being led to my death. COME LORD JESUS! !
  • A disciple
    In case you haven't looked outside lately, the so-called church isn't doing a thing to hinder the wicked! The Holy Spirit in the true Saints (inside or outside the mainstream churches) still convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; but the ungodly cast away the cords and break the bands in a fury of defiant rage against God's Son. The hindrance is the restraint which goes with integrity!