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

  • Irene123
    You have to read the Bible IN CONTEXT - and with common sense. You have to 'agree' with God's word. The word 'taken', and God's word (not man's imagination) means - raptured.
  • Duncan
    Vs.40,41 both state one taken, other left. In English language (even then), taken also means fooled,(off to Antichrist, Trump 6). Left, (or left standing, Trump 7) wearing Gospel armor, v 13 says he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
  • Wayne
    And don't forget Matt. 28:19, where Jesus, Himself, states in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, in the name of the Holy Ghost. We must not let those, trying to fit the scriptures into their theology, steal our joy in the Lord. Jesus, himself, said Take heed that no man deceives you. Rejoice in your salvation, the joy of freedom from sin. Romans 6. A great time to be Christian!!!
  • Irene123
    The Spirit (Holy Ghost) of Jesus (God) is in one IF - they have followed Acts2:38. They are - ONE, not separate. It's His spirit in us that He will 'quicken' at the Rapture; He will draw His saints to Him just as an electro magnet, when turned on, draws. His Spirit will draw those with His Spirit to His Spirit.
  • Word
    difference Rev. 6 is speaking of coming of antichrist. 24:29 Matthew speaking of the return of Christ after that first tribulation. The apperance is the same but the outcome is the difference. Rev. 6 when 6th seal is opened Sun blackens but then there is a false peace and a false messiah world loves who brings spiritual death to steal souls. In Matt. 24:29 the true Christ shows burning hailstones.
  • A disciple
    When we compare all four Evangelists' accounts of all that the Lord Jesus spoke of, concerning the completion of the age, and His coming, we can see not only events around the immediate end, but also the whole course of the world during this last time. Matthew, Mark, and Luke give us "the impression" of a rather shorter time frame; while in John is specifically God's purpose with us in this age.