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 24:42

  • Ray ortiz for verse 42
    You can 't lose your salvation if you are caught in sin when the Lord cometh. Our flesh will always sin, that 's why we need to ask Lord to forgive us daily. Jesus paid the price for us, all we have to do is except him as Lord and Savior. We need to watch for signs of the cometh. Amen
  • This is what the faithfull of the earth is waiting for. The Lord returning for is love ones. We need to watch and pray. We need to be ready.
  • Bernadette for verse 42
    This verse shows the importance of being steadfast, ever watching unto prayer because it he who endures to the end the same shall be saved. We must be prepared for his calling or his coming and we know not the hour.
  • Chidiogo for verse 42
    Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Rev. 16:15. Be ready at all times to meet Jesus when he comes, because if YOU are not ready and go with the Lord, devil will really deal with you that day.
  • Corrine clinton for verse 42
    In this verse to me it mean get your house in order because. No one knows when God is coming back
  • This shows the importance of us being alert to what the Bible says about the time we are living in now. We must strive to always prove ourselves ready since we do not know the day or the hour.