Matthew 24:44

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Therefore be yee also ready: for in such an houre as you thinke not, the sonne of man commeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think {He will.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be ready then; for at a time which you have no thought of the Son of man will come.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore *ye* also, be ye ready, for in that hour that ye think not the Son of man comes.
- Darby Bible

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore you also must be ready; for it is at a time when you do not expect Him that the Son of Man will come.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore also be ready, for in an hour that you don't expect, the Son of Man will come.
- World English Bible

And therfor be ye redi, for in what our ye gessen not, mannus sone schal come.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of this also ye, become ye ready, because in what hour ye do not think, the Son of Man doth come.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 24:44


Mt 24:44 Be ye also ready. The duty enjoined is not to watch for Christ, but to watch ourselves to see that we are ready.

Discussion for Matthew 24

  • A disciple
    On the other hand; there is a great spiritual war going on right now, and the things that God is doing through His Saints to overturn the kingdoms and dominions of the wicked over men's souls; we may only see in part just now; but they are of tremendous importance with God in the heavenlies. One takes out the stones and works the ground in faith; others plant and water; and God gives the increase!
  • 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!
  • Bruce
    Steve: We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22 / Immediately after The Tribulation, The Lord will send His Angels to do what? Matthew 24: 29-31 / We Glory in Tribulation---Knowing Tribulation worketh patience. Romans 5:3
  • Steve
    I agree with Lynn about pre-trib rapture. 2Thessalonians 2:7 tells us that the church will continue to hinder lawlessness until the rapture. AND THEN the antichrist will be revealed. This is conclusive proof that the rapture takes place before Daniels 70th week and the tribulation of Rev. 6-1 to 19:21. The church is caught up in Rev.4:1 and the following judgments are after the church is raptured