Matthew 25:13

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day, nor the houre, wherein the Sonne of man commeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep watch, then, because you are not certain of the day or of the hour.
- Basic English Bible

Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.
- Darby Bible

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man cometh.
- Webster's Bible

Keep awake therefore; for you know neither the day nor the hour.
- Weymouth Bible

Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
- World English Bible

Therfor wake ye, for ye witen not the dai ne the our.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Watch therefore, for ye have not known the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man doth come.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 25:13


25:13 Watch therefore - He that watches has not only a burning lamp, but likewise oil in his vessel. And even when he sleepeth, his heart waketh. He is quiet; but not secure.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 25:13


Mt 25:13 Watch therefore, etc. The whole parable is an illustration of this solemn admonition. APPLICATION.--The Bridegroom is the Son of man; the time of the "marriage" is the coming to judgment; the "tarrying" is the long and unknown period between his ascension and his return; the "virgins" represent the waiting church; the "wise" virgins represent those church members who are always ready and whose lights are shining; the oil in their vessels is the means by which their light is supplied; the "foolish" virgins are church members who have become cold and lifeless; the "midnight cry" is the summons of death, or the trump of judgment; the "cry for oil" is death-bed repentance, or an attempt at preparation in the face of judgment; the "shut" "door" is a declaration that such repentance is too late to be of avail; the great lesson is to be always in a state of readiness.

Discussion for Matthew 25

  • Lillie
    I think we must always live our life preparing for the return of Jesus.
  • Irene123
    The 'oil' is the symbolic of the Holy Ghost: being prayed up in the spirit everyday - and that is not referring to Jesus' 'example' prayer in Matt. - "Our Father which art in Heaven ..... "; repeating this everyday as one's 'prayer life' is tatamount to saying the rosary. We are to 'converse' with Him Just as we'd talk to our earthly fathers about our needs and/or just how much we love Him.
  • Matt
    The wise virgins knew God's Word; the foolish did not. The oil is symbolic for The Word. Those who study The Father's Word know He (Christ the bridegroom) will return at the last (7th) trump, not the 6th. The antichrist, Satan himself, returns at the 6th claiming to be God. Watch therefore, and study His Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse.
  • Irene123
    To Bro. Henriques on ten virgins - Thank-you for your reply. Yes, I knew '10' referred to His chosen, only half being saved. It was just the #10 I was curious about.
  • Bro. Luke Henriques
    Dear Irene 123,

    The 10 in the above scripture is not referring to just ten individuals , but Ten is a whole number meaning the whole body of Christ . Sad to say though , not all of the whole body lives and walks in the Spirit of God as we are called to be , For the oil of the spirit of God should be overflowing in us all the while as a flowing Stream .
  • Wayne
    Cosmos, we cannot be firm in the Lord with our might. He is strong we are weak. Talk to the Lord stating your problem. Tell Him you have to help me because I cannot do it. Tell Him, you have to do it. You have to make it work in me. He loves to cleanse in our inner man. He works in our spirits for our purification. Trust Him. He will do it! God Bless!

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