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

  • A disciple
    "Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man.. and I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo there thou hast that is thine. His Lord answered and said unto him, THOU WICKED AND SLOTHFUL SERVANT...Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
  • A Christian
    Perhaps the wise virgins knew their spiritual condition needed work that could only be performed under the anaesthetic of darkness?
  • Anne
    We should share our gifts and talents with others 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another; as good stewards of the manifold grace of God".
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    We are taking about taking oil, that oil is the words of the King Jame bible in order to keep our light shining in Christ Jesus the Son of God. I see many foolish Christians of the hour looking for water and no oil to extinguish the lamp of the words of the Gospel of Christ.

    Ephesians 5:[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
  • A disciple
    "And five of them were wise, and five foolish." The *wise (having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right, and conducting oneself thereby) are those Blessed, which when the Lord comes shall find so doing; and the *foolish (moron; a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) who neglected the truth and had no *enthusiasm (possession by God within).
  • C
    Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this , To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

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