42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Other Translations of Matthew 24:42

New International Version

42 "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.

English Standard Version

42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

The Message

42 So stay awake, alert. You have no idea what day your Master will show up.

New King James Version

42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.

New Living Translation

42 "So you, too, must keep watch! For you don't know what day your Lord is coming.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 24:42

Commentary on Matthew 24:42-51

(Read Matthew 24:42-51)

To watch for Christ's coming, is to maintain that temper of mind which we would be willing that our Lord should find us in. We know we have but a little time to live, we cannot know that we have a long time to live; much less do we know the time fixed for the judgment. Our Lord's coming will be happy to those that shall be found ready, but very dreadful to those that are not. If a man, professing to be the servant of Christ, be an unbeliever, covetous, ambitious, or a lover of pleasure, he will be cut off. Those who choose the world for their portion in this life, will have hell for their portion in the other life. May our Lord, when he cometh, pronounce us blessed, and present us to the Father, washed in his blood, purified by his Spirit, and fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.