Luke 21:36

36 But 1stay awake at all times, 2praying that you may 3have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and 4to stand before the Son of Man."

Luke 21:36 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore, and pray always
Watch against every sin, snare, and temptation; particularly, against the above things, surfeiting, drunkenness, and worldly cares; pray continually, for fresh supplies of grace: that ye may be counted worthy;
not for watchfulness and prayer, but through the grace and goodness of God: to escape all these things that shall come to pass;
the dreadful miseries and distress, that shall come upon the Jews: and to stand before the Son of man;
with intrepidity, confidence, and pleasure; and meet him at his coming in this way, with joy and comfort; and likewise at death, and at judgment; see ( 1 John 2:28 ) .

Luke 21:36 In-Context

34 "But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.
35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
37 And every day he was teaching in the temple, but at night he went out and lodged on the mount called Olivet.
38 And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Luke 12:37; Matthew 25:13; Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:34-38; Acts 20:31; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Peter 5:8
  • 2. See Luke 18:1
  • 3. [Hosea 12:4]
  • 4. See Revelation 6:17