Mark 13:36

36 lest 1he come suddenly and 2find you asleep.

Mark 13:36 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:36

Lest coming suddenly
Unthought of, and unexpected, at an unawares:

he find you sleeping;
inactive in the exercise of grace, and negligent in the performance of duty; unprepared for his coming, and unfit for service.

Mark 13:36 In-Context

34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.
35 Therefore stay awake--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--
36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.
37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake."

Cross References 2

  • 1. [1 Thessalonians 5:1-6]
  • 2. Mark 14:40
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