Mark 13:32-37

No One Knows That Day or Hour

32 "But concerning that day or that hour, 1no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, 2nor the Son, 3but only the Father.
33 4Be on guard, 5keep awake.[a] For you do not know when the time will come.
34 6It is like a man 7going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants[b] in charge, 8each with his work, and commands 9the doorkeeper to stay awake.
35 10Therefore stay awake--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, 11in the evening, or 12at midnight, or 13when the rooster crows,[c] or 14in the morning--
36 lest 15he come suddenly and 16find you asleep.
37 And what I say to you I say to all: 17Stay awake."

Mark 13:32-37 In-Context

30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
32 "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.
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 17

  • 1. Matthew 25:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:1, 2
  • 2. [Philippians 2:6, 7]
  • 3. [Zechariah 14:7; Acts 1:7]
  • 4. ver. 5
  • 5. Ephesians 6:18; Hebrews 13:17; [Mark 14:38]
  • 6. [Matthew 25:14]
  • 7. [Mark 12:1; Matthew 21:33]
  • 8. [Romans 12:6-8]
  • 9. Ezekiel 44:11; John 10:3; [Luke 12:36]
  • 10. Mark 14:34-38; Matthew 25:13; Matthew 26:41; Luke 12:37; Luke 21:36; Acts 20:31; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Peter 5:8
  • 11. Mark 1:32; Luke 12:38
  • 12. Mark 1:32; Luke 12:38
  • 13. Mark 14:30, 68, 72
  • 14. [Mark 6:48; Exodus 14:24]
  • 15. [1 Thessalonians 5:1-6]
  • 16. Mark 14:40
  • 17. [See ver. 35 above]

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Some manuscripts add and pray
  • [b]. Greek bondservants
  • [c]. That is, the third watch of the night, between midnight and 3 a.m.