Mark 13:37

37 "What I say to you I say to all, '1Be on the alert!' "

Mark 13:37 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 13:37

And what I say unto you
The four disciples, Peter, James, John, and Andrew; who came privately to him, and put to him the questions, which occasioned this long discourse; see ( Mark 13:3 Mark 13:4 ) .

I say unto all.
The Syriac and Persic versions read, "you all"; meaning all the rest of his apostles, and all his disciples and followers in Jerusalem, and in all Judea; who were all concerned in these things, and whom it became to

and be upon their guard, and cast off all sloth and negligence; since they knew not soon the son of man would come, and all these evil things would be brought upon the Jewish nation, city, and temple: and the same exhortation is suitable to saints in all ages, times, and places, on account of the various snares, temptations, and evils, that they are liable to, the suddenness of death, and the uncertainty of the second coming of Christ.

Mark 13:37 In-Context

35 "Therefore, be on the alert -for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning -
36 in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.
37 "What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!' "

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 24:42; Mark 13:35
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