Gospel Parallels: Stay Alert and Watch! (Based on the Gospel of Mark)
Mark 13.33–37 || Matt 25.13–15; 24.42 || Luke 21.36; 19.12–13; 12.40, 38
Parallel is from Aland’s Synopsis of the Four Gospels, parallel #294
Watch out! Stay alert! For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey. He left his house and put his slaves in charge, assigning to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to stay alert. Stay alert, then, because you do not know when the owner of the house will return—whether during evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or at dawn— or else he might find you asleep when he returns suddenly. What I say to you I say to everyone: Stay alert!” (Mark 13.33–37 NET)
Therefore stay alert, because you do not know the day or the hour.
“For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. (Matthew 25.13–15 NET)
“Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. (Matthew 24.42 NET)
But stay alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that must happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21.36 NET)
Therefore he said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. And he summoned ten of his slaves, gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’ (Luke 19.12–13 NET)
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Luke 12.40 NET)
Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night and finds them alert, blessed are those slaves! (Luke 12.38 NET)
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