24:42 “Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day 1 your Lord will come. 24:43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief 2 was coming, he would have been alert and would not have let his house be broken into. 24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. 3
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3 sn Jesus made clear that his coming could not be timed, and suggested it would take some time – so long, in fact, that some will not be looking for him any longer (at an hour when you do not expect him).