"But about that day or hour no one knows,
neither the angels in heaven nor the son, but only the Father.
Watch, keep awake; for you do not know when the time is.
It is like a person away from home leaving his house
and giving his servants authority, to each his work,
and he commands the doorkeeper to be alert.
"Therefore be alert;
for you do not know when the lord of the house is coming,
whether late or at midnight or at cockcrow or in the morning;
lest coming suddenly he should find you sleeping.
And what I tell you, I tell everyone: be alert."
"But about that day and hour no one knows,
neither the angels of heaven nor the son, but only the Father.
For as it was in the days of Noah,
so will be the presence of the human son.
For as they were in those days before the flood
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
until the day Noah entered the ark,
and they knew nothing until the flood came and took all,
so also will be the presence of the human son.
"Then there will be two in the field,
one is taken and one is left;
two will be grinding in the mill,
one is taken and one is left.
"Therefore be alert,
because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming."
"Pay attention to yourselves lest your hearts become burdened
with dissipation and drunkenness and the anxieties of life,
and that day appear to you suddenly like a trap;
for it will come upon everyone
sitting on the face of all the earth.
"But be awake in every season
asking that you may be able to escape
all these things that are about to happen,
and be able to stand in front of the human son."
Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away,
and the one above it will pass away;
and the dead do not live, and the living will not die.
In the days when you were eating a dead one, you made it alive;
when you come into the light, what will you do?
On the day when you were one, you made the two.
But when you have become two, what will you do?"
The disciples said to Jesus,
"Tell us how our end will occur."
Jesus said, "Have you then discovered the beginning
so that you inquire about the end?
For where the beginning is, there will be the end.
Blessed is the one who will stand at the beginning,
and one will know the end and will not taste death."
Jesus said, "Blessed are the single ones and the elect,
for you will find the sovereignty;
because you come from it, you will go into it again."
"And be aware that if the master of the house
knew in what watch the thief was coming,
he would be alert
and would not have allowed him to break into this house.
For this reason also you be ready,
because in the hour you do not think, the human son is coming.
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant
whom the lord put in charge of his household
to give them food in season?
Blessed is that servant
whom when his lord comes will find him doing so;
amen, I tell you that
he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
"But if that bad servant says in his heart, 'My lord delays,'
and begins to hit his fellow servants,
and eats and drinks with those getting drunk,
the lord of that servant will come on a day he does not expect
and in an hour he is not aware of,
and he will cut him in two
and put his part with the hypocrites;
there will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
"Then the sovereignty of heaven will be like ten virgins,
who taking their lamps
went out to a meeting with the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
For the fools taking their lamps did not take oil with them.
But the wise took oil in flasks with their lamps.
"And the bridegroom being delayed
they all dozed off and slept.
And in the middle of the night there was a shout:
'Look, the bridegroom is going out to a meeting.'
"Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
And the fools said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.'
"But the wise answered saying,
'There may not be enough for us and for you;
go instead to those selling and buy for yourselves.'
And while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came,
and the ones who were ready went in with him to the wedding,
and the door was shut.
"Later the rest of the virgins also came
saying, 'Lord, lord, open for us.'
"But answering he said,
'Amen, I tell you, I do not know you.'
Therefore be alert, for you do not know the day nor the hour.