• Christ an example of.

    Matthew 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

    Matthew 26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

  • Commanded.

    Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

    Revelation 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

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  • Exhortations to.

    1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

    1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

  • God especially requires in ministers.

    Ezekiel 3:17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

    Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

    Mark 13:34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

  • Bible concordance for WATCHFULNESS

  • Ministers exhorted to.

    Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

    2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

  • Faithful ministers exercise.

    Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

  • Faithful ministers approved by.

    Matthew 24:45-46 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

    • With prayer.

      Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

      Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

    • With thanksgiving.

      Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

    • With steadfastness in the faith.

      1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

    • With heedfulness.

      Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

    • With sobriety.

      1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

      1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

    • At all times.

      Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

    • In all things.

      2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

  • Saints pray to be kept in a state of.

    Psalms 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

    • Expected direction from God.

      Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

    • Uncertain time of the coming of Christ.

      Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

      Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

      Mark 13:35-36 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

    • Incessant assaults of the devil.

      1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    • Liability to temptation.

      Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

  • Blessedness of.

    Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

    Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

  • Unfaithful ministers devoid of.

    Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

  • The wicked averse to.

    1 Thessalonians 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

  • Danger of remissness in.

    Matthew 24:48-51 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Matthew 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

    Matthew 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

    Matthew 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

  • Illustrated.

    Luke 12:35-36 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

  • Exemplified.


    Psalms 102:7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.


    Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.


    2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

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