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v. Observe, keep vigil, guard, wait, look for; (watchful: adj. being alert) As in: See
n. vigil, guards, time, on guard, small timepiece, period of duty for ship's crew
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WATCH [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

Watchings: (2 Corinthians 6:5), lit. "sleeplessnesses," the result of "manual labour, teaching, travelling, meditating, praying, cares, and the like" (Meyer's Com.).

WATCH [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

woch ('ashmurah, 'ashmoreth; phulake): A division of the night.
The night was originally divided into three watches (Judges 7:19), but later into four, as we find in the New Testament (Matthew 14:25; Mark 6:48). We do not know the limits of the watches in the first division, but the middle watch probably began two hours before midnight and ended two hours after. The fourfold division was according to the Roman system, each of which was a fourth part of the night.
See TIME .

"Watch" is also the guard placed on watch (mishmar, Nehemiah 4:9; koustodia, from Latin custodia, Matthew 27:65-66; 28:11).

It sometimes refers to the act of watching, as in 2 Kings 11:6-7 (mishmereth); Luke 2:8 (phulake).

"Watch" is also used figuratively, as in Psalms 141:3 for restraint:

"Set a watch, O Yahweh, before my mouth" (shomrah).
See WARD .

H. Porter

WATCH [Thompson Chain Reference]

    * For the Coming of Christ, Reasons for
          o The Uncertainty of the Time of
                + Matthew 25:13
                + Mark 13:33
          o Reward Promised the Vigilant
                + Luke 12:37
          o The Children of Light will no Sleep
                + 1 Thessalonians 5:5
                + 1 Thessalonians 5:6
          o The Imminence of the Advent
                + Revelation 3:11
          o His Appearance will be Unexpected
                + Revelation 16:15
    * Against Sin and Temptation
          o Deuteronomy 4:9
          o Psalms 39:1
          o Matthew 26:41
          o Acts 20:31
          o 1 Corinthians 10:12
          o 1 Corinthians 16:13
          o Colossians 4:2
          o 1 Peter 5:8
          o Revelation 3:2


    * (for men to entrap them)
    * 1 Samuel 18:9
    * Psalms 37:32
    * Isaiah 29:20
    * Jeremiah 20:10
    * Mark 3:2
    * Luke 14:1
    * Luke 20:20
    * SEE Net
    * SEE Plots Laid
    * SEE Snares Laid 

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