Revelation 3:15

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I know thy workes, that thou art neither cold nor hot, I would thou wert cold or hot.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have knowledge of your works, that you are not cold or warm: it would be better if you were cold or warm.
- Basic English Bible

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.
- Darby Bible

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
- Webster's Bible

I know your doings--you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot!
- Weymouth Bible

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.
- World English Bible

I woot thi werkis, for nether thou art cold, nether thou art hoot; Y wolde that thou were could, ethir hoot;
- Wycliffe Bible

I have known thy works, that neither cold art thou nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:15


3:15 I know thy works - Thy disposition and behaviour, though thou knowest it not thyself. That thou art neither cold - An utter stranger to the things of God, having no care or thought about them. Nor hot - As boiling water: so ought we to be penetrated and heated by the fire of love. O that thou wert - This wish of our Lord plainly implies that he does not work on us irresistibly, as the fire does on the water which it heats. Cold or hot - Even if thou wert cold, without any thought or profession of religion, there would be more hope of thy recovery.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:15


Re 3:15 I know thy works. The same statement has been made of all the churches, but in all the others there has been something to praise. Thou art neither cold nor hot. Neither acting hostile to Christ, nor zealous for Him. I would thou wert cold or hot. Christ would rather that men should be opposers than formal, apathetic professors.

Discussion for Revelation 3

  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The letters are the condition of the churches since the Apostles started them, through persecution,apostacy,reformation and finally churches who CAN know truth if they sought but don't really care either way. It's a complete history similar to the four horses. The first decent church lost its way within 100 yrs or so after Christ and it's getting no better. Protestants don't know why they are they
  • Bonnie Zouaghi
    This is one of my favorite books of the Bible and this site the best I've foundt.
  • Donkor
    Chapter two and three need not be made complicated. They simple inform ALL of the rewards and
    Punishment that are coming and not to think that our works and acts are hidden. God would that ALL be saved and so has ever forwarned.
  • Star
    These churches are alot like today. Make sure you are receiving the true word of God.


  • Kimberly Reed
    I love it.it help me to understand what I was struggling with my life. Lord is everlasting love and understanding. Through those scriptures he opened my eyes let me understand.
  • AJ
    The letters were written by John, as given by Our Lord Jesus, to Churches that existed then but I also believe that the Churches are Church ages that we will all go through. The Seven Church styles as it were. This is from Pentecost Acts 2 to the "Rapture" foretold in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

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