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

  • Word
    God watches the churches to this day and the messengers report to Him. There are two churches that God loved 2 vs 9 and 3 vs 9 because they knew the key of David.
  • Agnes
    I do agree with Charles to an extent. The 7 churches definitely speaks of people today. Not so much as different generations but different types of people living in every generation. You will find some of every one of those churches in this day and age as well as in the past.
  • CHARLES ROBERT NORTHUP
    I perceive thru the Spirit that the seven Churches are seven periods or generations of the Church that depicted the condition of their times,and can be used to tell how close the end is,by comparing our lifestyle to the correct Church,(of the 7),spoken of in Rev..
  • Word
    Paula Muncey that verse is for those that wait for the true CHRIST. Many Christians will go with the world when the first false messiah shows up with supernatural powers. Satan will deceive the world with power and looking like the Lamb but he is the dragon speaking lies with twisting the scriptures. And that is not hard to do with the preachers we have today helping him and getting the people ready for Satans deception.
  • Paula Muncey
    Look at Revelation 3:10 again. In the Greek the word keep means to guard from loss or injury. The word from means the point in time when an action begins. So we could understand this verse to mean guarding from injury starting at the hour of temptation. In other words, one could actually understand this verse to mean that God protects His people during the Tribulation.
  • Rodion Ponomariev for verse 16
    Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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