Revelation 3:20

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I stand at the doore, and knocke: if any man heare my voyce, and open the doore, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I am waiting at the door and giving the sign; if my voice comes to any man's ears and he makes the door open, I will come in to him, and will take food with him and he with me.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, I stand at the door and am knocking; if any one hear my voice and open the door, I will come in unto him and sup with him, and he with me.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: If any man shall hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
- Webster's Bible

I am now standing at the door and am knocking. If any one listens to My voice and opens the door, I will go in to be with him and will feast with him, and he shall feast with Me.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.
- World English Bible

Lo! Y stonde at the dore, and knocke; if ony man herith my voys, and openith the yate to me, Y shal entre to hym, and soupe with hym, and he with me.
- Wycliffe Bible

lo, I have stood at the door, and I knock; if any one may hear my voice, and may open the door, I will come in unto him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:20


3:20 I stand at the door, and knock - Even at this instant; while he is speaking this word. If any man open - Willingly receive me. I will sup with him - Refreshing him with my graces and gifts, and delighting myself in what I have given. And he with me - In life everlasting.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:20


Re 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. The language implies that Christ is near. If they will open the door by repentance he is ready to enter and bless. If any man shall hear my voice, and open the door. Hear and obey. Then the Lord will enter, and they shall partake together of the richness of the feast.

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.