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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
And to the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia write, These things saith he that is Holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of Dauid, he that openeth, and no man shutteth, and shutteth, and no man openeth;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
- New American Standard Version (1995)
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and none shall shut, and that shutteth and none openeth:
- American Standard Version (1901)
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia say: These things says he who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, opening the door so that it may be shut by no one, and shutting it so that it may be open to no one.
- Basic English Bible
And to the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things saith the holy, the true; he that has the key of David, he who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open:
- Darby Bible
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth:
- Webster's Bible
To the minister of the Church at Philadelphia write as follows: `This is what the holy One and the true says--He who has the key of David--He who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open.
- Weymouth Bible
To the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens and no one can shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says these things:
- World English Bible
And to the aungel of the chirche of Filadelfie write thou, These thingis seith the hooli and trewe, that hath the keie of Dauid; which openeth, and no man closith, he closith, and no man openith.
- Wycliffe Bible
`And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things saith he who is holy, he who is true, he who is having the key of David, he who is opening and no one doth shut, and he shutteth and no one doth open!
- Youngs Literal Bible
3:7 The holy one, the true one - Two great and glorious names He that hath the key of David - A master of a family, or a prince, has one or more keys, wherewith he can open and shut all the doors of his house or palace. So had David a key, a token of right and sovereignty, which was afterward adjudged to Eliakim, #Isaiah 22:22|. Much more has Christ, the Son of David, the key of the spiritual city of David, the New Jerusalem; the supreme right, power, and authority, as in his own house. He openeth this to all that overcome, and none shutteth: he shutteth it against all the fearful, and none openeth. Likewise when he openeth a door on earth for his works or his servants, none can shut; and when he shutteth against whatever would hurt or defile, none can open.
Re 3:7 THE CHURCH AT PHILADELPHIA The church in Philadelphia. This city was in the interior, southeast of Sardis, and had never attained the eminence of most of the other seats of the Seven Churches. That the church itself was poor and wanting in worldly endowments seems to be indicated by Re 3:8. Yet this church and that of Smyrna alone escape censure. Philadelphia is yet a city of 18,000 inhabitants, though bearing a Turkish name, has five churches and a Christian population of about 3,000. He that hath the key of David. See PNT "Re 1:18". The key of the kingdom of God as the Son of David. Hence he only opens and shuts, or determines who shall enter in, or be shut out.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-02-11 08:17:29:
There are two churches, of the seven that escaped rebuke by the Lord: Smyrna, and Philadelphia. Jesus has proclaimed that He alone has the Key of David to the Kingdom, and He will open to those who are faithful until the end. This gospel must be published in all nations, then the end will come. He will shut the door, and then the judgments shall come upon all those that dwell on the Earth. Jesus said behold I come quickly, hold fast what thou has, and see that no man will steal thy crown. Ye shall be our crown of rejoicing when we see Jesus. Watch and pray for you know not what hour the Lord shall come.
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