Revelation 3:8

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I know thy workes: behold, I haue set before thee an open doore, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my Name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I know thy works (behold, I have set before thee a door opened, which none can shut), that thou hast a little power, and didst keep my word, and didst not deny my name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have knowledge of your works (see, I have put before you an open door which may be shut by no one), and that you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have been true to my name.
- Basic English Bible

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an opened door, which no one can shut, because thou hast a little power, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
- Darby Bible

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
- Webster's Bible

I know your doings. I have put an opened door in front of you, which no one can shut; because you have but a little power, and yet you have guarded My word and have not disowned Me.
- Weymouth Bible

I know your works (behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one can shut), that you have a little power, and kept my word, and didn't deny my name.
- World English Bible

I woot thi werkis, and lo! Y yaf bifore thee a dore opened, which no man may close; for thou hast a litil vertu, and hast kept my word, and denyest not my name.
- Wycliffe Bible

I have known thy works; lo, I have set before thee a door -- opened, and no one is able to shut it, because thou hast a little power, and didst keep my word, and didst not deny my name;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:8


3:8 I have given before thee an opened door - To enter into the joy of thy Lord; and, meantime, to go on unhindered in every good work. Thou hast a little strength - But little outward human strength; a little, poor, mean, despicable company. Yet thou hast kept my word - Both in judgment and practice.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:8


Re 3:8 I have set before thee an open door. Compare Ac 14:27 1Co 16:9 2Co 2:12 Col 4:3. The open door means great opportunities; generally for preaching the gospel. It probably means here, a way opened to convert the Gentiles. For thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word. Through their strength was not great, they had remained faithful in much opposition. And hast not denied my name. The Pagan authorities often tested Christians by commanding them to blaspheme the name of Christ under penalty of death.

Discussion for Revelation 3

  • 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.
  • Norm
    Do not be deceived and lean not on thine own understanding as God teaches both are unrighteous: Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour is the spirit of prophecy and knows His flock: The church in Philadelphia is here and will be shielded from the wrath of Great tribulation of hell that cometh upon all the nations of the whole earth. The Spirit of Christ Jesus is in the flesh today and will remove His church which is scattered about. JESUS SAVES. 2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
  • Bojan
    can anyone tell me what happen to the church from revelation 3:10?if anyone thinks that this is to the rapture than it passed 2000 years ago because this is promise to 1 church of 7 almost 2000 years ago.anyone knows what happens to each of them?

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