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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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.
Rosellier's comment on 2015-06-23 01:31:47:
I believe that the open door is door of opportunity for the gospel to flourish as a laborer in the Lord 's Harvest. I believe that the mention of "little strength " is not a reproof. as what one commentary stated, but a commendation of meekness and humility in the little human strength that the laborers of the Harvest has, such as they are shunned by the "big and mighty church fellowships whose so called servants of Christ pastors are purely HIRELINGS " of that they as a congregation is not mighty in number but just a measly number thus little corporate strength humanly speaking, but it is obvious here that God is their strength because God found them perfect before his eyes, or did not find any fault with them..
Emmanuel Ititim's comment on 2014-09-05 09:33:32:
I believe this open door to be the LORD 's support for a fragile church, though persecuted and tested they held true to their salvation 2chron.16 9a . An open door of evangelism, faith, an opportunity to glorify JESUS among the unbelievers and draw all men unto HIM.
George Santos's comment on 2013-07-17 04:03:45:
The door itself is our Lord JESUS CHRIST and HE open it for us so that we can come to HIM. How we can come to HIM? To repent in our iniquities and read, study, learn and practice it in our daily life and no one can be separated us to our Lord Jesus Christ if we keep His words in us and even we have a little strength our Lord will save us from the devils works because we keep His mighty name in our hearts. Amen
Emile Gwe's comment on 2012-10-15 22:53:24:
I think the Open door was set as a result of what the people have done. One cannot have a door without a building, so the people had done some building and regard to that, Christ says I will put the door of this building. The open door was a reward of their works. God bless you us as we work faithfully in his vineyard. Amen
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