1611 King James Version (KJV)

Revelation 3:15

“I know thy workes, that thou art neither cold nor hot, I would thou wert cold or hot.”

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Other Translations

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
- King James Version

'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

  • Servant of God
    The keys of David, that open the door from the visible earthly place to the Spiritual realm, the heavenly Jerusalem. Our works, here, are known, for what is spoken inthe dark shall be announced from the mountaintop! Our first calling is to know God, that he is, and his word is Law, whatever that is altogether. He is God, and there are no gods before him, only servants, who pray night and day.
  • MRP
    THE LORD'S PRAYER : Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. - Put us not to the trial/ test but give us shelter
  • A disciple
    I'm afraid that there are so many willing to "make" Scriptures mean whatever they want; while they wish so bad to escape the way of the cross! As the Apostle said, so I tell you now, even weeping; that they are enemies of the cross of Christ! We are appointed as sheep for the slaughter, to love not our lives unto death; if we might obtain the crown of life. But so many seek to save their lives...
  • MRP
    There is no pre tribulation rapture - but there is a literal,actual,great escape into the wilderness . There will be places of safety from the great tribulation,that being God's judgement upon the world,for them that search and are approved and chosen by God himself . Watch and pray to be found worthy and to recognize the given sign for what it is,the abomination of desolation,and then move out .
  • Nathaniel A Saunders
    I've understood that I must change and turn myself to the Lord Jesus Christ and if I love Jesus I must keep his commandments and the father would love me as well. I also learn that there is NO man who doesn't get reborn he will not be able to enter in the Kingdom of GOD
  • A disciple
    Charles; Don't be afraid, trust in the Lord! He has promised that not one of those which the Father has given Him shall perish; and a bruised reed He will not break, nor will He quench a smoking flax. No one is able to pluck us out of the Father's hand! Keep reading your Bible every day, and resist the devil's temptations by standing on the Scriptures. Never give up!

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