Revelation 16:15

“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I come as a thiefe. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, least hee walke naked, and they see his shame.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

("Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.)"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walked naked, and they see his shame.)
- American Standard Version (1901)

(See, I come as a thief. Happy is he who is watching and keeps his robes, so that he may not go unclothed, and his shame be seen.)
- Basic English Bible

(Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watches and keeps his garments, that he may not walk naked, and that they [may not] see his shame.)
- Darby Bible

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
- Webster's Bible

("I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the man who keeps awake and guards his raiment for fear he walk about ill-clad, and his uncomeliness become manifest.")
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn't walk naked, and they see his shame.
- World English Bible

Lo! Y come, as a niyt theefe. Blessid is he that wakith, and kepith hise clothis, that he wandre not nakid, and that thei se not the filthhed of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

`lo, I do come as a thief; happy [is] he who is watching, and keeping his garments, that he may not walk naked, and they may see his unseemliness,' --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 16:15


16:15 Behold, I come as a thief - Suddenly, unexpectedly. Observe the beautiful abruptness. I - Jesus Christ. Hear him. Happy is he that watcheth. - Looking continually for him that cometh quickly. And keepeth on his garments - Which men use to put off when they sleep. Lest he walk naked, and they see his shame - Lest he lose the graces which he takes no care to keep, and others see his sin and punishment.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 16:15


Re 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. This is interposed in order to give a place for exhortation to be always ready. The Lamb comes when men do not see him.

Discussion for Revelation 16

  • A disciple
    Alex; Sentimental and wishful thinking is not how we understand and seek the things of God. Remember Peter's well wishing toward Jesus, and how he thought the talk about going to the cross was something to be rejected, like it was just "negative thinking?"The cross was the only way to save us from sin; so too it is only by utter destruction of fire that the wicked and all cause of sin be removed.
  • Alex
    Disciple there are too many scriptures that say this earth is gonna abide forever,seed tine and harvest forever, Davids saw this earth at REST and full of his Glory, Isaiah says Knowledge shall cover the earth as the waters cover the seas,but Jesus is very bold and says thy kingdom come thy will be done (right here on this earth)The ferverent heats is his baptism of fire, his lake of fire etc gb
  • A disciple
    In the Law of the LORD it is written, that the wicked shall be punished by the same evil that they thought to do to others; and so the first vial of wrath is for all their cruelties and poisoning the world. "..upon the men who had the character or stamp of the beast..ULCERS; injurious to health, having a bad odor, extremely serious or worrying in its effects, hard to bear, very severe, painful.."
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:68 then SIMON PETER answered him LORD to whom shall we go thou hast the words of eternal life ROMANS 11:19 thou wilt say then the branches were broken off that I might be graffed in --11:20-- well because of unbelief they were broken off and thou standest by faith be not highminded but fear --11:21-- for if GOD spared not the natural branches --- take heed lest he also spare not thee ---
  • Stephen Botts
    A child of the King need not fear the judgments foretold in the book of Holy Scripture. We are kept by His Blood!

    "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand".-John 10:28
  • BSP
    Verse 12: This prophecy foretold that the "waters" of Babylon the Great would dry up. Many people would no longer support Babylon the Great or false religion.

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