Revelation 3:10

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keepe thee from the houre of temptation, which shall come vpon all the world, to try them that dwell vpon the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that {hour} which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Because thou didst keep the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of trial, that `hour' which is to come upon the whole world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because you have kept my word in quiet strength, I will keep you from the hour of testing which is coming on all the world, to put to the test those who are on earth.
- Basic English Bible

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, *I* also will keep thee out of the hour of trial, which is about to come upon the whole habitable world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
- Darby Bible

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Because in spite of suffering you have guarded My word, I in turn will guard you from that hour of trial which is soon coming upon the whole world, to put to the test the inhabitants of the earth.
- Weymouth Bible

Because you kept my command to endure, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, which is to come on the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
- World English Bible

that Y louyde thee, for thou keptist the word of my pacience. And Y schal kepe thee fro the our of temptacioun, that is to comynge in to al the world, to tempte men that dwellen in erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Because thou didst keep the word of my endurance, I also will keep thee from the hour of the trial that is about to come upon all the world, to try those dwelling upon the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:10


3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience - The word of Christ is indeed a word of patience. I also will keep thee - O happy exemption from that spreading calamity! From the hour of temptation - So that thou shalt not enter into temptation; but it shall pass over thee. The hour denotes the short time of its continuance; that is, at any one place. At every one it was very sharp, though short; wherein the great tempter was not idle, #Rev 2:10|. Which hour shall come upon the whole earth - The whole Roman empire. It went over the Christians, and over the Jews and heathens; though in a very different manner. This was the time of the persecution under the seemingly virtuous emperor Trajan. The two preceding persecutions were under those monsters, Nero and Domitian; but Trajan was so admired for his goodness, and his persecution was of such a nature, that it was a temptation indeed, and did throughly try them that dwelt upon the earth.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:10


Re 3:10 Thou hast kept the word of my patience. Hast endured and kept my word. I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation. Of stern and cruel trial. Some great crisis of trial and sorrow which should come on all the world. We may not know just what our Lord referred to, but we can believe that he fulfilled his promise.

Discussion for Revelation 3:10

  • Michael DeVaughn for verse 10
    God 's word speaks for itself: Patience G5281 steadfastness, endurance, patience. The exact same Greek word used in Rev 13:10 and 14:12. Keep G5083 tereo to guard, to attend to carefully, to observe, to keep one in the state he is in. From G1537 Ek from, away from, out, with denoting the place of origin. Put this phrase together and Jesus is saying "because your faith has already endured and persevered and you haven 't denied my ance meaning they had been tempted to do so I will guard your faith during the hour of temptation trial great tribulation, to come upon and try the whole world. " Look at John 17:15 and you will see the exact same Greek phrase tereo ek. In that verse it 's obvious Jesus meant to protect his apostles while here on earth from the evil. He explicitly said he didn 't want to remove them. So the exact same Greek phrase has to be interpreted in the exact same way.
  • The rapture is not a teaching in the Bible.
  • Barry Amundsen for verse 10
    Jesus endured the cross and drank the cup of God 's punishment for all mankind 's sins and died then rose again from death for us all. We are saved by our faith and continued confidence in Jesus ' finished work for us. Keeping the word of His endurance is maintaining a confidence in that finished work for you and trusting God to save you because of His covenant promise to do so. Jesus is once again confirming in this verse that those who hold on to their confidence in His finished work on the cross will be saved even from the hour of the tribulation period. He does not say that He will be with or guide or protect you through the hour as some are suggesting but keeping from the hour all together requires removal of the faithful believer before the hour can begin. It is not the patient waiting or enduring of US that Jesus promises to reward but our continued confidence in HIS endurance on our behalf that we KEEP the word of and for doing this He rewards all who do it with the promise of removal before the tribulation period starts. NOT keeping the word of His endurance would be to allow yourself to return to any false belief concerning His sacrifice for you. For example returning to a belief that keeping the law will save you would be an example of not keeping the word of His endurance. All who do this type of thing are excluded from His promise to be ruptured before the trib.
  • Harv Klassen for verse 10
    The Body of Christ, both the dead in Christ and those alive will be caught away together as a complete Bride, not split by some the dead escaping the tribulation while others the alive that go thru half or all of the 7 year tribulation. As it was with Noah, the whole family of the righteous escapes. This shows how great is the love of God.
  • Valorie Zurian for verse 10
    Born again believers will not be here during the Tribulation. We must always strive to take the Scripture in context. Greek "peirasmos, " trial temptation i.e. "hour of temptation " which comes upon the whole world. "ek ", "out of " enforces this point of view. Also,see Rev.3 5, 3:12, 3:16. Context is "out of. " "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort one another with these words. " I Thessalonians 4:16-18. In any event, no matter what your point of view, as long as you 're a repentant person who has placed their faith trust in Jesus Christ, we 'll all be together in our Lord 's presence at some point. Amen.
  • I find this hour of temptation is when the devil and his army is thrown down to earth after the battle with Michael. I agree, that it doesn't mean the tribulation, it says more that we are shielded from it, most likely because we are sealed and because we have studied the word enough and knows our Fathers voice enough to get through it. So instead of worrying about it, do what we all are suppose to be doing, stay close to God, make Him #1 in your life above all else.

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