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

  • Elijah
    Dewey, Praises be unto God and His son and savior. These things were spoken in the word of God but in considering these words I must add it is also it is also written, "For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour." It is of no significance that men are called gods because Satan declared it from the beginning," and ye shall be as gods," Gen, 3:5
  • Dewey J
    Elijah, to finish that scripture Gal.2:20 ...the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. Ep. 2:8,9 "For by grace are he saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:v9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ro.10:4 says," For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth".
  • Dewey J
    Elijah, I meant John 10:34,35,36. Also,Psalms 82:6,7 same subject about men which Jesus used to make a greater revelation about himself. John 1:17 says, "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.St. Paul said in Gal.2:20 "I am crucified with Christ:nevertheless I live yet not I but Christ live in me and the life that I now live In the flesh I live by faith in the...
  • Dewey J
    Elijah, good point this is not clear in many scriptures so let's start with what Jesus said to the religious rulers in his generation. In. 10:34, 35, 36. If he (God) called them gods; unto whom the word of God came , (men) and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, thou blasphemes;because I said, I am the Son of God.See Psalms 82:6
  • A disciple
    Elijah; I read your response to my post. The Angels who are charged with keeping us and bringing us the things we need from God; as God has given all provision for our life and success by grace; the WORD is our responsibility Luke 10:20. Just as it was for the Israelites who were seduced to sin with the Moabitish women; men put themselves outside of God's favor and protection they are responsible.
  • Elijah
    Dewey, were in scripture do you find this interpretation? Jesus refers to the pastors or men of the churches as angels. Jesus is speaking by his faith which all Christians live by. It does not infer this in the scripture that you referenced. To the law and to the testimony Isa.8:20

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