Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I counsell thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest bee rich, and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakednesse doe not appeare, and anoint thine eyes with eye salue, that thou mayest see.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and {that} the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and `that' the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you are wise you will get from me gold tested by fire, so that you may have true wealth; and white robes to put on, so that your shame may not be seen; and oil for your eyes, so that you may see.
- Basic English Bible

I counsel thee to buy of me gold purified by fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white garments, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not be made manifest; and eye-salve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
- Darby Bible

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not appear; and anoint thy eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore I counsel you to buy of Me gold refined in the fire that you may become rich, and white robes to put on, so as to hide your shameful nakedness, and eye-salve to anoint your eyes with, so that you may be able to see.
- Weymouth Bible

I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich; and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
- World English Bible

Y counsele thee to bie of me brent gold, and preued, that thou be maad riche, and be clothid with whijt clothis, that the confusioun of thi nakidnesse be not seen; and anoynte thin iyen with a collerie, that thou se.
- Wycliffe Bible

I counsel thee to buy from me gold fired by fire, that thou mayest be rich, and white garments that thou mayest be arrayed, and the shame of thy nakedness may not be manifest, and with eye-salve anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:18


3:18 I counsel thee - who art poor, and blind, and naked. To buy of me - Without money or price. Gold purified in the fire - True, living faith, which is purified in the furnace of affliction. And white raiment - True holiness. And eyesalve - Spiritual illumination; the unction of the Holy One, which teacheth all things.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:18


Re 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold. In Christ are "all the treasures of wisdom" (Col 2:3). And white raiment. That they may have the wedding garments (Mt 22:11-13). Anoint thine eyes with eyesalve. The unction of the Holy Spirit (1Jo 2:20).

Discussion for Revelation 3

  • A disciple
    Insight; the example that the Lord uses, of "like a thief in the night," is simply just that! When he sees the world sleeping carelessly and completely unprepared for what's coming... Like a thief in the night, He will break in on them and their world will be shattered and destroyed. The warning is obvious, that we keep awake spiritually, and not be lulled to sleep by the enchantments of the world
  • Insight777
    All things belong to God the creator
  • A disciple
    "I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead." Judgment BEGINS at the house of God: unlike what is so popularly taught among the many who wish to avoid the cross, and the scorn and persecution of the world. Revelation starts with the Lord's convictings and warnings to the Christians to live ready and to walk in truth, with the view toward the things coming on the world.
  • Steve morrow
    REVELATION 3:5 HE THAT OVERCOMETH THE SAME SHALL BE CLOTHED IN WHITE RAIMENT AND I WILL NOT BLOT OUT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE BUT I WILL CONFESS HIS NAME ---- BEFORE MY FATHER ---- AND BEFORE HIS ANGELS 3:21 TO HIM THAT --- OVERCOMETH --- WILL I GRANT TO SIT WITH ME IN MY THRONE EVEN AS I ALSO OVERCAME AND AM SET DOWN WITH MY FATHER IN HIS THRONE
  • BSP
    In verse 17 the Laodiceans thought they were doing good because they were materially well-off. We must put spiritual things first and not material things.
  • Alex
    Time is now. Copair it with the world to day.the church need to be spiritual award and become more holy.repent,pray.fast,trueful.loveable.meicful.

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