Revelation 3:3

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Remember therefore, how thou hast receiued and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thiefe, and thou shalt not know what houre I will come vpon thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'So remember what you have received and heard; and keep {it,} and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep `it', and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep in mind, then, the teaching which was given to you, and be ruled by it and have a change of heart. If then you do not keep watch, I will come like a thief, and you will have no knowledge of the hour when I will come on you.
- Basic English Bible

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and keep [it] and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come [upon thee] as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I shall come upon thee.
- Darby Bible

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
- Webster's Bible

Be mindful, therefore, of the lessons you have received and heard. Continually lay them to heart, and repent. If, however, you fail to rouse yourself and keep awake, I shall come upon you suddenly like a thief, and you will certainly not know the hour at which I shall come to judge you.
- Weymouth Bible

Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you.
- World English Bible

Therfor haue thou in mynde, hou thou resseyuedist, and herdist; and kepe, and do penaunce. Therfor if thou wake not, Y schal come as a nyyt theef to thee, and thou schalt not wite in what our Y schal come to thee.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Remember, then, how thou hast received, and heard, and be keeping, and reform: if, then, thou mayest not watch, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou mayest not know what hour I will come upon thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:3


3:3 Remember how - Humbly, zealously, seriously. Thou didst receive the grace of God once, and hear - His word. And hold fast - The grace thou hast received. And repent - According to the word thou hast heard.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:3


Re 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard. Remember the teaching formerly received, hold fast, cling to it, and repent of the falling away from it. I will come on thee as a thief. Suddenly; in a sudden judgment.

Discussion for Revelation 3:3

  • Lawrence Rapando for verse 3
    we should always be ready by reading the word of God as our daily bread, repenting through prayers as we waite for Jesus within our spiritual eyes but not with our flesh because our flesh eyes are not watchfully to heavenly things but earthly things.
  • Sugunarao for verse 3
    Here I came to know that God is warning the church in Sardis as they should remember what they heard, and accept the word of God and should repent for in which they are backslide and should ready for Lord' coming. This is for all churches at present.
  • William chabot for verse 3
    Therefore,WATCH (pray,read the BIBLE)REVELATION 18 EXPLAINS WHAT IS COMING TO THIS PRESENT WORLD...SHE IS RIPE FOR JUDGEMENT...PRAISE JEHOVAH !
  • William chabot for verse 3
    Therefore WATCH....or I WILL come upon thee as a thief in the night...Does this explain?

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