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

  • 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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