Revelation 3:4

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou hast a few names euen in Sardis, which haue not defiled their garments, and they shall walke with me in white: for they are worthy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thou hast a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments: and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you have some names in Sardis who have kept clean their robes; and as a reward they will go in white with me.
- Basic English Bible

But thou hast a few names in Sardis which have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with me in white, because they are worthy.
- Darby Bible

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
- Webster's Bible

Yet you have in Sardis a few who have not soiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white; for they are worthy.
- Weymouth Bible

Nevertheless you have a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
- World English Bible

But thou hast a fewe names in Sardis, whiche han not defoulid her clothis; and thei schulen walke with me in whijt clothis, for thei ben worthi.
- Wycliffe Bible

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis who did not defile their garments, and they shall walk with me in white, because they are worthy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:4


3:4 Yet thou hast a few names - That is, persons. But though few, they had not separated themselves from the rest; otherwise, the angel of Sardis would not have had them. Yet it was no virtue of his, that they were unspotted; whereas it was his fault that they were but few. Who have not defiled their garments - Either by spotting themselves, or by partaking of other men's sins. They shall walk with me in white - in joy; in perfect holiness; in glory. They are worthy - A few good among many bad are doubly acceptable to God. O how much happier is this worthiness than that mentioned, #Rev 16:6|.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:4


Re 3:4 Thou hast a few names. Persons. Though the church as a whole is condemned, there were true saints who were commended. Which have not defiled their garments. Not been defiled by sin. They shall walk with me in white. In the robes of purity and triumph.

Discussion for Revelation 3

  • Dewey J
    A disciple, amen nothing is significant in scripture except what God says! Glory be to God in the highest!
  • A disciple
    Elijah; to what you wrote, (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) God calls them gods to whom the Word of God comes and the Scriptures cannot be broken; I'd say that it is extremely significant, and has to do with being the children of God. The great ones of the heathen are no gods but the works of men.
  • 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

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