Revelation 3:7

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And to the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia write, These things saith he that is Holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of Dauid, he that openeth, and no man shutteth, and shutteth, and no man openeth;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and none shall shut, and that shutteth and none openeth:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia say: These things says he who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, opening the door so that it may be shut by no one, and shutting it so that it may be open to no one.
- Basic English Bible

And to the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things saith the holy, the true; he that has the key of David, he who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open:
- Darby Bible

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth:
- Webster's Bible

To the minister of the Church at Philadelphia write as follows: `This is what the holy One and the true says--He who has the key of David--He who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open.
- Weymouth Bible

To the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens and no one can shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says these things:
- World English Bible

And to the aungel of the chirche of Filadelfie write thou, These thingis seith the hooli and trewe, that hath the keie of Dauid; which openeth, and no man closith, he closith, and no man openith.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write: These things saith he who is holy, he who is true, he who is having the key of David, he who is opening and no one doth shut, and he shutteth and no one doth open!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:7


3:7 The holy one, the true one - Two great and glorious names He that hath the key of David - A master of a family, or a prince, has one or more keys, wherewith he can open and shut all the doors of his house or palace. So had David a key, a token of right and sovereignty, which was afterward adjudged to Eliakim, #Isaiah 22:22|. Much more has Christ, the Son of David, the key of the spiritual city of David, the New Jerusalem; the supreme right, power, and authority, as in his own house. He openeth this to all that overcome, and none shutteth: he shutteth it against all the fearful, and none openeth. Likewise when he openeth a door on earth for his works or his servants, none can shut; and when he shutteth against whatever would hurt or defile, none can open.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:7


Re 3:7 THE CHURCH AT PHILADELPHIA The church in Philadelphia. This city was in the interior, southeast of Sardis, and had never attained the eminence of most of the other seats of the Seven Churches. That the church itself was poor and wanting in worldly endowments seems to be indicated by Re 3:8. Yet this church and that of Smyrna alone escape censure. Philadelphia is yet a city of 18,000 inhabitants, though bearing a Turkish name, has five churches and a Christian population of about 3,000. He that hath the key of David. See PNT "Re 1:18". The key of the kingdom of God as the Son of David. Hence he only opens and shuts, or determines who shall enter in, or be shut out.

Discussion for Revelation 3

  • 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.
  • Megan fox bun hairstyle
    I do accept as true with all the concepts you have presented on your post. They're very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very brief for starters. Could you please extend them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.
  • Collins
    How amazing is the word of God! truly everything that happens in our lives its Him who allows and its for good for them who love Him and are the called according to his purpose. see verse 19. God thank you for your grace upon us. without God we are nothing . He describes us as dust, indeed i am. its only Him who strengths me and with Him we have the confidence to enter his holiest . AMEN AMEN AMEN
  • Festus
    wow heavenly Dad I like your commandments

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