The Faithful Church

“And to the [a]angel of the church in Philadelphia write,

‘These things says (A)He who is holy, (B)He who is true, (C)“He who has the key of David, (D)He who opens and no one shuts, and (E)shuts and no one opens”: (F)“I know your works. See, I have set before you (G)an open door, [b]and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Indeed I will make (H)those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed (I)I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept [c]My command to persevere, (J)I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon (K)the whole world, to test those who dwell (L)on the earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 3:7 Or messenger
  2. Revelation 3:8 NU, M which no one can shut
  3. Revelation 3:10 Lit. the word of My patience

Message to Philadelphia

“And to the angel of the church in (A)Philadelphia write:

(B)He who is holy, (C)who is true, who has (D)the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:

(E)I know your [a]deeds. Behold, I have put before you (F)an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have followed My word, and (G)have not denied My name. Behold, I [b]will make those of (H)the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them (I)come and bow down before your feet, and make them know that (J)I have loved you. 10 Because you have (K)kept (L)My [c]word of perseverance, (M)I also will keep you from the hour of the [d](N)testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole [e](O)world, to [f]test (P)those who live on the earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 3:8 Or deeds (behold...shut), that you have
  2. Revelation 3:9 Lit give
  3. Revelation 3:10 Or instruction
  4. Revelation 3:10 Or temptation
  5. Revelation 3:10 Lit inhabited earth
  6. Revelation 3:10 Or tempt

Message to Philadelphia

“And to the angel (divine messenger) of the church in [a]Philadelphia write:

“These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He who has the key [to the house] of David, He who opens and no one will [be able to] shut, and He who shuts and no one opens:(A)

‘I know your deeds. See, I have set before you an open door which no one is able to shut, for you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not renounced or denied My name.(B) Take note, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and make them know [without any doubt] that I have loved you.(C) 10 Because you have kept the word of My endurance [My command to persevere], I will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial, that hour which is about to come on the whole [inhabited] world, to test those who live on the earth.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 3:7 Philadelphia (modern Alashehir, Turkey) was a commercial center located on elevated ground overlooking the fertile plain of the Hermus (Gediz) River. In 189 b.c. the king of Pergamum established Philadelphia and named the city to honor his brother.

To the Church in Philadelphia

“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia(A) write:

These are the words of him who is holy(B) and true,(C) who holds the key of David.(D) What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds.(E) See, I have placed before you an open door(F) that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.(G) I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan,(H) who claim to be Jews though they are not,(I) but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet(J) and acknowledge that I have loved you.(K) 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you(L) from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world(M) to test(N) the inhabitants of the earth.(O)

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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;

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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But what does it say? (A)“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

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But what does it say? “(A)The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,

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But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach—(A)

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But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,”[a](A) that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 10:8 Deut. 30:14

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

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17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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17 So faith comes from (A)hearing, and hearing by (B)the word [a]of Christ.

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  1. Romans 10:17 Or concerning Christ

17 So faith comes from hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the [preaching of the] message concerning Christ.

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17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message,(A) and the message is heard through the word about Christ.(B)

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17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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But (A)whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God [a]is perfected (B)in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:5 has been completed

but whoever (A)follows His word, in him the (B)love of God has truly been perfected. (C)By this we know that we are in Him:

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But whoever habitually keeps His word and obeys His precepts [and treasures His message in its entirety], in him the love of God has truly been perfected [it is completed and has reached maturity]. By this we know [for certain] that we are in Him:

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But if anyone obeys his word,(A) love for God[a] is truly made complete in them.(B) This is how we know(C) we are in him:

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

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28 But He said, (A)“More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

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