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Revelation 3:1-6 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And to the angel of the church of Sardis write thou, These things saith he, that hath the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars. I know thy works, for thou hast a name, that thou livest, and thou art dead.

Be thou waking, and confirm thou other things, that were to dying [and confirm other things, that were to die]; for I find not thy works full before my God.

Therefore have thou in mind, how thou receivedest, and heardest; and keep, and do penance. Therefore if thou wake not, I shall come as a night thief to thee [Therefore if thou shalt not wake, I shall come to thee as a night thief], and thou shalt not know in what hour I shall come to thee.

But thou hast a few names in Sardis, which have not defouled their clothes; and they shall walk with me in white clothes, for they be worthy.

He that overcometh, shall be clothed thus with white clothes; and I shall not do away his name from the book of life [and I shall not do away his name of the book of life], and I shall acknowledge his name before my Father, and before his angels.

He that hath ears, hear he, what the Spirit saith to the churches.

Revelation 3:1-6 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

He instructs and informs the angels of the three remaining congregations, declaring again the reward of the person who overcomes.

And write to the messenger of the congregation of Sardis: This says he who has the Spirit of God and the seven stars: I know your works. You have a name that you live, and you are dead. Be awake, and strengthen the things that remain, which are ready to die. For I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If you will not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

You have a few names in Sardis that have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will be clothed in white array, and I will not put his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. Let him who has ears hear what the Spirit says to the congregations.

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Revelation 3:1-6 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 The first Epistle sent to the Pastors of the Church of Sardis, 7 of Philadelphia, 14 And of the Laodiceans, 16 that they be not lukewarm, 20 but endeavor to further God’s glory.

[a]And write unto the Angel of the Church which is at [b]Sardis, These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars, [c]I know thy works: for thou hast a [d]name that thou livest, but thou art dead.

Be awake, and strengthen the things which remain, that are [e]ready to die: for I have not found thy work perfect before God.

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

Notwithstanding thou hast a few names yet in Sardis, [f]which have not defiled their garments: and they shall walk with me in [g]white: for they are [h]worthy.

He [i]that overcometh, shall be clothed in white array, and I will not put out his Name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his Angels.

Let him that hath an ear, hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 3:1 The fifth place is unto the Pastors of Sardis. The exordium is taken out of verses 4 and 16 of the first Chap.
  2. Revelation 3:1 Sardis is the name of a most flourishing and famous City, where the Kings of Lydia kept their courts.
  3. Revelation 3:1 The proposition of reproof is in this verse: of exhortation joined with a threatening in the two verses that follow, and of qualification by way of correction unto the comfort of the good which yet remained there, verse 4.
  4. Revelation 3:1 Thou art said to live, but art dead indeed.
  5. Revelation 3:2 Other things, whose state is such, that they are now going, and unless they be confirmed, will perish forthwith.
  6. Revelation 3:4 That is, who have with all religion guarded themselves from sin and moral contagion, even from the very show of evil, as S. Jude exhorteth, verse 23.
  7. Revelation 3:4 Pure from all spot and shining with glory. So it is to be understood always hereafter as in the next verse.
  8. Revelation 3:4 They are meet and fit, to wit, because they are justified in Christ, as they have truly showed it: for he is righteous that worketh righteousness: but so, as the tree bringeth forth fruit. See Rom. 8:18.
  9. Revelation 3:5 The conclusion standing upon a promise and a commandment as before.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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