Revelation 3 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Write To Sardis: You Are Alive In Name Only. Remember What You Received. Repent
3 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis, write— These things says the One having the seven Spirits[a] of God and the seven stars. I know your works: that you have a name[b] that you are alive[c], and you are dead. 2 Be[d] keeping-watch, and establish[e] the remaining things which were-about-to die, for I have not found your works fulfilled[f] in the sight of My God. 3 Therefore be remembering how you have received and you heard, and be keeping it, and repent. Therefore if you do not keep-watch, I will come like a thief. And you will never know at what hour I will come upon you. 4 But you have a few names[g] in Sardis who did not stain their garments. And they will walk with Me in white garments, because they are worthy. 5 The one overcoming will in-this-manner clothe himself in white garments. And I will never[h] wipe-out[i] his name from the book of life. And I will confess[j] his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 Let the one having an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
Write To Philadelphia: You Have Kept My Word. I Am Giving You an Opened Door
7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia, write— These things says the Holy One, the True One, the One having the key[k] of David, the One opening and no one will shut, and shutting and no one opens. 8 I know your works[l]. Behold— I have given before you an opened door[m] (which, no one is able to shut it). Because[n] you have a little[o] power[p], and you kept My word, and you did not deny My name, 9 behold— I am giving some[q] from the synagogue of Satan, the ones saying that they are Jews (and they are not), but they are lying. Behold— I will make them so that they will come and worship[r] before your feet, and they may know that I loved you. 10 Because you kept the word of My[s] endurance, I also will keep[t] you from[u] the hour of testing, the hour going-to come upon the whole world to test the ones dwelling upon the earth[v]. 11 I am coming quickly. Be holding-on-to what you have in order that no one may take your crown. 12 The one overcoming— I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never go outside again. And I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God— the new Jerusalem, the one coming down out of heaven from My God— and My new name. 13 Let the one having an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
Write To Laodicea: You Are Lukewarm. Get What You Need From Me. Repent
14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea, write— These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning[w] of the creation of God. 15 I know your works: that you are neither cold nor hot. O-that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am about-to spew you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say that “I am a rich one, and I have become-rich, and I have a need for nothing”, and you do not know that you are the one wretched and pitiable and poor and blind and naked— 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold having been refined by fire in order that you may become-rich, and white garments in order that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed, and eye-salve to rub-in your eyes in order that you may see. 19 I rebuke and discipline[x] all whom I love. Therefore be zealous, and repent. 20 Behold— I stand at the door. And I am knocking. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I also[y] will come-in to him. And I will have-dinner with him, and he with Me. 21 The one overcoming— I will give him authority to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22 Let the one having an ear hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches”.
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