Revelation 3:3
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English Standard Version
Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

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

American Standard Version
Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep it , and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe, and do penance. If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.

English Revised Version
Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep it, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

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

Weymouth New Testament
Be mindful, therefore, of the lessons you have received and heard. Continually lay them to heart, and repent. If, however, you fail to rouse yourself and keep awake, I shall come upon you suddenly like a thief, and you will certainly not know the hour at which I shall come to judge you.

Revelation 3:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Thou hast received and heard (εἴληφας καὶ ἤκουσας)

The former of these verbs is in the perfect tense: thou hast received the truth as a permanent deposit. It remains with thee whether thou regardest it or not. The latter verb is ill the aorist tense, didst hear (so Rev.), denoting merely the act of hearing when it took place.

Watch

See on Revelation 3:2.

On thee

Omit.

As a thief (ὡς κλέπτης)

Thief, as distinguished from hp λῃστής robber, a plunderer on a larger scale, who secures his booty not by stealth, but by violence. Hence the word is appropriate here to mark the unexpected and stealthy coming of the Lord. Compare 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:4; 2 Peter 3:10.

Thou shalt not know what hour l will come upon thee

The Greek proverb says that the feet of the avenging deities are shod with wool. The sentiment is voiced in the two following fragments from Aeschylus:

"Whether one sleep or walk or sit at ease,

Unseen and voiceless Justice dogs his steps,

Striking athwart his path from right or left;

Nor what is foully done will night conceal:

continued...

Revelation 3:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Remember. See on ch.

Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly...

Ezekiel 16:61-63 Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder and your younger...

Ezekiel 20:43 And there shall you remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein you have been defiled...

Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good...

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

2 Peter 1:13 Yes, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

2 Peter 3:1 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

and hold.

Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

See on ch.

Revelation 2:25 But that which you have already hold fast till I come.

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings...

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

repent.

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

See on ch.

Revelation 2:5,21,22 Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly...

I will.

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Matthew 24:42,43 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come...

Luke 12:39,40 And this know, that if the manager of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched...

1 Thessalonians 5:2,4,5,6 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night...

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise...

know.

Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.

Mark 13:33,36 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is...

Cross References
Matthew 24:43
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into.

Luke 12:39
But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.

1 Thessalonians 5:2
For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

1 Thessalonians 5:4
But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief.

2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Revelation 2:5
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

Revelation 3:2
Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.

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