Revelation 3:2
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New International Version
Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.

King James Bible
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Darby Bible Translation
Be watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, which are about to die, for I have not found thy works complete before my God.

World English Bible
Wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my God.

Young's Literal Translation
become watching, and strengthen the rest of the things that are about to die, for I have not found thy works fulfilled before God.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Be watchful - Ye have lost ground by carelessness and inattention. Awake, and keep awake!

Strengthen the things which remain - The convictions and good desires, with any measure of the fear of God and of a tender conscience, which, although still subsisting, are about to perish, because the Holy Spirit, who is the author of them, being repeatedly grieved, is about finally to depart.

Thy works perfect - Πεπληρωμενα· Filled up. They performed duties of all kinds, but no duty completely. They were constantly beginning, but never brought any thing to a proper end. Their resolutions were languid, their strength feeble, and their light dim. They probably maintained their reputation before men, but their works were not perfect before God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

watchful.

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.

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Isaiah 62:6,7 I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD...

Ezekiel 34:8-10,16 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field...

Zechariah 11:16 For, see, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one...

Matthew 24:42-51 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come...

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

Mark 13:33-37 Take you heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is...

Acts 20:28-31 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

2 Timothy 4:1-4 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom...

1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be you therefore sober, and watch to prayer.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

strengthen.

Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love.

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people...

Job 4:4-5 Your words have upheld him that was falling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees...

Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should assuage your grief.

Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

Luke 22:31,32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat...

Acts 18:23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order...

thy works.

1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods...

1 Kings 15:3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God...

2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

Isaiah 57:12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.

Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Matthew 6:2-4 Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets...

Matthew 23:5,28-38 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments...

Library
August 5. "If any Man Hear My Voice and Open the Door I Will Come into Him and Will Sup with Him and He with Me" (Rev. Iii. 20).
"If any man hear My voice and open the door I will come into him and will sup with him and he with Me" (Rev. iii. 20). Some of us are starving, and wondering why the Holy Spirit does not fill us. We have plenty coming in, but we do not give it out. Give out the blessing you have, start larger plans for service and blessing, and you will soon find that the Holy Ghost is before you, and He will "prevent you with the blessings of goodness," and give you all that He can trust you to give away to others.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Loved Ones Chastened
The fact is, that this world is not the place of punishment. There may now and then be eminent judgments; but as a rule God does not in the present state fully punish any man for sin. He allows the wicked to go on in their wickedness; he throws the reins upon their necks; he lets them go on unbridled in their lusts; some checks of conscience there may be; but these are rather, as monitions than as punishments. And, on the other hand, he casts the Christian down; he gives the most afflictions to the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Inspiration.
"And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write, These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God."-- Rev. iii. 1. We do not speak here of the New Testament. Nothing has contributed more to falsify and undermine faith in the Scripture and the orthodox view concerning it than the unhistoric and unnatural practise of considering the Scripture of the Old and the New Testament at the same time. The Old Testament appears first; then came the Word in the flesh; and only after that the Scripture
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Laodicea
We reach, in this last Epistle, the lowest point of Judah's degradation, in that long line of departure from God, from the day Israel left her "first love," even the day of her espousals, when brought forth out of Egypt, down, down through one vast scene of idolatry and judgment, until we find that nation described in the Epistle to the Assembly in Laodicea in a condition of spiritual destitution such as characterised the People in the period of the Minor Prophets. Indeed, so complete is the correspondence,
E.W. Bullinger—Commentary on Revelation

Cross References
Revelation 3:1
"To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

Revelation 3:3
Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

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