Revelation 2:25
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New International Version
except to hold on to what you have until I come.'

New Living Translation
except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come.

English Standard Version
Only hold fast what you have until I come.

New American Standard Bible
'Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.

King James Bible
But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But hold on to what you have until I come.

International Standard Version
Just hold on to what you have until I come.

NET Bible
However, hold on to what you have until I come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“That which you have, therefore, hold fast until I come.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Just hold on to what you have until I come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But that which ye have already hold fast until I come.

King James 2000 Bible
But that which you have already hold fast till I come.

American King James Version
But that which you have already hold fast till I come.

American Standard Version
Nevertheless that which ye have, hold fast till I come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet that, which you have, hold fast till I come.

Darby Bible Translation
but what ye have hold fast till I shall come.

English Revised Version
Howbeit that which ye have, hold fast till I come.

Webster's Bible Translation
But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

Weymouth New Testament
Only that which you already possess, cling to until I come.

World English Bible
Nevertheless, hold that which you have firmly until I come.

Young's Literal Translation
but that which ye have -- hold ye, till I may come;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:18-29 Even when the Lord knows the works of his people to be wrought in love, faith, zeal, and patience; yet if his eyes, which are as a flame of fire, observe them committing or allowing what is evil, he will rebuke, correct, or punish them. Here is praise of the ministry and people of Thyatira, by One who knew the principles from which they acted. They grew wiser and better. All Christians should earnestly desire that their last works may be their best works. Yet this church connived at some wicked seducers. God is known by the judgments he executes; and by this upon seducers, he shows his certain knowledge of the hearts of men, of their principles, designs, frame, and temper. Encouragement is given to those who kept themselves pure and undefiled. It is dangerous to despise the mystery of God, and as dangerous to receive the mysteries of Satan. Let us beware of the depths of Satan, of which those who know the least are the most happy. How tender Christ is of his faithful servants! He lays nothing upon his servants but what is for their good. There is promise of an ample reward to the persevering, victorious believer; also knowledge and wisdom, suitable to their power and dominion. Christ brings day with him into the soul, the light of grace and of glory, in the presence and enjoyment of him their Lord and Saviour. After every victory let us follow up our advantage against the enemy, that we may overcome and keep the works of Christ to the end.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - Howbeit. Not simply ἀλλά or δέ, but πλήν, which occurs nowhere else in St. John's writings. Although no other burden than this is imposed, yet remember what it implies. Hold fast the love, and faith, and service, and patience, and the growth in these virtues, for which thou hast been commended (ver. 19). Comp. Revelation 3:11, where a similar charge is given to the Church at Philadelphia. The Greek for "till I come" is remarkable - ἄχρις οῦ α}ν ἤξω; where the α}ν conveys a touch of indefiniteness as to the date specified - until the time whensoever I shall come. We have a similar construction in 1 Corinthians 15:25.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But that which ye have already,.... Which was something good, even the faithful word, the form of sound words, the mystery and doctrine of faith; this they had received from Christ and his apostles; they had it in their hearts, and a comfortable experience of the truth and power of it, and had made a profession of it, which they now held, and are here exhorted to hold fast:

hold fast till I come; meaning the coming of Christ, either at the Reformation by Luther, Calvin, and others, which began at the close of this church state, when the hands and hearts of those professors would be more strengthened, which seems to be the first sense of the words; or to judge Jezebel, destroy antichrist, which will be by the brightness of his coming; till which time the doctrine of the Gospel is to be held fast: and such an exhortation will be always necessary, since, till then, there will be always more or less an opposition to it, and attempts made to wrest it out of the hands of its professors, to cause them to hesitate about it, and to intimidate them in the profession of it, by loading them with reproaches, calumnies, and persecution.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. that which ye have already—(Jude 3, end).

hold fast—do not let go from your grasp, however false teachers may wish to wrest it from you.

till I come—when your conflict with evil will be at an end. The Greek implies uncertainty as to when He shall come.

Revelation 2:25 Additional Commentaries
Message to the Church in Thyatira
24'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them-- I place no other burden on you. 25'Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. 26'He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS;…
Cross References
John 21:22
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me."

John 21:23
Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?"

Revelation 3:11
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
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