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

New Living Translation
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.

English Standard Version
I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.

New American Standard Bible
'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

King James Bible
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one takes your crown.

International Standard Version
I am coming soon! Hold on to what you have so that no one takes your victor's crown.

NET Bible
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I come at once. Hold fast whatever you have, lest someone take your crown.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am coming soon! Hold on to what you have so that no one takes your crown.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, I come quickly; hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

American King James Version
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

American Standard Version
I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Darby Bible Translation
I come quickly: hold fast what thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

English Revised Version
I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Weymouth New Testament
I am coming quickly: cling to that which you already possess, so that your wreath of victory be not taken away from you.

World English Bible
I am coming quickly! Hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your crown.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I come quickly, be holding fast that which thou hast, that no one may receive thy crown.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:7-13 The same Lord Jesus has the key of government and authority in and over the church. He opens a door of opportunity to his churches; he opens a door of utterance to his ministers; he opens a door of entrance, opens the heart. He shuts the door of heaven against the foolish, who sleep away their day of grace; and against the workers of iniquity, how vain and confident soever they may be. The church in Philadelphia is commended; yet with a gentle reproof. Although Christ accepts a little strength, yet believers must not rest satisfied in a little, but strive to grow in grace, to be strong in faith, giving glory to God. Christ can discover this his favour to his people, so that their enemies shall be forced to acknowledge it. This, by the grace of Christ, will soften their enemies, and make them desire to be admitted into communion with his people. Christ promises preserving grace in the most trying times, as the reward of past faithfulness; To him that hath shall be given. Those who keep the gospel in a time of peace, shall be kept by Christ in an hour of temptation; and the same Divine grace that has made them fruitful in times of peace, will make them faithful in times of persecution. Christ promises a glorious reward to the victorious believer. He shall be a monumental pillar in the temple of God; a monument of the free and powerful grace of God; a monument that shall never be defaced or removed. On this pillar shall be written the new name of Christ; by this will appear, under whom the believer fought the good fight, and came off victorious.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - I come quickly. Contrast μαι σοι (Revelation 2:5, 16), which is a threat, with ἔρχομαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς (John 14:28; comp. Revelation 16:7; Revelation 17:11, 13) and ἔρχομαι used absolutely (Revelation 3:11; Revelation 22:7, 11, 29), which is a promise. Here the declaration is one of encouragement to the Church - her trial will be short; her reward is near at hand (see notes on Revelation 1:1). Hold fast. The same verb (κρατεῖν with the accusative) as in Revelation 2:1, 13, 14, 15, 25. The epistle of Ignatius shows that this warning was needed. Owing to the stubborn Judaism of some in the Philadelphian Church, the central truths of the gospel were in danger. Take thy crown. Not merely "take away" (α{ρῃ) from thee (1 John 3:5), but "receive" (λάβῃ) for himself (Matthew 5:40). Such seems the natural, though perhaps not the necessary, meaning of the word, and so Jerome renders it accipiat, not auferat. Thus Jacob received Esau's crown, and Matthias Judas's, and the Gentiles that of the Jews. But the matter is not of much moment; the prominent thought is the loss to the loser, not the gain to any one else.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Behold, I come quickly,.... To bring on this hour of temptation on the reformed churches, which will be at the beginning of this period; to help and deliver, save and preserve the truly godly among them; to destroy antichrist, and introduce the latter day glory:

hold that fast which thou hast; either her grace in the exercise of it, as her faith, patience, &c. or rather the doctrines of the Gospel, and the ordinances of it, which she had received, as delivered by Christ and his apostles: and which she had held in the truth and purity of them, and is now exhorted to hold them fast, since this hour of temptation would be a trying time to her faith, patience, integrity, and constancy:

that no man take thy crown; not eternal happiness, called a crown of life, glory, and righteousness, and which was prepared for her, and promised to her, and would be certainly given her; nor was there any danger of another's taking it from her; not but that exhortations of this kind to the saints are necessary, with respect to that, to excite to diligence, care, and watchfulness; and are no ways contrary to their final perseverance, and certain salvation, but are means thereof: but either her honour for her faith and faithfulness, for her integrity, sincerity, and purity, is here meant; or the glorious things which were spoken of this church state, and to be accomplished in it, Psalm 87:3; see Isaiah 60:1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. Behold—omitted by the three oldest manuscripts and most ancient versions.

I come quickly—the great incentive to persevering faithfulness, and the consolation under present trials.

that … which thou hast—"The word of my patience," or "endurance" (Re 3:10), which He had just commended them for keeping, and which involved with it the attaining of the kingdom; this they would lose if they yielded to the temptation of exchanging consistency and suffering for compromise and ease.

that no man take thy crown—which otherwise thou wouldst receive: that no tempter cause thee to lose it: not that the tempter would thus secure it for himself (Col 2:18).

Revelation 3:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Message to the Church in Philadelphia
10Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12'He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:25
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Revelation 2:10
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor's crown.

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

Revelation 16:15
"Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed."

Revelation 22:7
"Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll."

Revelation 22:12
"Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.
Treasury of Scripture

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

I come.

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, …

Revelation 22:7,12,20 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the …

Zephaniah 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, …

Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: …

hold. See on ver.

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, …

Revelation 2:13,25 I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is: …

thy.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

Revelation 4:4,10 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and on the …

1 Corinthians 9:25 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. …

2 Timothy 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except …

2 Timothy 4:8 From now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which …

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, …

1 Peter 5:3,4 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock…

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