Revelation 3:22
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New International Version
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

New Living Translation
"Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches."

English Standard Version
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

New American Standard Bible
'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

King James Bible
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."

International Standard Version
Let everyone listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

NET Bible
The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whoever has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit says to the assemblies.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let the person who has ears listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that has an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the congregations {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}.

King James 2000 Bible
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

American King James Version
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches.

American Standard Version
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

Darby Bible Translation
He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.

English Revised Version
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

Weymouth New Testament
Let all who have ears give heed to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches.'"

World English Bible
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies."

Young's Literal Translation
He who is having an ear -- let him hear what the Spirit saith to the assemblies.'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:14-22 Laodicea was the last and worst of the seven churches of Asia. Here our Lord Jesus styles himself, The Amen; one steady and unchangeable in all his purposes and promises. If religion is worth anything, it is worth every thing. Christ expects men should be in earnest. How many professors of gospel doctrine are neither hot nor cold; except as they are indifferent in needful matters, and hot and fiery in disputes about things of lesser moment! A severe punishment is threatened. They would give a false opinion of Christianity, as if it were an unholy religion; while others would conclude it could afford no real satisfaction, otherwise its professors would not have been heartless in it, or so ready to seek pleasure or happiness from the world. One cause of this indifference and inconsistency in religion is, self-conceit and self-delusion; Because thou sayest. What a difference between their thoughts of themselves, and the thoughts Christ had of them! How careful should we be not to cheat our owns souls! There are many in hell, who once thought themselves far in the way to heaven. Let us beg of God that we may not be left to flatter and deceive ourselves. Professors grow proud, as they become carnal and formal. Their state was wretched in itself. They were poor; really poor, when they said and thought they were rich. They could not see their state, nor their way, nor their danger, yet they thought they saw it. They had not the garment of justification, nor sanctification: they were exposed to sin and shame; their rags that would defile them. They were naked, without house or harbour, for they were without God, in whom alone the soul of man can find rest and safety. Good counsel was given by Christ to this sinful people. Happy those who take his counsel, for all others must perish in their sins. Christ lets them know where they might have true riches, and how they might have them. Some things must be parted with, but nothing valuable; and it is only to make room for receiving true riches. Part with sin and self-confidence, that you may be filled with his hidden treasure. They must receive from Christ the white raiment he purchased and provided for them; his own imputed righteousness for justification, and the garments of holiness and sanctification. Let them give themselves up to his word and Spirit, and their eyes shall be opened to see their way and their end. Let us examine ourselves by the rule of his word, and pray earnestly for the teaching of his Holy Spirit, to take away our pride, prejudices, and worldly lusts. Sinners ought to take the rebukes of God's word and rod, as tokens of his love to their souls. Christ stood without; knocking, by the dealings of his providence, the warnings and teaching of his word, and the influences of his Spirit. Christ still graciously, by his word and Spirit, comes to the door of the hearts of sinners. Those who open to him shall enjoy his presence. If what he finds would make but a poor feast, what he brings will supply a rich one. He will give fresh supplies of graces and comforts. In the conclusion is a promise to the overcoming believer. Christ himself had temptations and conflicts; he overcame them all, and was more than a conqueror. Those made like to Christ in his trials, shall be made like to him in glory. All is closed with the general demand of attention. And these counsels, while suited to the churches to which they were addressed, are deeply interesting to all men.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches. The seven messages were not merely separate admonitions addressed only to each particular Church, but all the epistles were meant for all the seven Churches, and, after them, for the universal Church. Each Church had an especial failing brought more emphatically before it; but still the seven warnings are one whole, for the edification of all. As it behoves the individual Christian to avoid and repent of all sin, and yet to fix his attention on the cure of some besetting sin to which he is peculiarly liable, so these messages, though intended to be read by all, and heeded by all, place vividly before each Church its besetting sin, which more particularly requires attention. And as the sins to be avoided are to be avoided by all, so the separate rewards arc promised to all who overcome. They are, therefore, not really distinct rewards, but rather different phases and views of one great whole, which shall be enjoyed in its entirety by those who have struggled victoriously with the trials and temptations of the world.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that hath an ear, let him hear,.... See Gill on Revelation 2:7.



Revelation 3:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
Message to the Church in Laodicea
21'He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"
Cross References
Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

Revelation 2:7
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

Revelation 22:16
"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
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