Revelation 3:2
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

American Standard Version
Be thou watchful, and establish the things that remain, which were ready to die: for I have found no works of thine perfected before my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be watchful and strengthen the things that remain, which are ready to die. For I find not thy works full before my God.

English Revised Version
Be thou watchful, and stablish the things that remain, which were ready to die: for I have found no works of thine fulfilled before my God.

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

Weymouth New Testament
Rouse yourself and keep awake, and strengthen those things which remain but have well-nigh perished; for I have found no doings of yours free from imperfection in the sight of My God.

Revelation 3:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Be watchful (γίνου γρηγορῶν)

Lit., become awake and on the watch. See on Mark 13:35; see on 1 Peter 5:8. Become what thou art not.

Strengthen (στήριξον)

See on 1 Peter 5:10, and compare Luke 22:32; Romans 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:3.

That are ready to die (ἃ μέλλει ἀποθανεῖν)

Read ἔμελλον were ready or about (to die).

I have not found thy works (οὐ εὕρηκά σου τὰ ἔργα)

Some texts omit the article before works, in which case we should render, I have found no works of thine. So Rev.

Perfect (πεπληρωμένα)

Lit., fulfilled. So Rev.

God

The best texts insert μου, "my God."

Revelation 3:2 Parallel Commentaries

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...

Cross References
Revelation 3:1
"And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: 'The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. "'I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

Revelation 3:3
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.

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