Modern Literal Version
[Revelation 3]




     3:1And write to the messenger of the congregation* in Sardis:



     He who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says these things: I know your works, that you have a name, that you live; and you are dead. 3:2Become watchful and establish the rest of the things, which were about to be cast away; for* I have not found your works having been fulfilled in the sight of my God. 3:3Therefore remember how you have received and heard, and keep it and repent. Therefore if you do not watch, I will be coming upon you like a thief and you may never* know what hour I will be coming upon you. 3:4But you have a few names in Sardis who did not defile their garments and they will be walking with me in white, because they are worthy. 3:5He who overcomes this, he will be dressed in white garments, and I will never* wipe-away his name out of the Book of Life and I will confess his name in the sight of my Father and in the sight of his messengers.



     3:6He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the congregations*.




     3:7And write to the messenger of the congregation* in Philadelphia:



     He (the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will lock, except he who opens and no one will open) says these things: 3:8I know your works (behold, I have given you an opened door which is in your sight, which no one is able to lock it), that you have little power and kept my word and did not deny my name. 3:9Behold, I give those from the synagogue of the Adversary, those who say they are themselves Jews and they are not, but are lying, behold, I will make* them in order that they should come and should worship in the sight of your feet and should know that I have loved* you. 3:10Because you kept the word of my endurance, I also will be keeping you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole inhabited-earth, to test those who are dwelling upon the earth. 3:11I am coming shortly. Hold-fast what you have, in order that no one may take your crown. 3:12He who overcomes, I will be making* him a pillar in the temple of my God and he may never* go outside anymore and I will write upon 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 own new name.



     3:13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the congregations*.




     3:14And write to the messenger of the congregation* in Laodicea:



     The Amen, the faithful and true witness, the one in the beginning {or originator, Joh 1:2} from the creation of God, says these things: 3:15I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish-that you might be cold or hot. 3:16So because you are lukewarm and not hot nor cold, I am about to puke you out of my mouth. 3:17Because you say, I am rich and have enriched ourselvesand have need of nothing, and do not know that you are the miserable and the pitiful and arepoor and blind and naked. 3:18I am counseling together with you to buy gold from me, having been refined out of fire, in order that you may be enriched, and in order that you should dress yourself with white garments and in order that the shame of your nakedness should not be manifested to all, and in order that you may anoint your eyes with eye-salve, in order that you may see. 3:19As many as I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. 3:20Behold, I am standing at the door and knocking; if anyone hears my voice and if he opens the door, I will enter to him and will dine with him and he with me. 3:21He who overcomes, I will be giving to him to sit with me at my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father at his throne.



     3:22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the congregations*.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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