Revelation 3:1-6 CSB

The Letter to Sardis

1 "To the angel of the church in Sardis write: "The One who has the seven spirits of God a and the seven stars says: I know your works; you have a reputation b for being alive, but you are dead.

References for Revelation 3:1

    • a 3:1 - Rv 1:4; 4:5; 5:6
    • b 3:1 - Lit have a name
      2 Be alert and strengthen c what remains, which is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before My God.

      References for Revelation 3:2

        • c 3:2 - Other mss read guard
          3 Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come d like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you. e

          References for Revelation 3:3

            • d 3:3 - Other mss add upon you
            • e 3:3 - Or upon you
              4 But you have a few people f in Sardis who have not defiled g their clothes, and they will walk with Me in white, because they are worthy.

              References for Revelation 3:4

                • f 3:4 - Lit few names
                • g 3:4 - Or soiled
                  5 In the same way, the victor will be dressed in white clothes, and I will never erase his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels.
                  6 "Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.