Revelation 3:2 DBY

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, which are a about to die, for I have not found thy works complete before my God.

References for Revelation 3:2

    •  3:2 - The imperfect tense. I translate 'are,' because 'were' supposes they are no longer 'about to die,' which is contrary to the passage. Perhaps 'have been' may be used. It refers to what they were found to be when he strengthened them. The point of departure of thought is not the writer's when writing, but the strengthener's when strengthening.