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Revelation 3:20 DBY

20 Behold, I stand at the door and am knocking; if any one hear my voice and open the door, I will come in unto him and sup with him, and he with me.

References for Revelation 3:20

    • j 3:20 - Meaning 'I have placed myself there and am standing:' see John 1.26.

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      • a 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.
      • b 3:7 - Some authorities read 'opens.'
      • c 3:9 - See Note, ch. 2.23.
      • d 3:9 - Lit. 'give' or 'have given' (ver. 8) and 'give' (ver. 9).
      • e 3:9 - Proskuneo, see Matt. 4.10. This is the word translated 'do homage' or 'worship' throughout Revelation.
      • f 3:10 - Hupomone;, 'endurance:' see ch. 1.9 and Note f, Jas. 5.7.
      • g 3:12 - Naos, the house itself (or the inner shrine): see 1Cor. 9.13.
      • h 3:18 - All aorists, having the force of an accomplished fact, 'mayest have become,' 'have got into that state.'
      • i 3:19 - Phileo: see Note b, John 21.15.
      • j 3:20 - Meaning 'I have placed myself there and am standing:' see John 1.26.