Revelation 3:11

11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

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Revelation 3:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
ESV
11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
NLT
11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.
MSG
11 "I'm on my way; I'll be there soon. Keep a tight grip on what you have so no one distracts you and steals your crown.
CSB
11 I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one takes your crown.

Revelation 3:11 Meaning and Commentary

Revelation 3:11

Behold, I come quickly
To bring on this hour of temptation on the reformed churches, which will be at the beginning of this period; to help and deliver, save and preserve the truly godly among them; to destroy antichrist, and introduce the latter day glory:

hold that fast which thou hast;
either her grace in the exercise of it, as her faith, patience or rather the doctrines of the Gospel, and the ordinances of it, which she had received, as delivered by Christ and his apostles: and which she had held in the truth and purity of them, and is now exhorted to hold them fast, since this hour of temptation would be a trying time to her faith, patience, integrity, and constancy:

that no man take thy crown;
not eternal happiness, called a crown of life, glory, and righteousness, and which was prepared for her, and promised to her, and would be certainly given her; nor was there any danger of another's taking it from her; not but that exhortations of this kind to the saints are necessary, with respect to that, to excite to diligence, care, and watchfulness; and are no ways contrary to their final perseverance, and certain salvation, but are means thereof: but either her honour for her faith and faithfulness, for her integrity, sincerity, and purity, is here meant; or the glorious things which were spoken of this church state, and to be accomplished in it, ( Psalms 87:3 ) ; see ( Isaiah 60:1-22 ) .

Revelation 3:11 In-Context

9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.
13 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 16:27
  • 2. Revelation 2:25
  • 3. S 1 Corinthians 9:25; Revelation 2:10
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