Trivia:

Revelation

CHAPTER 3

To the angel of the church in Sardis
3:1-6

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Write this to the angel of the church in Sardis: [1]

I have the seven spirits of God [2] and the seven stars.

I know that you have a name and are the living dead.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Strengthen the things that are ready to die,

because I've found that your works aren't perfect.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Repent, because I will come as a thief in the night,

and you don't know when that will be.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

There are a few in Sardis that haven't soiled their clothes.

They will walk with me in white clothes,

because they are worthy.

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Those who overcome will be clothed in white,

and I won't erase their names from the book of life,

but will mention their names to my Father and his angels.

To the angel of the church in Philadelphia
3:7-13

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

Write this to the angel of the church in Philadelphia: [3]

I have the key of David.

I can open doors that no one can shut,

and shut doors that no one can open.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

I'll force the synagogue of Satan

(those who claim to be Jews, but are lying)

to worship at your feet.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

I'll be coming soon. [4]

12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

For those who overcome,

I'll write on them the name of my God,

God's city (New Jerusalem),

and my new name.

To the angel of the church in Laodicea
3:14-22

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Write this to the angel of the church of the Laodocians: [5]

The Amen knows that you are neither cold nor hot.

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

I'd like you to be one or the other.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Because you are neither hot nor cold,

I'll spit you out of my mouth.

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

I advise you to buy gold from me, so you'll be rich,

white clothes to cover your nakedness,

and eyesalve, so you can see.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Whoever overcomes will sit with me in my throne,

as I am sitting with my Father on his throne.