3:10 Because you have kept 1 my admonition 2 to endure steadfastly, 3 I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
16:14 For they are the spirits of the demons performing signs who go out to the kings of the earth 4 to bring them together for the battle that will take place on the great day of God, the All-Powerful. 5
1 tn Or “obey.” For the translation of τηρέω (threw) as “obey” see L&N 36.19. In the Greek there is a wordplay: “because you have kept my word…I will keep you,” though the meaning of τηρέω is different each time.
2 tn The Greek term λόγον (logon) is understood here in the sense of admonition or encouragement.
3 tn Or “to persevere.” Here ὑπομονῆς (Jupomonhs) has been translated as a genitive of reference/respect related to τὸν λόγον (ton logon).