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Revelation 3:2-3

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3:2 Wake up then, and strengthen what remains that was about 1  to die, because I have not found your deeds complete 2  in the sight 3  of my God. 3:3 Therefore, remember what you received and heard, 4  and obey it, 5  and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never 6  know at what hour I will come against 7  you.

1 tn The verb ἔμελλον (emellon) is in the imperfect tense.

2 tn The perfect passive participle has been translated as an intensive (resultative) perfect here.

3 tn Or “in the judgment.” BDAG 342 s.v. ἐνώπιον 3 states, “in the opinion/judgment of…As a rule…of θεός or κύριος; so after…πεπληρωμένος Rv 3:2.”

4 tn The expression πῶς εἴληφας καὶ ἤκουσας (pw" eilhfa" kai hkousa") probably refers to the initial instruction in the Christian life they had received and been taught; this included doctrine and ethical teaching.

5 tn Grk “keep it,” in the sense of obeying what they had initially been taught.

6 tn The negation here is with οὐ μή (ou mh, the strongest possible form of negation in Koine Greek).

7 tn Or “come on.”



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