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Revelation 3:3

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3:3 Therefore, remember what you received and heard, 1  and obey it, 2  and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never 3  know at what hour I will come against 4  you.

Revelation 3:11

Context
3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away 5  your crown. 6 

1 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.

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

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

4 tn Or “come on.”

5 tn On the verb λάβῃ (labh) here BDAG 583 s.v. λαμβάνω 2 states, “to take away, remove…with or without the use of force τὰ ἀργύρια take away the silver coins (fr. the temple) Mt 27:6. τὰς ἀσθενείας diseases 8:17. τὸν στέφανον Rv 3:11.”

6 sn Your crown refers to a wreath consisting either of foliage or of precious metals formed to resemble foliage and worn as a symbol of honor, victory, or as a badge of high office – ‘wreath, crown’ (L&N 6.192).



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