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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Revelation 3:20


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    King James Bible - Revelation 3:20

    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.

    World English Bible

    Behold, I stand at the
    door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.

    Douay-Rheims - Revelation 3:20

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

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (20) -
    So 5:2-4 Lu 12:36

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:20

    He aquí, que yo estoy parado a la puerta y llamo; si alguno oyere mi voz, y abriere la puerta, entrar a l, y cenar con l, y l conmigo.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Revelation 3:20

    Verse 20. Behold, I stand at the
    door and knock] There are many sayings of this kind among the ancient rabbins; thus in Shir Hashirim Rabba, fol.

    25, 1: "God said to the Israelites, My children, open to me one door of repentance, even so wide as the eye of a needle, and I will open to you doors through which calves and horned cattle may pass." In Sohar Levit, fol. 8, col. 32, it is said: "If a man conceal his sin, and do not open it before the holy King, although he ask mercy, yet the door of repentance shall not be opened to him. But if he open it before the holy blessed God, God spares him, and mercy prevails over wrath; and when he laments, although all the doors were shut, yet they shall be opened to him, and his prayer shall be heard." Christ stands - waits long, at the door of the sinner's heart; he knocks - uses judgments, mercies, reproofs, exhortations, &c., to induce sinners to repent and turn to him; he lifts up his voice - calls loudly by his word, ministers, and Spirit.

    If any man hear] If the sinner will seriously consider his state, and attend to the voice of his Lord.

    And open the door] This must be his own act, receiving power for this purpose from his offended Lord, who will not break open the door; he will make no forcible entry.

    I will come in to him] I will manifest myself to him, heal all his backslidings, pardon all his iniquities, and love him freely.

    Will sup with him] Hold communion with him, feed him with the bread of life.

    And he with me.] I will bring him at last to dwell with me in everlasting glory.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 20. Behold, I stand at the door and knock , etc.] The phrase of standing at the door may be expressive of the near approach, or sudden coming of Christ to judgment, (see James 5:9); and his knocking may signify the notice that will be given of it, by some of the immediate forerunners and signs of his coming; which yet will be observed but by a few, such a general sleepiness will have seized all professors of religion; and particularly may intend the midnight cry, which will, in its issue, rouse them all: if any man hear my voice ; in the appearances of things and providences in the world: and open the door ; or show a readiness for the coming of Christ, look and wait for it, and be like such that will receive him with a welcome: I will come unto him, and sup with him, and he with me ; to and among these will Christ appear when he comes in person; and these being like wise virgins, ready, having his grace in their hearts, and his righteousness upon them, he will take them at once into the marriage chamber, and shut the door upon the rest; when they shall enjoy a thousand years communion with him in person here on earth; when the Lamb on the throne will feed them with the fruit of the tree of life, and lead them to fountains of living water, and his tabernacle shall be among them.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 14-22 -
    Laodicea was the last and worst of the seven churches of Asia. Here ou Lord Jesus styles himself, "The Amen;" one steady and unchangeable in all his purposes and promises. If religion is worth anything, it is worth every thing. Christ expects men should be in earnest. How man professors of gospel doctrine are neither hot nor cold; except as the are indifferent in needful matters, and hot and fiery in disputes abou things of lesser moment! A severe punishment is threatened. They woul give a false opinion of Christianity, as if it were an unholy religion while others would conclude it could afford no real satisfaction otherwise its professors would not have been heartless in it, or s ready to seek pleasure or happiness from the world. One cause of thi indifference and inconsistency in religion is, self-conceit an self-delusion; "Because thou sayest." What a difference between their thoughts of themselves, and the thoughts Christ had of them! Ho careful should we be not to cheat our owns souls! There are many in hell, who once thought themselves far in the way to heaven. Let us be of God that we may not be left to flatter and deceive ourselves Professors grow proud, as they become carnal and formal. Their stat was wretched in itself. They were poor; really poor, when they said an thought they were rich. They could not see their state, nor their way nor their danger, yet they thought they saw it. They had not the garment of justification, nor sanctification: they were exposed to sin and shame; their rags that would defile them. They were naked, withou house or harbour, for they were without God, in whom alone the soul of man can find rest and safety. Good counsel was given by Christ to thi sinful people. Happy those who take his counsel, for all others mus perish in their sins. Christ lets them know where they might have tru riches, and how they might have them. Some things must be parted with but nothing valuable; and it is only to make room for receiving tru riches. Part with sin and self-confidence, that you may be filled with his hidden treasure. They must receive from Christ the white raiment he purchased and provided for them; his own imputed righteousness for justification, and the garments of holiness and sanctification. Le them give themselves up to his word and Spirit, and their eyes shall be opened to see their way and their end. Let us examine ourselves by the rule of his word, and pray earnestly for the teaching of his Holy Spirit, to take away our pride, prejudices, and worldly lusts. Sinner ought to take the rebukes of God's word and rod, as tokens of his love to their souls. Christ stood without; knocking, by the dealings of his providence, the warnings and teaching of his word, and the influence of his Spirit. Christ still graciously, by his word and Spirit, come to the door of the hearts of sinners. Those who open to him shall enjo his presence. If what he finds would make but a poor feast, what he brings will supply a rich one. He will give fresh supplies of grace and comforts. In the conclusion is a promise to the overcomin believer. Christ himself had temptations and conflicts; he overcam them all, and was more than a conqueror. Those made like to Christ in his trials, shall be made like to him in glory. All is closed with the general demand of attention. And these counsels, while suited to the churches to which they were addressed, are deeply interesting to all men __________________________________________________________________


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    20. I stand at the
    door and knock. Compare Cant. v., 2, Krouw I knock was regarded as a less classical word than koptw. Krouw is to knock with the knuckles, to rap; koptw, with a heavy blow; yofein of the knocking of some one within the door, warning one without to withdraw when the door is opened. Compare Jas. v. 9. "He at whose door we ought to stand (for He is the Door, who, as such, has bidden us to knock), is content that the whole relation between Him and us should be reversed, and, instead of our standing at His door, condescends Himself to stand at ours "(Trench). The Greeks had a word quraulein for a lover waiting at the door of his beloved. Trench cites a passage from Nicolaus Cabasilas, a Greek divine of the fourteenth century: "Love for men emptied God (Philip. ii. 7). For He doth not abide in His place and summon to Himself the servant whom He loved; but goes Himself and seeks him; and He who is rich comes to the dwelling of the poor, and discloses His love, and seeks an equal return; nor does He withdraw from him who repels Him, nor is He disgusted at his insolence; but, pursuing him, remains sitting at his doors, and that He may show him the one who loves him, He does all things, and sorrowing, bears and dies."

    My voice. Christ not only knocks but speaks. "The voice very often will interpret and make intelligible the purpose of the knock" (Trench). Hear - open the door. No irresistible grace.

    Will sup (deipnhsw). See on Luke xiv. 12. For the image, compare Cant. v. 2-6; iv. 16; ii. 3. Christ is the Bread of Life, and invites to the great feast. See Matt. viii. 11; xxv. 1 sqq. The consummation will be at the marriage-supper of the Lamb (Mark xiv. 25; Apoc. xix. 7-9).

    He with me. It is characteristic of John to note the sayings of Christ which express the reciprocal relations of Himself and His followers. See John vi. 56; x. 38; xiv. 20; xv. 4, 5; xvii. 21, 26. Compare John xiv. 23.



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