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But unto you I say, and unto the rest a He that hath an ear, let him hear in Thyatira, as many as have not this what the Spirit saith unto the churches. doctrine, and which have not known the

a See on Matt. xi. ver. 15.
depths of Satan, as they speak; I will
put upon you no other burden.

VER. 25.

Και των αγγέλων της εν Σάρδεσιν εκκληΠλήν και έχετε, κρατήσατε άχρις ου αν σίας γράψον Τάδε λέγει ο έχων τα πνεύήξω.

ματα του Θεού, και τους επτά αστέρας:

οίδα σου τα έργα, ότι το όνομα έχεις a But that which ye have already, ότι ζής, και νεκρός εί. hold fast till I come.

And unto the angel of the church in a See on Heb. üi. ver. 6. clause 3.

Sardis write ; These things saith a he that

hath the seven Spirits of God, band the VER. 26.

seven stars ; ¢ I know thy works, d that Και ο νικών, και ο τηρών άχρι τέλους τα thou hast a name that thou livest, and art έργα μου, δώσω αυτώ εξουσίαν επί των | dead. εθνών»

a See on chap. i. ver. 4. clause 4. a And he that overcometh, and keepeth

b See on chap. i. ver. 16. clause 1. my works unto the end, b to him will I

c See on Gal. vi. ver. 7. clause 2. give power over the nations :

d See on John v. ver. 25. a See on Matt. x. ver. 22. clause 3. bSee on Matt. xxv. ver. 21. clause 4.

VER. 2.

Γίνου γρηγορών, και στήριξαν τα λοιπά, VER. 27.

& μέλλει αποθανείν ου γαρ εύρηκά σου τα Και ποιμανεί αυτούς έν ράβδων σιδηρά έργα πεπληρωμένα ενώπιον του Θεού. ως τα σκεύη τα κεραμικά συντρίβεται ως κάγώ είληφα παρά του πατρός μου.

a Be watchful, band strengthen the

things which remain, that are ready to a And he shall rule them with a rod die: c for I have not found thy works perof iron ; as the vessels of a potter shall fect before God. they be broken to shivers : even as I

a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 42. received of my Father.

b See on Heb. xii. ver. 12. a And she brought forth a man child,

c See on Matt. v. ver. 48. clause 1. who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron : and her child was caught up

VER. 3. unto God, and to his throne, chap. xii. 5. And out of his mouth goeth a

Μνημόνευε ούν πώς είληφας και ήχουsharp sword, that with it he should | σας, και τηρεί, και μετανόησον. Εάν εύν smite the nations; and he shall rule και ου μη γνώς ποίαν ώραν ήξω επί σε.

μη γρηγορήσης, ήξω επί σε ώς κλέπτης, them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the wine-press of the fierce- a Remember therefore how thou hast ness and wrath of Almighty God, received and heard; band hold fast and xix. 15. Thou shalt break them with repent. If therefore thou shalt not a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in watch, I will conte on thee as a thief, and pieces like a potter's vessel, Psal. thou shalt not know what hour I will ii. 9.

come upon thee. b See on Matt. xxviii. ver. 18.

a See on Phil, iii. ver. 16. VER. 28.

b See on Heb. iii. ver. 6. clause 3.

c See on Matt. iii. ver. %. clause 1. Και δώσω αυτό τον αστέρα τον πρωϊνόν.

a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 42, 43. a And I will give him the morning star.

VER. 4. a See on Luke i. ver. 78. clause 3.

"Εχεις όλίγα ονόματα και εν Σάρδεσιν, & VER. 29.

ουκ έμόλυναν τα μάτια αυτών, και πέ“ο έχων ούς, ακουσάτω τι το Πνεύμα ριπατήσουσι μετ' εμού εν λευκούς ότι λέγει ταϊς εκκλησίαις.

άξιοί είσιν. .


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REV. III. 4-8.

A. D. 96.

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis ) kanervos, šXar the sasida tū Ac6i8 å which have not defiled their garments; avoiyev, xai ovdels xeber xal xasiei, sal a and they shall walk with me in white : oùdels åvoiyas. b for they are worthy.

And to the angel of the church in Phia See ver.5; 18.; iv. 4.; vi. 11.; vii. ladelphia write ; These things saith a he 9; 13.; xix. 14.

that is holy, he that is true, che that b And into whatsoever city or town hath the key of David, a he that openeth, ye shall enter, inquire who in it is and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and worthy; and there abide till ye go no man openeth; thence, Matt. x. 11. But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain

a See on Heb. vii, ver. 26. clause 3 that world, and the resurrection from

b See on John xiv. ver. 6. clause 2. the dead, neither marry, nor are given

c And the key of the house of David in marriage, Luke xx. 35. Watch ye

will I lay upon his shoulder: so he therefore, and pray always, that ye shall open, and none shall shut; and may be accounted worthy to escape

he shall shut, and none shall open, all these things that shall come to pass, Isa, xxii. 22. He shall be great, and and to stand before the Son of man,

shall be called the Son of the Highest : xxi. 36. That ye may be accounted and the Lord God shall give unto him worthy the kingdom of God, 2 Thess. the throne of his father David, Luke i. 5.

i. 32. VER. 5.

And no man in heaven, nor in Ο νικών, ούτος περιβαλείται εν ιματίοις earth, neither under the earth, was devrois rai ou pe ifancifa zồ öropa ai- able

to open the book, neither to look σομαι το όνομα αυτού ενώπιον του πατρός | to read the book, neither to look TOī és tñç CICnov rús Saric, nai Ito monogh thereon." And I wept much, because

no man was found worthy to open and μου, και ενώπιον των αγγέλων αυτού.

thereon. And one of the elders saith a He that overcometh, b the same shall unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion be clothed in white raiment ; C and I will of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, not blot out his name out of the book of hath prevailed to open the book, and life, e but I will confess his name before to loose the seven seals thereof, chap. my Father, and before his angels. 0.3–5. Behold, he breaketh down, a See on Matt. X. ver. 22. clause 3.

and it cannot be built again; he b See on ver. 4. clause 1.

skutteth up a man, and there can be cYet now, if thou wilt forgive their no opening, Job xii

. 14. And I will sin: and if not, blot me, I pray give unto thee the keys of the kingthee, out of thy book which thou dom of heaven: and whatsoever thou hast written. And the LORD said shalt bind on earth shall be bound in unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt against me, him will I blot out of my loose on earth shall be loosed in heabook, Exod. xxxii. 32, 33. Let them ven, Matt. xvi. 19. be blotted out of the book of the living,

VER. 8. and not be written with the righteous, Psal, lxix. 28.

οϊδά σου τα έργα: ιδού, δέδωκα ενώπιόν d See on Luke x. ver. 20. clause 2.

σου θύραν ανεωγμένην, και ουδείς δύναται e See on Matt. X. ver. 32. clause 2.

κλείσαι αυτήν, ότι μικράν έχεις δύναμιν,

και έτήρησάς μου τον λόγον, και ουκ ηρνήσω VER. 6. “ο έχων ούς, ακουσάτω τι το πνεύμα a I know thy works: behold, bI have λέγει ταϊς εκκλησίας. .

set before thee an open door, and no man a He that hath an ear, let him hear can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, what the Spirit saith unto the churches and hast kept my word, and hast not

denied my name. a See on Matt. xi. ver. 15.

a See on Acts x. ver. 4. VER. 7.

b For a great door and effectual is Και τώ αγγέλω της έν Φιλαδελφεία εκ- | opened unto me, and there are many xancias ypá fov. Táde aéyei i äyros, o adversaries, 1 Cor. xvi. 9. Further

το όνομά μου. .

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REV. III. 8-12.

A. D. 96. more, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was open.

VER. 11. ed unto me of the Lord, 2 Cor. ii. 12. "Ιδού, έρχομαι ταχύ κράτει δέχεις, ένα

See on Johnļxiv. ver. 21. clause 1. undeis, ac En Tòr otipavón cov. d See on Matt. x, ver. 33.

Behold, I come quickly: 0 hold that VER. 9.

fast which thou hast, that no man taks

cthy crown. Ιδού, δίδωμι έκ της συναγωγής του Σατανά των λεγόντων εαυτους Ιουδαίους είναι, * Behold, I come quickly: blessed και ουκ εισίν, αλλά ψεύδονται ιδού ποιήσω is he that keepeth the sayings of the auroùç iva Ewgs nad sporxur"owow kvá - prophecy of this book, chap. xxii. 7. THON Tãy nodão sou sai püsiv ori iyà And, behold, I come quickly: and my αγάπησα σε.

reward is with me, 12. He which testi

fieth these things saith, Surely I come Behold, I will make them of the sy- quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord nagogue of Satan,which say they are Jesus, 20. So likewise ye, when ge Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, shall see all these things, know that it I will make them to come and worship is near, even at the doors. Verily I say before thy feet, and to know that d I have unto you, This generation shall not loved thee.

pass till all these things be fulfilled, a I know thy works, and tribula. Matt. xxiv. 33, 34. Behold the judge tion, and poverty, (but thou art rich,) standeth before the door, Jam. v. 9. and I know the blasphemy of them

b See on Heb. iii. ver. 6. clause 3. which say they are Jews, and are not,

c See on 1 Cor. ix. ver. 25. but are the synagogue of Satan, chap. ii. 9.

VER. 12. See on Rom. ii. ver. 28, 29.

Ο νικών, ποιήσαν αυτόν στύλον εν τω c And kings shall be thy nursing- vom TOī uov, xai iw ou kan ibad fathers, and their queens thy nursing- iti rai yzáto ' aŭtóv rè 'oouae tam mothers: they shall bow down to | Θεού μου, και το όνομα της πόλεως του thee with their face toward the earth, Θεού μου, της καινής Ιερουσαλήμ, και καταand lick up the dust of thy feet ; and | Εαίνουσα έκ του ουρανού από του Θεού μου, thou shalt know that I am the LORD: xal troué pou To raivóv. for they shall not be ashamed that

a Him that overcometh will I make ba wait for me, Isa. xlix. 23. The sons pillar in the temple of my God, and he also of them that afflicted thee shall shall go no more out: cand I will write come bending unto thee; that despised thee shall bow them upon him the name of my God, and the

name of dthe city of my God, which is selves down at the soles of thy feet; new Jerusalem, which cometh down out and they shall call thee, The city of of heaven from my God: and I will the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One write upon him my new name. of Israel, lx. 14. See on John xiii. ver.1. clauses 4,5.

a See on Matt. x. ver. 22. clause 3.

b Surely goodness and mercy shall VER. 10.

follow me all the days of my life; and "Οτι ετήρησας τον λόγον της υπομονής | I will dwell in the house of the LoRD pov, saya di inghow és tõs äpas tou for ever, Psal. xxiii. 6. Blessed is the πειρασμού της μελλούσης έρχεσθαι επί | man whom thou choosest, and causest της οικουμένης όλης, πειράσαι τους κατοι- to approach unto thee, that he may XOŪYTAS ÉTi rñs gñs.

dwell in thy courts : we shall be saBecause thou hast kept the word of tisfied with the goodness of thy house, my patience, b I also will keep thee from that be planted in the house of the

even of thy holy temple, lw. 4. Those the hour of temptation, which shall come LORD shall flourish in the courts of nepon Cali the world, to try them that

our God, xcii. 13. Surely the righteous dwell upon the earth.

shall give thanks unto thy name; tho a See on Luke xxi. ver. 19.

upright shall dwell in thy presence, b See on Matt. vi. ver. 13. clause 1. cxl. 1S. See on Luke ii. ver. 1. clause 2. See on chap. ii. ver. 17. clause 4.


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REV. III. 12-18.

A. D, 96. + See on Gal. iv. ver. 26.

thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy See on John xx. ver. 17. clause 5. soul loathed Zion? why hast thou

smitten us, and there is no healing for VER. 13.

us? we looked for peace, and there is ο έχων ούς, ακουσάτω τί το Πνεύμα no good; and for the time of healing, λέγει ταϊς εκκλησίαις. .

and bebold trouble! Jer. xiv. 19. a He that that an ear, let him hear Three shepherds also I cut off in one what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

month; and my soul loathed them,

and their soul also abhorred me. a See on Matt. xi. ver. 15.

Then said I, I will not feed you : that

that dieth, let it die ; and that that is VER. 14.

to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let Και τα αγγέλω της εκκλησίας Λαοδι- | the rest eat every one the fesh of anκέων γράψον Τάδε λέγει ο 'Αμήν, ο μάρτυς | other, Zech. ii. 8,9. ο πιστός και αληθινός, η αρχή της κτίσεως του Θεού. .

VER. 17. And unto the angel of the church of

"Οτι λέγεις: “Οτι πλούσιος είμι, και the Laodiceans write; These things πεπλούτηκα, και ουδενός χρείαν έχω και saith a the Amen, b the faithful and true

ουκ οίδα ότι συ ει ο ταλαίπωρος, και έλεwitness , Cthe beginning of the creation of Evòs, vai twòs, sal tudnès, xai quuevóca

& Because thou sayest, I am rich, and • Or, in Laodicea.

increased with goods, and have need of a That he who blesseth himself in nothing; and knowest not that thou art the earth, shall bless himself in the wretched, and miserable, und poor, and God of truth; and be that sweareth blind, and naked: in the earth, shall swear by the God

a And Ephraim said, Yet I am beof truth; because the former troubles

come rich, I have found me out subare forgotten, and because they are hid stance: in all my labours they shall from mine eyes, Isa. lxv. 16. For all find none iniquity in me that were sin, the promises of God in him are yea, Hos. xii. 8. Whose possessors slay and in him Amen, unto the glory of them, and hold themselves not guilty; God by us, 2 Cor. i. 20.

and they that sell them say, Blessed b See on chap i. ver. 5. clause 1.

be the LORD; for I am rich: and their c See on Col. i. ver. 15. clause 3.

own shepherds pity them not, Zech. VER. 15.

xi. 5. And he spake a parable unto 07dá sou tà šgya, őrs oite fugepòs el rich man brought forth plentifully.

them, saying, The ground of a certain ούτε ζεστός» όφελον ψυχρός είης, και ζεστός. | And he thought within himself, gay

I know thy works, a that thou art nei- ing, What shall I do, because I have ther cold nor hot : bl would thou wert Lo room where to bestow my fruits? cold or hot.

And he said, This will I do: I will a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 12.clause 2. pull down my barns, and build greater; See on Matt. vi. ver. 24. clause 1.

and there will I bestow all my fruits

and my goods. And I will say to my VER. 16.

soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid Ούτως ότι χλιαρός εί, και ούτε ψυχρός | up for many years και take thine ease, HÜTE Sotós, ménage épésar Éx Toll GT6- eat, drink, and be merry. But God ματός μου. .

said unto him, Thou fool! this night So then because thou art lukewarm, whose shall those things be, which

thy soul shall be required of thee: then and neither cold nor hot, a I will spue thou hast provided? So is he that thee out of my mouth.

layeth up treasure for himself, and is a Remember therefore from whence not rich towards God, Luke xii. 164 thou art fallen; and repent, and do 21. the first works; or else I will come

VER. 18. unto thee quickly, and will remove Συμβουλεύω σου αγοράσαι παρ' εμού thy candlestick out of his place, ex- χρυσίον πεπυρωμένον εκ πυρός, ένα πλουτήcept thou repent, chap. ii. 5. Hast | σης και ιμάτια λευκά, ένα περιβάλη, και VOL. III.

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μη φανερωθή και αισχύνη της γυμνότη- | have approved yourselves to be clear τός σου και κολλούριον έγχρισον τους in this matter, 2 Cor. vii. 11. But it οφθαλμούς σου, ένα βλέπης.

is good to be zealously affected always I counsel thee to a buy of me bgold

in a good thing, and not only when I tried in the fire, cthat thou mayest be

am present with you, Gal. iv. 18. rich; d and white raiment, e that thou

See on Matt. iii. ver. 2. clause 1. mayest be clothed, and that the shame of

VER, 20. thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint Ιδού, έστηκα επί την θύραν, και κρούς thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou may- láv tis exoíon thiç savas nov, xai éveiken est see.

την θύραν, εισελεύσομαι προς αυτόν, και a See on Matt. xiii. ver. 44. clause 2, desivnom jez' avtov, xai avròs pet'{usi. and xxv. ver. 9. clause 2.

a Behold, I stand at the door, and b Now if any man build upon this knock : bif any man hear my voice, and foundation gold, silver, precious stones,


the door, I will come in to hin, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's and will sup with him, and he with me. work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall a I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is be revealed by fire ; and the fire shall the voice of my beloved that knocktry every man's work of what sort it is. eth, saying, Open to me, my sister, my 1 Cor. iii. 12, 13. That the trial of your love, my dove, my undefiled: for my faith, being much more precious than head is filled with dew, and my locks of gold that perisheth, though it be with the drops of the night, Cant. v. 2. tried with fire, might be found unto And ye yourselves like unto men that praise and honour and glory at the wait for their lord, when he will reappearing of Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. i. 7. turn from the wedding ; that, when he

Ć See on Luke xii. ver. 21. clause 2. cometh and knocketh, they may open d See on ver. 4. clause 1.

unto him immediately, Luke xii. 36. e Behold, I come as a thief. Bless- bHe that hath my commandments, ed is he that watcheth, and keepeth and keepeth them, he it is that loveth his garments, lest he walk naked, and me: and he that loveth me shall be they see his shame, chap. xvi. 15. Thy loved of my Father; and I will love nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, him, and will manifest myself to thy shame shall be seen: I will take him. Judas saith unto him (not Iscavengeance, and I will not meet thee as riot), Lord, how is it that thou wilt a man, Isa. xlvii. 3. Therefore will I manifest thyself unto us, and not unto discover thy skirts upon thy face, that the world?' Jesus answered and said thy shame may appear, Jer. xiii. 26. unto him, If a man love me, he will Behold, I am against thee, saith the keep my words: and my Father will LORD of hosts; and I will discover love him, and we will come unto him, thy skirts upon thy face, and I will and make our abode with him, John shew the nations thy nakedness, and xiv. 21—23. the kingdoms thy shame, Nah. iii. 5. c And he saith unto me, Write,

Blessed are they which are called VER. 19.

unto the marriage-supper of the Lamb. 'Εγώ όσους εαν φιλώ, ελέγχω και παι- And he saith unto me, These are the δεύω ζάλωσον ούν, και μετανόησον. true sayings of God, chap. xix. 9.

• As many as I love, I rebuke and Then said he unto him, A certain chasten: b be zealous therefore, and re

man made a great supper, and bade pent,

many: And sent his servant at sup

per time to say to them that were * See on 1 Cor. xi. ver. 32. bidden, Come; for all things are now

For behold this self-same thing, ready, Luke xiv. 16, 17. that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you,

VER, 21. yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, 'Ovixão, dása avto xaligai peti what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, fpecü bv tõo Opówą pou, ás xçiyan évianca, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, xal énábisa justa Tol Tarpós ruou v To yea, what revenge! In all things ye | Spóvo avtī.

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