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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Revelation 3


1:1 place; (b-19) Aorist, lit. 'have taken place,' perhaps 'be accomplished.' signified (c-22) * Lit. 'made known by signs.'

Verse 2

3:2 (c-1) Ginomai . Lit. 'become so.' are (d-10) The imperfect tense. I translate 'are,' because 'were' supposes they are no longer 'about to die,' which is contrary to the passage. Perhaps 'have been' may be used. It refers to what they were found to be when he strengthened them. The point of departure of thought is not the writer's when writing, but the strengthener's when strengthening.

Verse 3

3:3 know (e-32) See Note, ch. 2.23.

Verse 7

3:7 open. (f-39) Some authorities read 'opens.'

Verse 8

3:8 set (g-8) Lit. 'give' or 'have given' (ver. 8) and 'give' (ver. 9).

Verse 9

3:9 know (e-38) See Note, ch. 2.23. make (g-3) Lit. 'give' or 'have given' (ver. 8) and 'give' (ver. 9). homage (h-32) Proskuneo , see Matthew 4:10 . This is the word translated 'do homage' or 'worship' throughout Revelation.

Verse 10

3:10 patience, (i-9) Hupomone ;, 'endurance.' see ch. 1.9 and Note f, James 5:7 .

Verse 12

3:12 temple (a-12) Naos , the house itself (or the inner shrine). see 1 Corinthians 9:13 .

Verse 18

3:18 buy (b-5) be (b-15) clothed, (b-24) manifest; (b-36) All aorists, having the force of an accomplished fact, 'mayest have become,' 'have got into that state.'

Verse 19

3:19 love; (c-9) Phileo . see Note b, John 21:15 .

Verse 20

3:20 stand (d-3) Meaning 'I have placed myself there and am standing.' see John 1:26 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Revelation 3". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.