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Revelation 3:19

    Revelation 3:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To all those who are dear to me, I give sharp words and punishment: then with all your heart have sorrow for your evil ways.

    Webster's Revision

    As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    World English Bible

    As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    Definitions for Revelation 3:19

    Chasten - To discipline; train; educate.
    Rebuke - To reprimand; strongly warn; restrain.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 3:19

    As many as I love - So it was the love he still had to them that induced him thus to reprehend and thus to counsel them.

    Be zealous - Be in earnest, to get your souls saved, They had no zeal; this was their bane. He now stirs them up to diligence in the use of the means of grace and repentance for their past sins and remissness.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 3:19

    As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten - Of course, only on the supposition that they deserve it. The meaning is, that it is a proof of love on his part, if his professed friends go astray, to recall them by admonitions and by trials. So a father calls back his children who are disobedient; and there is no higher proof of his love than when, with great pain to himself, he administers such chastisement as shall save his child. See the sentiment here expressed fully explained in the notes on Hebrews 12:6. The language is taken from Proverbs 3:12.

    Be zealous therefore, and repent - Be earnest, strenuous, ardent in your purpose to exercise true repentance, and to turn from the error of your ways. Lose no time; spare no labor, that you may obtain such a state of mind that it shall not be necessary to bring upon you the severe discipline which always comes on those who continue lukewarm in religion. The truth taught here is, that when the professed followers of Christ have become lukewarm in his service, they should lose no time in returning to him, anti seeking his favor again. As sure as he has any true love for them, if this is not done he will bring upon them some heavy calamity, alike to rebuke them for their errors, and to recover them to himself.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 3:19

    3:19 Whomsoever I love - Even thee, thou poor Laodicean! O how much has his unwearied love to do! I rebuke - For what is past. And chasten - That they may amend for the time to come.

    Verses Related to Revelation 3:19

    Job 5:17 - Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
    Proverbs 15:10 - Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
    Psalms 39:11 - When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.