Revelation 3:17
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English Standard Version
For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

King James Bible
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

American Standard Version
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because thou sayest: I am rich, and made wealthy, and have need of nothing: and knowest not, that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

English Revised Version
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked:

Webster's Bible Translation
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Weymouth New Testament
You say, I am rich, and have wealth stored up, and I stand in need of nothing; and you do not know that if there is a wretched creature it is *you* -- pitiable, poor, blind, naked.

Revelation 3:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Because thou sayest

Connect, as A.V. and Rev., with what follows, not with what precedes. Some interpret I will spue thee out of my mouth because thou sayest, etc.

Increased with goods (πεπλούτηκα)

Rev., have gotten riches. The reference is to imagined spiritual riches, not to worldly possessions.

Thou

Emphatic.

Wretched (ὁ ταλαίπωρος)

Rev., better, giving the force of the article, the wretched one. From τλάω to endure, and πειρά a trial.

Miserable (ἐλεεινός)

Only here and 1 Corinthians 15:19. An object of pity (ἔλεος).

Poor (πτωχός)

See on Matthew 5:3.

Revelation 3:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am.

Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews...

Proverbs 13:7 There is that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance...

Zechariah 11:5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich...

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Luke 6:24 But woe to you that are rich! for you have received your consolation.

Luke 18:11,12 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers...

Romans 11:20,25 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear...

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think...

1 Corinthians 4:8-10 Now you are full, now you are rich, you have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God you did reign...

have need.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and dwelled therein...

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel? a land of darkness? why say my people, We are lords...

Matthew 9:12 But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

knowest.

Romans 2:17-23 Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God...

wretched.

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

blind.

Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect...

John 9:40,41 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said to him, Are we blind also...

2 Peter 1:9 But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

naked.

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

Genesis 3:7,10,11 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together...

Exodus 32:35 And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Cross References
Hosea 12:8
Ephraim has said, "Ah, but I am rich; I have found wealth for myself; in all my labors they cannot find in me iniquity or sin."

Zechariah 11:5
Those who buy them slaughter them and go unpunished, and those who sell them say, 'Blessed be the LORD, I have become rich,' and their own shepherds have no pity on them.

Matthew 5:3
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

1 Corinthians 4:8
Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you!

Revelation 3:16
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

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