New American Standard Bible
'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
King James Bible
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Darby Bible Translation
I come quickly: hold fast what thou hast, that no one take thy crown.
World English Bible
I am coming quickly! Hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your crown.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, I come quickly, be holding fast that which thou hast, that no one may receive thy crown.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hold that fast which thou hast - That is, whatever of truth and piety you now possess. See the notes on Revelation 3:3.
That no man take thy crown - The crown of life appointed for all who are true believers. See the notes on 2 Timothy 4:8. The truth which is taught bore is, that by negligence or unfaithfulness in duty we may be deprived of the glory which we might have obtained if we had been faithful to our God and Saviour. We need to be on our constant guard, that, in a world of temptation, where the enemies of truth abound, we may not be robbed of the crown that we might have worn forever. Compare notes on 2 John 1:8.
LibraryA Solemn Warning for all Churches
I. GENERAL DEFILEMENT. The holy apostle, John, said of the church in Sardis, "These things saith he that hath the Seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou has a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die; for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou has received and heard, and hold fast and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and …
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Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
'Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.
("Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.")
"And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book."
"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
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