New Living Translation
"I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other!
King James Bible
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Darby Bible Translation
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.
World English Bible
"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.
Young's Literal Translation
I have known thy works, that neither cold art thou nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot.
Revelation 3:15 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:15 I know thy works - Thy disposition and behaviour, though thou knowest it not thyself. That thou art neither cold - An utter stranger to the things of God, having no care or thought about them. Nor hot - As boiling water: so ought we to be penetrated and heated by the fire of love. O that thou wert - This wish of our Lord plainly implies that he does not work on us irresistibly, as the fire does on the water which it heats. Cold or hot - Even if thou wert cold, without any thought or profession of religion, there would be more hope of thy recovery.
LibraryLove in Chastisement.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten."--REV. iii. 19. Love in Chastisement. Sorrowing Believer! what couldst thou wish more than this? Thy furnace is severe; but look at this assurance of Him who lighted it. Love is the fuel that feeds its flames! Its every spark is love! Kindled by a Father's hand, and designed as a special pledge of a Father's love. How many of his dear children has He so rebuked and chastened; and all, all for one reason, "I love them!" …
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser
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The Universality of Actual Grace
Of Self-Denial and the Casting Away all Selfishness
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.
"Write this letter to the angel of the church in Sardis. This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars: "I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive--but you are dead.
But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!
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