REVELATION 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock

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Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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Revelation 3:20 Translation & Meaning

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Behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! Behold
I stand ἕστηκα To stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively) stand
at ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc at
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
door, θύραν A portal or entrance (the opening or the closure, literally or figuratively) door
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
knock: κρούω· To rap knock
if ἐάν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty if
any man τις Some or any person or object any man
hear ἀκούσῃ To hear (in various senses) hear
my μου Of me my
voice, φωνῆς A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voice
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
open ἀνοίξῃ To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) open
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
door, θύραν A portal or entrance (the opening or the closure, literally or figuratively) door
I will come in εἰσελεύσομαι To enter (literally or figuratively) come
to πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) to
him, αὐτὸν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
will sup δειπνήσω To dine, i.e., take the principle (or evening) meal sup
with μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
him, αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he αὐτὸς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons he
with μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
me. ἐμοῦ Of me me

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  • 18  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

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

  • 20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

  • 21  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

  • 22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.




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