Revelation 3:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 3:13, NIV: "Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

Revelation 3:13, ESV: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’"

Revelation 3:13, KJV: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

Revelation 3:13, NASB: "The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’"

Revelation 3:13, NLT: "'Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches."

Revelation 3:13, CSB: ""Let anyone who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."

What does Revelation 3:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse challenges believers once again to heed what the Spirit says to the churches. The corrections, challenges, and promises given to the churches of Asia Minor are appropriate for believers in every period of history. We must not simply read them for our intellectual improvement. Rather, we must read them for our spiritual good.

While these warnings and promises are not, literally speaking, given for modern Christians, the messages contain valuable lessons we can take to heart and apply to our lives. The apostle Paul testified that "all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work (2Timothy 4:16–17). If we learn and obey the inspired Word of God, we will become the illustrated Word to the world. The apostle James encourages us to apply the Word to our lives. He wrote: "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, He will be blessed in His doing" (James 1:25).