Revelation 3:22 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 3:22, NIV: "Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

Revelation 3:22, ESV: "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”"

Revelation 3:22, KJV: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

Revelation 3:22, NASB: "The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’?'"

Revelation 3:22, NLT: "'Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.'"

Revelation 3:22, CSB: ""Let anyone who has ears to hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.""

What does Revelation 3:22 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Verse 22 extends Jesus' final challenge to the seven churches of Asia Minor. The challenge extends to us, too. We should heed Jesus' messages to the seven churches.

We can learn from His message to the church at Ephesus to keep our love for the Lord fresh and fervent. We can learn from His message to the church at Smyrna to be faithful unto death. From His message to the church at Pergamum we can learn to reject sexual immorality and the rule of others over the church. From what Jesus said to the church at Thyatira we can learn to hold fast to the faith until Jesus comes. From Jesus' message to the church at Sardis we can learn to remember the truth and stay alert. Jesus' words to the church at Philadelphia teach us to endure with patience the race that is set before us. And from the message to the Laodicean church we can learn to avoid smug complacency and to keep the door open for Jesus to enter every area of our life.