Behold, I come quickly - That is, in the trials referred to. Compare the notes on Revelation 1:1, Revelation 1:11, Revelation 1:16.
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 II 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 II John 1:8.
Other Barnes' Notes entries containing Revelation 3:11:
1 Corinthians 9:25
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