Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

King James Version

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Holman Bible

Because you say, 'I'm rich; I have become wealthy, and need nothing,' and you don't know that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked,

International Standard Version

You say, "I am rich. I have become wealthy. I don't need anything." Yet you don't realize that you are miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.

A Conservative Version

Because thou say, I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and do not know that thou are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

American Standard Version

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked:

Amplified

For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

An Understandable Version

For you are saying, 'I am wealthy; I have made plenty of money and do not need anything.' But you do not know that you are [spiritually] wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

Anderson New Testament

Because you say I am rich, and abound in wealth, and have need of nothing, and know not that you are miserable and pitiable and poor and blind and naked,

Bible in Basic English

For you say, I have wealth, and have got together goods and land, and have need of nothing; and you are not conscious of your sad and unhappy condition, that you are poor and blind and without clothing.

Common New Testament

You say, "I am rich; I have become wealthy, and have need of nothing"and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked,

Daniel Mace New Testament

you say you are rich, and have increased your gain, and have need of nothing; but you do not consider that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.

Darby Translation

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and am grown rich, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art the wretched and the miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked;

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

Because you say, I am wealthy, and have enriched myself, and have need of nothing; and do not know that you are wretched and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

Godbey New Testament

Because you are saying, That I am rich, and have increased in riches, and have need as to nothing, and do you not know that you are miserable, and pitiful, and poor, and blind, and naked?

Goodspeed New Testament

Because you say, "I am rich, I have become wealthy, I need nothing," and you do not know that it is you that are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked,

John Wesley New Testament

Because thou sayst, I am rich, and have inriched myself, and have need of nothing, and knowest not, that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

Julia Smith Translation

For thou sayest, That I am rich, and have abounded, and have need of nothing; and thou knowest not that thou art wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked;

King James 2000

Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because you are saying, "I am rich, and have become rich, and I have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and pitiable and poor and blind and naked,

Modern King James verseion

Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

because thou sayest thou art rich and increased with goods, and hast need of nothing, and knowest not how thou art wretched and miserable, poor, blind, and naked.

Moffatt New Testament

You declare, 'I am rich, I am well off, I lack nothing!' ??not knowing you are a miserable creature, pitiful, poor, blind, naked.

Montgomery New Testament

For you keep saying, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and do not know that you are the wretched one, and pitiable and beggared and blind and naked.

NET Bible

Because you say, "I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing," but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked,

New Heart English Bible

Because you say, 'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;

Noyes New Testament

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten wealth, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art the wretched and the pitiable one, and poor, and blind, and naked,

Sawyer New Testament

For you say, I am rich and have become rich and have need of nothing, and know not that you are miserable, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

The Emphasized Bible

Because thou sayest, Rich, am I, and have become enriched, and, of nothing, have I need, and knowest not that, thou, art the wretched one, and pitiable, and destitute, and blind, and naked,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

because thou sayest, I am rich, and wallow in wealth, and have no want unsupplied; yet thou knowest not that thou art wretched, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

Twentieth Century New Testament

You say 'I am rich and have grown rich, and I want for nothing,' and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, naked!

Webster

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Weymouth New Testament

You say, I am rich, and have wealth stored up, and I stand in need of nothing; and you do not know that if there is a wretched creature it is *you* -- pitiable, poor, blind, naked.

Williams New Testament

Because you say, 'I am rich, I have already become rich, I need nothing,' and you do not know that you are the very one that is wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked;

World English Bible

Because you say, 'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and don't know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;

Worrell New Testament

Because you say, 'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing'; and do not know that you are the wretched one, and pitiable, and poor, and blind, and naked!

Worsley New Testament

because thou sayst, I am rich, and wealthy, and have want of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

Youngs Literal Translation

because thou sayest -- I am rich, and have grown rich, and have need of nothing, and hast not known that thou art the wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked,

Themes

Backsliders » Instances of » Churches of asia

spiritual Blindness » Exemplified » Churches of laodicea

Chastisement » Who the lord chastens

Church of laodicea » Exemplified » Self-delusion

Church of laodicea » Exemplified » Self-righteousness

Coming » Who God the father and jesus Christ come to

Deception » Of self » Spiritual poverty

Earthly » Refused for obedience » Are deceptive treasures

Fulness » Spiritual » Warnings against worldly fulness

Government » Who shall reign with the lord

Hearing » Those that hear the lord

Ignorance » Of self » It is associated with self-righteousness

Laodicea » Message to, through john

Love » Those whom the lord loves

Poverty, spiritual » Destitution of the truth

Poverty, spiritual » Examples of moral and spiritual bankruptcy » The laodicean church

Presumption » Exhibited in » Self-righteousness

Pride » Examples of » Spiritual, examples of

Pride » Exemplified » Laodiceans

Prosperity » Perils of » Warnings against worldly fulness

Rebuke » Who the lord rebukes

earthly Riches » Belong to God » Are deceptive treasures

Security » FALSE » Trusts in lies

ignorance of Self » It is associated with self-righteousness

Self-delusion » Exhibited in thinking that » We are rich in spiritual things

Self-delusion » Exemplified » The laodicean congregation

Self-righteousness » Instances of » The laodicean congregation

Spiritual » Desire select readings, psalms 42; 84 » Destitution of the truth

Spiritual » Poverty » Destitution of the truth

Spiritual » Preparation steps required in » Pride

Spiritual » Moral Brankruptcy » The laodicean church

Spiritual » Examples of moral and spiritual bankruptcy » The laodicean church

Throne » Who shall sit with Christ on his throne

earthly Treasures » Are deceptive

Victory/overcoming » The lord triumphing

Wicked people » Warned

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

thou sayest
λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

I am
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

πλούσιος 
Plousios 
Usage: 15

and













and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

πλουτέω 
Plouteo 
be rich, be made rich, rich, wax rich, be increased with goods
Usage: 9

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

χρεία 
Chreia 
Usage: 36

οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

thou
σύ 
Su 
thou
Usage: 132

εἶ 
Ei 
thou art, be
Usage: 75

ταλαίπωρος 
Talaiporos 
Usage: 1

ἐλεεινός 
Eleeinos 
Usage: 1

πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

τυφλός 
Tuphlos 
Usage: 34

Context Readings

The Letter To The Church In Laodicea

16 'So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17 'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.


Cross References

Hosea 12:8

And Ephraim said, "Surely I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself; In all my labors they will find in me No iniquity, which would be sin."

Proverbs 13:7

There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.

Zechariah 11:5

"Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished, and each of those who sell them says, 'Blessed be the LORD, for I have become rich!' And their own shepherds have no pity on them.

Exodus 32:35

Then the LORD smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made.

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 9:12

But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

John 9:40-41

Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, "We are not blind too, are we?"

Revelation 2:9

'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Genesis 3:7

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

Genesis 3:10-11

He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself."

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,

Proverbs 30:9

That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.

Isaiah 42:19

Who is blind but My servant, Or so deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is so blind as he that is at peace with Me, Or so blind as the servant of the LORD?

Jeremiah 2:31

"O generation, heed the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness? Why do My people say, 'We are free to roam; We will no longer come to You'?

Luke 1:53

"HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.

Luke 6:24

"But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.

Luke 18:11-12

"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Romans 2:17-23

But if you bear the name "Jew" and rely upon the Law and boast in God,

Romans 7:24

Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?

Romans 11:20

Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith Do not be conceited, but fear;

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery--so that you will not be wise in your own estimation--that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;

Romans 12:3

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.

1 Corinthians 4:8-10

You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, I wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you.

2 Peter 1:9

For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.

Revelation 16:15

("Behold, I am coming like a thief Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.")

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