Parallel Verses

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:

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;

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 then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. 17  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: 18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.


Cross References

Hosea 12:8

And Ephraim said, Yet I have become rich, I have found myself wealth: in all my labors they shall find no iniquity in me that is sin.

Proverbs 13:7

There is one that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is one that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

Zechariah 11:5

Whose owners slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.

Exodus 32:35

And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Matthew 5:3

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

Matthew 9:12

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

John 9:40-41

And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

Revelation 2:9

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

Genesis 3:7

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

Genesis 3:10-11

And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built fine houses, and dwelt in them;

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Isaiah 42:19

Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger whom I sent? who is blind as he who is perfect, and blind as the LORD's servant?

Jeremiah 2:31

O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? why say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto you?

Luke 1:53

He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Luke 6:24

But woe unto you that are rich! for you have received your consolation.

Luke 18:11-12

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.

Romans 2:17-23

Behold, you are called a Jew, and rest in the law, and make your boast of God,

Romans 7:24

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Romans 11:20

Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not arrogant, but fear:

Romans 11:25

For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in.

Romans 12:3

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.

1 Corinthians 4:8-10

Now you are full, now you are rich, you have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God you did reign, that we also might reign with you.

2 Peter 1:9

But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

Revelation 16:15

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.



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