Indifference as to truth and error, good and evil, may be called charity and meekness, but it is not so; and it is displeasing to Christ. Encouraging mention is made of what was good among them. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 3 of the churches receive a strong rebuke for the things they are doing wrong (mostly false teachings). He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 2 “To the[a]angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says(A)He who holds the seven stars in His right hand,(B)who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:2 (C)“I know your works, your labor, your[b]patience, and that you cannot[c]bear those who are evil. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Font Size. He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he … The influences and comforts of the Spirit of Christ, come down from heaven into the soul, for its support. Christ commends their stedfastness, but reproves their sinful failures. It turns and cuts every way; but the believer need not fear this sword; yet this confidence cannot be supported without steady obedience. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. They must endeavour to recover their first zeal, tenderness, and seriousness, and must pray as earnestly, and watch as diligently, as when they first set out in the ways of God. Here is praise of the ministry and people of Thyatira, by One who knew the principles from which they acted. Sign up here! Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. 18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (c) Smyrna was one of the cities of Ionia in Asia. They grew wiser and better. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. It is dangerous to despise the mystery of God, and as dangerous to receive the mysteries of Satan. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. ‘These things says # Rev. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. The Christian life is a warfare against sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth, And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet, I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last. Revelation 2:9 Context. 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He was instructed to record Jesus' words, aimed at each of seven churches in Asia Minor, and to faithfully record them. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. Also, how suitable it is; "a crown of life:" the life worn out in his service, or laid down in his cause, shall be rewarded with a much better life, which shall be eternal. Epistles to the churches in Asia, with warnings and encouragements, To the church at Ephesus; (1-7) at Smyrna; (8-11) at Pergamos; (12-17) and at Thyatira. And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of … Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. They must repent: they must be grieved and ashamed for their sinful declining, and humbly confess it in the sight of God. God is known by the judgments he executes; and by this upon seducers, he shows his certain knowledge of the hearts of men, of their principles, designs, frame, and temper. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. But it is not enough that we are diligent; there must be bearing patience, and there must be waiting patience. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. “ Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. Revelation 2:2. 2 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. If the presence of Christ's grace and Spirit is slighted, we may expect the presence of his displeasure. Let us beware of the depths of Satan, of which those who know the least are the most happy. How tender Christ is of his faithful servants! Where there is spiritual plenty, outward poverty may be well borne; and when God's people are made poor as to this life, for the sake of Christ and a good conscience, he makes all up to them in spiritual riches. 1:13 who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 # Ps. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. After every victory let us follow up our advantage against the enemy, that we may overcome and keep the works of Christ to the end.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 1:16 He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, # Rev. As our Lord notices all the advantages and opportunities we have for duty in the places where we dwell, so he notices our temptations and discouragements from the same causes. Commentary on Revelation 2:8-11 (Read Revelation 2:8-11) Our Lord Jesus is the First, for by him were all things made; he was before all things, with God, and is God himself. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Revelation 2:2. King James Version Update. Christ is displeased with his people, when he sees them grow remiss and cold toward him. "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His … 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. "In addition, we must work to overcome the persecutions, deceits, and persuasions of Satan and the influences of the world. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. This summary of the book of Revelation provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Revelation. Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. What did Jesus say that the church of Ephesus lost? 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 28 And I will give him the morning star. Chapter 2. The sin Christ charged this church with, is, not the having left and forsaken the object of love, but having lost the fervent degree of it that at first appeared. Christ knows and observes their state; though in heaven, yet he walks in the midst of his churches on earth, observing what is wrong in them, and what they want. Revelation 2 (the 2nd Chapter in this Book in the Holy Bible King James Version) begins with the messages of to the seven churches.In these messages, the churches receive both praise and rebuke for their practices. The apostle John, having in the foregoing chapter written the things which he had seen, now proceeds to write the things that are, according to the command of God ch. The introduction is taken out of Re 1:17,18. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. The new name is the name of adoption; when the Holy Spirit shows his own work in the believer's soul, this new name and its real import are understood by him.18-29 Even when the Lord knows the works of his people to be wrought in love, faith, zeal, and patience; yet if his eyes, which are as a flame of fire, observe them committing or allowing what is evil, he will rebuke, correct, or punish them. Get a Copy of This KJV Bible - https: ... 2:29 He that hath 2192 5723 an ear 3775, let him hear 191 5657 what 5101 the Spirit 4151 saith 3004 5719 unto the … 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. This chapter covers the church in Ephesus, Smrna, Pergamum, and Thyatira. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. And # John 6:6; 1 John 4:1 you have tested those # 2 Cor. Revelation 2:1: Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which … 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (C)2 I know your deeds,(D)your hard work and your perseverance. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. The church of Ephesus is commended for diligence in duty. 17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. KJV W/ STRONGS BIBLE - REVELATION 2 PREVIOUS CHAPTER - NEXT CHAPTER - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . If a man is kept from the second death and wrath to come, he may patiently endure whatever he meets with in this world.12-17 The word of God is a sword, able to slay both sin and sinners. Believers, take your wrestling life here, and expect and look for a quiet life hereafter; but not till then: the word of God never promises quietness and complete freedom from conflict here.8-11 Our Lord Jesus is the First, for by him were all things made; he was before all things, with God, and is God himself. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars … All who persevere, shall derive from Christ, as the Tree of life, perfection and confirmation in holiness and happiness, not in the earthly paradise, but in the heavenly. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 1:6 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. There is promise of an ample reward to the persevering, victorious believer; also knowledge and wisdom, suitable to their power and dominion. And though we must show all meekness to all men, yet we must show just zeal against their sins. He lays nothing upon his servants but what is for their good. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 2 “To the angel[a]of the church in Ephesus(A)write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand(B)and walks among the seven golden lampstands. Christ keeps an account of every hour's work his servants do for him, and their labour shall not be in vain in the Lord. In a situation of trials, the church of Pergamos had not denied the faith, either by open apostacy, or by giving way so as to avoid the cross. Surely this mention in Scripture, of Christians forsaking their first love, reproves those who speak of it with carelessness, and thus try to excuse indifference and sloth in themselves and others; our Saviour considers this indifference as sinful. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … KJV, Vest Pocket New Testament & Psalms, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter Version: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible. King James Version (KJV). The second death is unspeakably worse than the first death, both in the agonies of it, and as it is eternal death: it is indeed awful to die, and to be always dying. 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. All Christians should earnestly desire that their last works may be their best works. It should be to try them, not to destroy them. The doctrine of the Nicolaitans is also condemned in Revelation 2:15, and in that passage it is related to immorality and idolatry. Many who are rich as to this world, are poor as to the next; and some who are poor outwardly, are inwardly rich; rich in faith, in good works, rich in privileges, rich in gifts, rich in hope. Yet this church connived at some wicked seducers. 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. What does Revelation chapter 2 mean? Each church is given a unique description of Jesus, a command, and a promise. We must never yield to our spiritual enemies, and then we shall have a glorious triumph and reward. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. Here is the promise of favour to those that overcome. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. (18-29)1-7 These churches were in such different states as to purity of doctrine and the power of godliness, that the words of Christ to them will always suit the cases of other churches, and professors. Revelation 2 2 1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:2-5 King James Version (KJV). Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. Repentance is the duty of churches and bodies of men, as well as of particular persons; those who sin together, should repent together. Revelation 2:18-29 KJV And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Encouragement is given to those who kept themselves pure and undefiled. Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. The implication from Revelation 2:2, 7 is that the works of which Christ is concerned are the works of overcoming—overcoming human nature or, as in I John 2:15-17, overcoming "the lust of the flesh, the lust of eyes, and the pride of life. In the first chapter of Revelation, John introduced his reason for writing: a direct command from Jesus Christ. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Observe, the sureness of the reward; "I will give thee:" they shall have the reward from Christ's own hand. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Revelation 2:29 Context. Revelation 2:4King James Version (KJV) 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Geneva Study Bible {6} And unto the angel of the church in {c} Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; (6) The second passage is to the pastors of the church of the Smyrnians. This is a figurative expression, taken from the account of the garden of Eden, denoting the pure, satisfactory, and eternal joys of heaven; and the looking forward to them in this world, by faith, communion with Christ, and the consolations of the Holy Spirit. This is hidden from the rest of the world. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 2 King James Version << Revelation 1 | Revelation 2 | Revelation 3 >> The Message to Ephesus. 2 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and, Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast. 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