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. ‘These things says # Rev. And though we must show all meekness to all men, yet we must show just zeal against their sins. 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. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 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. Encouraging mention is made of what was good among them. Here is praise of the ministry and people of Thyatira, by One who knew the principles from which they acted. 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. The Christian life is a warfare against sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh. 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. 8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which … 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. The church of Ephesus is commended for diligence in duty. 1:6 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 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. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. Revelation 2:9 Context. Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … He lays nothing upon his servants but what is for their good. 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. 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. 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. 3 of the churches receive a strong rebuke for the things they are doing wrong (mostly false teachings). 1:13 who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 # Ps. But it is not enough that we are diligent; there must be bearing patience, and there must be waiting patience. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. This is hidden from the rest of the world. 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. 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. 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. 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 … 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 (c) Smyrna was one of the cities of Ionia in Asia. Yet this church connived at some wicked seducers. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of … 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. 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: The influences and comforts of the Spirit of Christ, come down from heaven into the soul, for its support. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (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. He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. “ 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. And # John 6:6; 1 John 4:1 you have tested those # 2 Cor. 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. He is the Last, for he will be the Judge of all. 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. Revelation 2:2-5 King James Version (KJV). Observe, the sureness of the reward; "I will give thee:" they shall have the reward from Christ's own hand. 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. They grew wiser and better. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 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. 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. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 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. Let us beware of the depths of Satan, of which those who know the least are the most happy. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 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. Revelation 2:2. Repentance is the duty of churches and bodies of men, as well as of particular persons; those who sin together, should repent together. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 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. Christ brings day with him into the soul, the light of grace and of glory, in the presence and enjoyment of him their Lord and Saviour. King James Version Update. 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. 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. 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. 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. What did Jesus say that the church of Ephesus lost? 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. 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. 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. Sign up here! 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. "In addition, we must work to overcome the persecutions, deceits, and persuasions of Satan and the influences of the world. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. Revelation 2:2. 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. 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. There is promise of an ample reward to the persevering, victorious believer; also knowledge and wisdom, suitable to their power and dominion. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … Revelation 2:29 Context. As this First and Last, who was dead and is alive, is the believer's Brother and Friend, he must be rich in the deepest poverty, honourable amidst the lowest abasement, and happy under the heaviest tribulation, like the church of Smyrna. They must repent: they must be grieved and ashamed for their sinful declining, and humbly confess it in the sight of God. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 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. KJV W/ STRONGS BIBLE - REVELATION 2 PREVIOUS CHAPTER - NEXT CHAPTER - HELP - FB - TWITTER - GR VIDEOS - GR FORUMS - GR YOUTUBE . How tender Christ is of his faithful servants! 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 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. All Christians should earnestly desire that their last works may be their best works. It is dangerous to despise the mystery of God, and as dangerous to receive the mysteries of Satan. 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. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 1:16 He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, # Rev. 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. 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. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. It turns and cuts every way; but the believer need not fear this sword; yet this confidence cannot be supported without steady obedience. 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. 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. 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. Here is the promise of favour to those that overcome. 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. The doctrine of the Nicolaitans is also condemned in Revelation 2:15, and in that passage it is related to immorality and idolatry. King James Version (KJV). 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. 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. 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. In the first chapter of Revelation, John introduced his reason for writing: a direct command from Jesus Christ. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Christ commends their stedfastness, but reproves their sinful failures. Chapter 2. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in … Fear none of these things; not only forbid slavish fear, but subdue it, furnishing the soul with strength and courage. 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. 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. "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His … 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. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 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. 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. Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he … We must never yield to our spiritual enemies, and then we shall have a glorious triumph and reward. 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. 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. It should be to try them, not to destroy them. King James Version (KJV) Bible Book List. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. He was instructed to record Jesus' words, aimed at each of seven churches in Asia Minor, and to faithfully record them. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. 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. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (C)2 I know your deeds,(D)your hard work and your perseverance. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. If the presence of Christ's grace and Spirit is slighted, we may expect the presence of his displeasure. Looking for a fundamental understanding of the Bible? What does Revelation chapter 2 mean? 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 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. 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. Christ arms against coming troubles. 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. This chapter covers the church in Ephesus, Smrna, Pergamum, and Thyatira. 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. 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; 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. The introduction is taken out of Re 1:17,18. Revelation 2:4King James Version (KJV) 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 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. 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. Each church is given a unique description of Jesus, a command, and a promise. Revelation 2 King James Version << Revelation 1 | Revelation 2 | Revelation 3 >> The Message to Ephesus. 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. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars … A wrong view of gospel doctrine and Christian liberty, was a root of bitterness from which evil practices grew. 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. Encouragement is given to those who kept themselves pure and undefiled. 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. Font Size. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 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. Christ is displeased with his people, when he sees them grow remiss and cold toward him.