Revelation 2:10

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Feare none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the deuill shal cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried, and yee shall haue tribulation tenne dayes: bee thou faithfull vnto death, and I will giue thee a crowne of life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil is about to 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 the crown of life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.
- Basic English Bible

Fear nothing [of] what thou art about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast 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 to thee the crown of life.
- Darby Bible

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful to death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
- Webster's Bible

Dismiss your fears concerning all that you are about to suffer. I tell you that the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison that you may be put to the test, and for ten days you will have to endure persecution. Be faithful to the End, even if you have to die, and then I will give you the victor's Wreath of Life.
- Weymouth Bible

Don't be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
- World English Bible

Drede thou no thing of these thingis, whiche thou schalt suffre. Lo! the deuel schal sende summe of you in to prisoun, that ye be temptid; and ye schulen haue tribulacioun ten daies. Be thou feithful to the deth, and Y schal yyue to thee a coroun of lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Be not afraid of the things that thou art about to suffer; lo, the devil is about to cast of you to prison, that ye may be tried, and ye shall have tribulation ten days; become thou faithful unto death, and I will give to thee the crown of the life.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:10


2:10 The first and last words of this verse are particularly directed to the minister; whence we may gather, that his suffering and the affliction of the church were at the same time, and of the same continuance. Fear none of those things which thou art about to suffer - Probably by means of the false Jews. Behold - This intimates the nearness of the affliction. Perhaps the ten days began on the very day that the Revelation was read at Smyrna, or at least very soon after. The devil - Who sets all persecutors to work; and these more particularly. Is about to cast some of you - Christians at Smyrna; where, in the first ages, the blood of many martyrs was shed. Into prison, that ye may be tried - To your unspeakable advantage, #1Pet 4:12|,14. And ye shall have affliction - Either in your own persons, or by sympathizing with your brethren. Ten days - (Literally taken) in the end of Domitian's persecution, which was stopped by the edict of the emperor Nerva. Be thou faithful - Our Lord does not say, till I come, as in the other letters, but unto death - Signifying that the angel of this church should quickly after seal his testimony with his blood; fifty years before the martyrdom of Polycarp, for whom some have mistaken him. And I will give thee the crown of life - The peculiar reward of them who are faithful unto death.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:10


Re 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. The church shall suffer, but it need not fear for the reasons about to be given. The devil shall cast [some] of you into prison. He may use the Jews as instruments, but he is the real agent. And ye shall have tribulation ten days. Whether the "ten days" of persecution means a short time, or a definite period symbolized by "ten days" is uncertain. A day is often a symbol of a year. Ten persecutions are named by church historians and two persecutions of ten years each. It might refer to one of the latter which should bear very heavily on that church. The Diocletian persecution continued ten years and three months. Be thou faithful to death. Unto martyrdom. I will give thee a crown of life. Not a royal crown, but the garland crown of victory over death. See 2Ti 4:8.

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • Dman 4 God
    I believe that if we interlize Christ's message to each of these churches, we can grow and gain insight for ourselves. We may not deal with all of these issues, but if we're honest with ourselves, there are some areas in which we can improve on in our walk with Christ. We are living in a time in which it is vital to soul search. And I for 1, am returning to my first love, Jesus Christ.
  • Robin
    This is very powerful.God is telling is people to repent and that we bring a lot of things on yourself because of our sins.He is I feel like talking to the church because so many people think they can hide behind Church Membership.We as Christian will go through many things but go tell us to listen what the spirit say to be faithful to the end.
  • GeraldineCole
    I love U today Jesus U have done great things for me if I had ten thousand tongues I could not tell it all O taste and see that the Lord Jesus Christ is Good what ever U need he has it there is nothing that he cannot do if we obey him and keep his commandments watch and pray test the spirit see if it be of God.the wicket watch the righteous trying to put a stumbling block in their way .
  • Jeffrey
    think of us being the heavens and the earth so it'll make a lot more sense if you internalized it. that's if you have liberty.
  • Word
    Love and truth and them that are sealed by the word of God and His plan of salvation. Those sealed will be put in front of death and that is to say antichrist which means instead of Christ the false messiah false prophet Satan. That's who the elect are delivered up to but they can't be tempted in believing he is the CHRIST because they know it's Satans deception to deceiving the whole world.
  • Mary grant
    He loves obedience more than sacrifice..and you cannot compromise with the Lord our God at all..he is true and righteous and desire that we be the same.

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