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

  • Word
    I don't know about you but my first love is the Lord Jesus Christ. That's what is being said. You can love less anyone you want mother, father and sister or brother but when it comes to Christ He better be your first love. Got it!
  • Theblessed
    Greeting,
    This Ephesian church is where the first disciples used to assemble.They were the apostles, spiritual men, real saints, however they left their first love by mingling with Roman, Jews in their assembly.One example of that is the deeds of the Nicolaitans which God hate. We need only the Word in order to return to their faith, they are the fathers (Malachi 4:5,6).Unleavened bread,the Word
  • Walt
    Commit our ways unto the Lord Jesus, delight ourselves in Him and he will then direct our paths and give us joy and the desires of our hearts. Notice in 5he scriptures that God
    Always have a reward for those who walk in Faith and Obedience!
  • He is I am
    The heavens declare the glory of the Lord and the firmament His handy work day unto day they speak of His splendor majesty and awesome knowledge. We worship you today Lord in the beauty of Your holiness. God is so good, faithful, loving and kind. He is so amazing, righteous and holy. He is powerful mighty and wonderful. Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord. We love you our King Jesus
  • Simon
    Comment
    If One Looses His/her First Love, Means The Degrading Of The Degree Of Relationship/companionship With God!!
  • BSP
    Jesus started off by giving commendation to the congregation of Ephesus and then he gave them the counsel they needed.

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