Revelation 2:2

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:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I know thy workes, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not beare them which are euil, and thou hast tried them which say they are Apostles, and are not, and hast found them lyers:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them {to be} false;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I know thy works, and thy toil and patience, and that thou canst not bear evil men, and didst try them that call themselves apostles, and they are not, and didst find them false;
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have knowledge of your doings, and of your hard work and long waiting, and that you will not put up with evil men, and have put to the test those who say they are Apostles and are not, and have seen that they are false;
- Basic English Bible

I know thy works and [thy] labour, and thine endurance, and that thou canst not bear evil [men]; and thou hast tried them who say that themselves [are] apostles and are not, and hast found them liars;
- Darby Bible

I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear them who are evil; and thou hast tried them who say they are apostles, and are not; and hast found them liars:
- Webster's Bible

I know your doings and your toil and patient suffering. And I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, but have put to the test those who say that they themselves are Apostles but are not, and you have found them to be liars.
- Weymouth Bible

I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can't tolerate evil men, and have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and found them false.
- World English Bible

Y woot thi werkis, and trauel, and thi pacience, and that thou maist not suffre yuele men; and thou hast asaied hem that seien that thei ben apostlis, and ben not, and thou hast foundun hem lieris;
- Wycliffe Bible

I have known thy works, and thy labour, and thy endurance, and that thou art not able to bear evil ones, and that thou hast tried those saying themselves to be apostles and are not, and hast found them liars,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:2


2:2 I know - Jesus knows all the good and all the evil, which his servants and his enemies suffer and do. Weighty word, I know, how dreadful will it one day sound to the wicked, how sweet to the righteous! The churches and their angels must have been astonished, to find their several states so exactly described, even in the absence of the apostle, and could not but acknowledge the all - seeing eye of Christ and of his Spirit. With regard to us, to every one of us also he saith, I know thy works. Happy is he that conceives less good of himself, than Christ knows concerning him. And thy labour - After the general, three particulars are named, and then more largely described in an inverted order, Thy labour Thy patience: Thou canst not bear evil men: Thou hast patience: Thou hast tried those who say they are apostles and are not, and hast found them liars. Thou hast borne for my name's sake and hast not fainted. And thy patience - Notwithstanding which thou canst not bear that incorrigibly wicked men should remain in the flock of Christ. And thou hast tried those who say they are apostles, and are not - For the Lord hath not sent them.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:2


Re 2:2 I know thy works. The manner of life of the church. There was much to commend. And thy patience. Rather, endurance. Perseverance in the face of difficulties. Thou hast tried them which say they are apostles. False teachers, who made false claims. Every age of revolution throws up such false teachers. We often find traces of them in the epistles. 1Jo 4:1,2 shows how to test them. The Ephesian church had put them to the test and rejected them.

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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