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

  • One crumb
    Bible Trivia


    What did Jesus say that the church of Ephesus lost?

    Their first love
    Their testimony
    Their faith
    Their joy

    This is the choICE ? re(Member) : because thou hast [ Left ] thy...First Love (!?Y)
  • 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.

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