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 candlesticks;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Revelation 2:1

Vnto the Angel of the church of Ephesus, write, These things saith he that holdeth the seuen starres in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seuen golden Candlesticks:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, he that walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks:
- American Standard Version (1901)

To the angel of the church in Ephesus say: These things says he who has the seven stars in his right hand, who is walking in the middle of the seven gold lights:
- Basic English Bible

To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write: These things says he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lamps:
- Darby Bible

To 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;
- Webster's Bible

To the minister of the Church in Ephesus write as follows: `This is what He who holds the seven stars in the grasp of His right hand says--He who walks to and fro among the seven lampstands of gold.
- Weymouth Bible

To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write: He who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden lampstands says these things:
- World English Bible

And to the aungel of the chirche of Efesus write thou, These thingis seith he, that holdith the seuene sterris in his riyt hond, which walkith in the middil of the seuene goldun candilstikis.
- Wycliffe Bible

`To the messenger of the Ephesian assembly write: These things saith he who is holding the seven stars in his right hand, who is walking in the midst of the seven lamp-stands -- the golden:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Revelation 2:1

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:1


2:1 Write - So Christ dictated to him every word. These things saith he who holdeth the seven stars in his right hand - Such is his mighty power! Such his favour to them and care over them, that they may indeed shine as stars, both by purity of doctrine and holiness of life! Who walketh - According to his promise, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. In the midst of the golden candlesticks - Beholding all their works and thoughts, and ready to remove the candlestick out of its place, if any, being warned, will not repent. Perhaps here is likewise an allusion to the office of the priests in dressing the lamps, which was to keep them always burning before the Lord.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:1


Re 2:1 Letters to the Churches SUMMARY OF REVELATION 2: The Letter to the Metropolitan Church of Ephesus. To the Angel of the Martyr Church of Smyrna. To the Angel of the Church at Pergamos, Persecuted by the. Heathen. To the Angel of the Church at Thyatira, Defiled by Idolatry. THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS To the angel. See "The Seven Stars", topic 9652. The church of Ephesus. They city of Ephesus was the capital of the Roman province of Asia, and the greatest city. As a great center it was sought by the Apostle Paul, who founded the church and labored there more than three years (Ac 18:19 19:1), and afterwards addressed to it the Epistle to the Ephesians. At a later period he placed Timothy there and addressed two epistles to him. All early church tradition declares that John from about A.D. 70 made this city his home until his death. There is not now standing a single house upon the site of the ancient city, though the ruins are of the most imposing character. The Turkish village of Agasalouk, upon the Smyrna and Aidan R. R., is about two miles distant. These things saith he, etc. See Re 1:13,16,20.

Discussion for Revelation 2:1

  • Daniel Raymond Gibbs on Revelation 2:1
    Why is some of the printing in the REVELATION, RED, in Chapters 2 and 3? Also in REV. 14:10, 19:20, the Beast was also cast into fire and 21:8, it addresses the issue of fire, which is the second Death. Is this because the first Death was by water for the evil people? I also believe FIRE is pertaining to Nuclear Fire, for we are, in the near future heading this way. With the advancements of the Electronic age, the whole World is now engaged in Serious EVIL everywhere. Destruction from this age will kill all life, good and evil!
  • Red letter verses in the red letter Bible - in Reply on Revelation 2:1
    All the red letters are the words of Jesus.

    He had been crucified and then resurrected to life again, before the Book of Revelation. That's why the Book of Acts and Revelation have those red letters. Jesus is alive.

    Nobody can dispute with the red letters.

    All the Apostles (disciples Jesus traveled with) knew they would be killed eventually.

    Except Apostle John. They dumped him on a little island to die alone. But first he wrote the Book of Revelation. :D

    When I was a new Christian, I would touch the red letters as I read them. Funny huh?

    Explore the website. Find the Commentary box by typing in a scripture in the top SEARCH BOX. Tap it to make it turn yellow. Scroll down.

    Read some from the Testimonies Link on the red page.
  • Red letter verses in the red letter Bible - in Reply on Revelation 2:1
    All the red letters are the words of Jesus.

    He had been crucified and then resurrected to life again, before the Book of Revelation. That's why the Book of Acts and Revelation have those red letters. Jesus is alive.

    Nobody can dispute with the red letters.

    All the Apostles (disciples Jesus traveled with) knew they would be killed eventually.

    Except Apostle John. They dumped him on a little island to die alone. But first he wrote the Book of Revelation. :D

    When I was a new Christian, I would touch the red letters as I read them. Funny huh?

    Explore the website. Find the Commentary box by typing in a scripture in the top SEARCH BOX. Tap it to make it turn yellow. Scroll down.

    Read some from the Testimonies Link on the red page.
  • Cara - in Reply on Revelation 2:1
    Red-Letter (Rubricated) Edition Bibles

    Louis "Klopsch published the first modern red letter edition New Testament later in 1899. The first modern, fully rubricated bible was published in 1901."1 According to Wikipedia,2

    Because the original texts of the Sacred Scriptures do not have quotation marks, which words exactly are Dominical has been interpreted, as opposed to explanatory text that follows them.

    While some red-letter edition bibles have Rev. 21:5-6 rubricated, others do not. In fact, Klopsch's own edition published in 1901 did not have these verses rubricated:

    Louis Klopsch Red Letter Bible, Rev. 21:5-6

    Book of Revelation

    In the Book of Revelation, the author consistently refers to God the Father as "He who sits on the throne."3 The living creatures give thanks to "Him who sits on the throne."4 John sees a book in the right hand of "Him who sits on the throne."5 He then sees the Lord Jesus Christ-"the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David"-come to open the book.6 Then, "he came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sits upon the throne."7 In Rev. 5:13, "Him who sits upon the throne" is distinguished from "the Lamb."8

    13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. KJV, 1769

    It is likely that Rev. 21:5-6 is spoken by God the Father since the author mentions "the Lamb" elsewhere in the chapter,9 and the author continues to distinguish between God the Father and the Lamb.10 One verse later in Rev. 21:7, the subject (speaker) states, "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."
  • Mishael - in Reply on Revelation 2:1
    Not all Bibles have red letters. I just like my study Bibles to have them.

    I'm more focused on when people try to delete scriptures.

    Revelation 22:18-19
  • Kevin Mongare on Revelation 2:1
    The lord uses the 7 as a symbol of his coming
  • Lynne Collins on Revelation 2:1
    I think The Lord told me the seven stars of revelation are his seven brides here on the earth


 

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