Revelation 2:16

Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Repent, or else I will come vnto thee quickly, and wil fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Repent therefore; or else I come to thee quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, then, that you have a change of heart; or I will come to you quickly, and will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
- Basic English Bible

Repent therefore: but if not, I come to thee quickly, and I will make war with them with the sword of my mouth.
- Darby Bible

Repent; or else I will come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
- Webster's Bible

Repent, at once; or else I will come to you quickly, and will make war upon them with the sword which is in My mouth.
- Weymouth Bible

Repent therefore, or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
- World English Bible

Also do thou penaunce; `yif ony thing lesse, Y schal come soone to thee, and Y schal fiyte with hem with the swerd of my mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Reform! and if not, I come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:16


2:16 If not, I come to thee - who wilt not wholly escape when I punish them. And will fight with them - Not with the Nicolaitans, who are mentioned only by the by, but the followers of Balaam. With the sword of my mouth - With my just and fierce displeasure. Balaam himself was first withstood by the angel of the Lord with his sword drawn, #Num 22:23|, and afterwards slain with the sword, #Num 31:8|.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:16


Re 2:16 Repent. This may save the sinner, whether an alien, or a church member. To repent one must leave off his sins. Will fight against them. Those who teach and practice these pernicious doctrines. With the sword of my mouth. See Re 1:16. With all the power of the word of God.

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • Alma Delaney
    Old St. Nick should not have taken over Jesus Birthday and His deity Jesus is the reason for the season. And not man according to Rev. 2:6-But for this thou hate the deed of Nicholas which the Lord hates. Note: commercialization the Christ. A male child was born to rule the nation with a Rod of iron in righteousness, this Child was the Christ, cough up to God and His Throne. So All gifts comes God
  • Charles
    This is as close as you could get to the understanding and help of God if you will except it.
  • Manuelf324
    a good indication your backsliding or even saved is if your honest with yourself. IM I HERE ON EARTH TO PLEASE GOD OR MAN?
  • A disciple
    Of the Seven Churches chosen, only two of them were not fallen away and warned to repent; Smyrna and Philadelphia. All the rest, from Ephesus to Laodicea, none were ready for, or would be able to stand in, the quickly approaching evil days; and were in real danger of being turned away and denied entrance into the kingdom of God. Whom the Lord loves He rebukes in order to save them.
  • A disciple
    Anna (cont.); In the case of the Ephesians, it was apparently not love of the world or the things of the world that drew their hearts away; but maybe it was all the things that the Lord had blessed them with in their great victory and success and being without fault as to their religion? Daniel was also found perfect in everything pertaining to God; but he maintained the sacred inner life of love.
  • A disciple
    Hi Anna; Thank you for your thoughtful reply. The matter with the Ephesian Assembly was very important to have been named first in the warnings to the Christians against the imminent crisis set to bring about the completion of this age. In those who were by all measures first and leaders and exercising all piety among the Saints, "losing sight of and desire for our First Love" is inexcusable!

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