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

  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    How he correct the seven church he told of their faults. He then told them how to correct their faults. So would doing their faults
  • A disciple
    Annwashi1955; Hebrews 12:2 LOOKING UNTO JESUS! We are taught by the Lord, and all His servants, that we are set to encounter tribulation, temptations, opposition and contradiction, from the world, the flesh, and the devil. The only way for us to walk in constant victory and a good conscience toward God, is by an earnest contending through the Spirit, out of a deeply established heart for Jesus.
  • Annwashi1955
    It is true we have left out our first love for Jesus. We have become too busy with the things of this life and have not sought first the kingdom of heaven. Let us repent, right now.
  • A disciple
    To Irene from 3 months ago, Jeremiah 6; All of the churches were "salvageable" otherwise the Lord wouldn't have sent to speak to them to repent! Ephesus was in danger of being removed altogether of her place even as a Lampstand for the Lord because they forgot their first love! So what good then will be all their activities? Laodicea was rich in this world, luke warm, stupid and blind spiritually.
  • A disciple
    We have no real comparison today to the Church in Ephesus, as far as importance and leadership among the Churches. It looks like they were just perfect in their religious activities, and nothing to be blamed, but the Lord points to their fault as so serious, that He is about to remove them from being His light bearers in the world. How could their hearts have grown cold toward Jesus?
  • 777insight
    The white stone is not the stone of the Christian church. The foundation of the Christian church is, Jesus is savior. This white stone has the name of the Son of Man, not the son of God, written as savior = religion of Israel. They call the son of their God, their false bloodline christ, a killer, the rod of iron is a rifle. Jesus does not kill, he never breaks GODs law not to kill.

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