Revelation 2:19

I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I know thy works, and charitie, and seruice, and faith, and thy patience, and thy workes, and the last to bee more then the first.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I know thy works, and thy love and faith and ministry and patience, and that thy last works are more than the first.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have knowledge of your works, and your love and faith and help and strength in trouble, and that your last works are more than the first.
- Basic English Bible

I know thy works, and love, and faith, and service, and thine endurance, and thy last works [to be] more than the first.
- Darby Bible

I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first:
- Webster's Bible

I know your doings, your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance; and that of late you have toiled harder than you did at first.
- Weymouth Bible

I know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first.
- World English Bible

Y knowe thi werkis, and feith, and charite, and thi seruyce, and thi pacience, and thi laste werkis mo than the formere.
- Wycliffe Bible

I have known thy works, and love, and ministration, and faith, and thy endurance, and thy works -- and the last [are] more than the first.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:19


2:19 I know thy love - How different a character is this from that of the angel of the church at Ephesus! The latter could not bear the wicked, and hated the works of the Nicolaitans; but had left his first love and first works. The former retained his first love, and had more and more works, but did bear the wicked, did not withstand them with becoming vehemence. Mixed characters both; yet the latter, not the former, is reproved for his fall, and commanded to repent. And faith, and thy service, and patience - Love is shown, exercised, and improved by serving God and our neighbour; so is faith by patience and good works.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:19


Re 2:19 The last [to be] greater than the first. "That thy last works are more than the first" (Revised Version). Instead of retrograding, their works grew more excellent.

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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