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

  • Steve morrow
    REVELATION 2:5 REMEMBER THEREFORE FROM WHENCE THOU ART FALLEN AND REPENT AND DO TH FIRST WORKS OR ELSE I WILL COME UNTO THEE QUICKLY AND WILL REMOVE THY CANDLESTICK OUT OF ITS PLACE***PSALM 78:32 FOR ALL THIS THEY SINNED STILL AND BELIEVED NOT FOR HIS WONDROUS WORKS
  • BSP
    In verse 4 the Ephesians did not simply forget the love they had at first, they left the love they had deliberately.
  • Steve morrow
    revelation 2:16 repent or else I will come unto thee quickly and will fight against them with the sword of MY mouth REV 19:15 AND OUT OF HIS MOUTH GOETH A SHARP SWORD THAT WITH IT HE SHOULD SMITE THE NATIONS AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON AND TREADETH THE WINEPRESS OF THE FIERCENESS AND WRATH OF ALMIGHTY GOD
  • Irene123
    The Nicolas of Acts 6:5 is the pastor (angel) of the Nicolatians of Rev. 2:6. He evidently took his own name over the word 'Christians'.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus Chirst.the way churches are today I am wondering if the bishops could not take up money would they even Preach today its like the word of Jesus is being Sold for Money and It not really about souls or Jesus .No one cares about the sick, the hurting , the children seems like these are the days where our harts have become Cold and there is No God in most things we do
  • Bryan
    Praise GOD the living GOD the great I AM........Father of JESUS CHRIST. The one who is worthy.

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