“And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.”
King James Version (KJV)
2:21 And I gave her time to repent - So great is the power of Christ! But she will not repent - So, though repentance is the gift of God, man may refuse it; God will not compel.
Re 2:21 I gave her space to repent. "Time to repent", as in the Revised Version. The long suffering and mercy shown in the delay of judgment are here pointed out.