Revelation 2:21

And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I gaue her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I gave her time for a change of heart, but she has no mind to give up her unclean ways.
- Basic English Bible

And I gave her time that she should repent, and she will not repent of her fornication.
- Darby Bible

And I gave her time to repent of her lewdness, and she repented not.
- Webster's Bible

I have given her time to repent, but she is determined not to repent of her fornication.
- Weymouth Bible

I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.
- World English Bible

And Y yaf to hir time, that sche schulde do penaunce, and sche wolde not do penaunce of hir fornycacioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I did give to her a time that she might reform from her whoredom, and she did not reform;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:21


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.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:21


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.

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • 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.
  • 777insight
    V 2:7 LIFE is the symbolic tree
  • 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

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