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

  • Alma Delaney
    Old St. Nick should not have taken over Jesus Birthday and His deity Jesus is the reason for the season. And not man according to Rev. 2:6-But for this thou hate the deed of Nicholas which the Lord hates. Note: commercialization the Christ. A male child was born to rule the nation with a Rod of iron in righteousness, this Child was the Christ, cough up to God and His Throne. So All gifts comes God
  • Charles
    This is as close as you could get to the understanding and help of God if you will except it.
  • Manuelf324
    a good indication your backsliding or even saved is if your honest with yourself. IM I HERE ON EARTH TO PLEASE GOD OR MAN?
  • A disciple
    Of the Seven Churches chosen, only two of them were not fallen away and warned to repent; Smyrna and Philadelphia. All the rest, from Ephesus to Laodicea, none were ready for, or would be able to stand in, the quickly approaching evil days; and were in real danger of being turned away and denied entrance into the kingdom of God. Whom the Lord loves He rebukes in order to save them.
  • A disciple
    Anna (cont.); In the case of the Ephesians, it was apparently not love of the world or the things of the world that drew their hearts away; but maybe it was all the things that the Lord had blessed them with in their great victory and success and being without fault as to their religion? Daniel was also found perfect in everything pertaining to God; but he maintained the sacred inner life of love.
  • A disciple
    Hi Anna; Thank you for your thoughtful reply. The matter with the Ephesian Assembly was very important to have been named first in the warnings to the Christians against the imminent crisis set to bring about the completion of this age. In those who were by all measures first and leaders and exercising all piety among the Saints, "losing sight of and desire for our First Love" is inexcusable!

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