Revelation 2:8

And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vnto the Angel of the Church in Smyrna, write, These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is aliue,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things saith the first and the last, who was dead, and lived `again':
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna say: These things says the first and the last, who was dead and is living:
- Basic English Bible

And to the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write: These things says the first and the last, who became dead, and lived:
- Darby Bible

And to the angel of the church in Smyrna, write; These things saith the first and the last, who was dead, and is alive;
- Webster's Bible

To the minister of the Church at Smyrna write as follows: `This is what the First and the Last says--He who died and has returned to life.
- Weymouth Bible

To the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life says these things:
- World English Bible

And to the aungel of the chirche of Smyrma write thou, These thingis seith the firste and the laste, that was deed, and lyueth.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And to the messenger of the assembly of the Smyrneans write: These things saith the First and the Last, who did become dead and did live;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:8


2:8 These things saith the first and the last, who was dead and is alive - How directly does this description tend to confirm him against the fear of death! verses 10, 11. #Rev 2:10|,11 Even with the comfort wherewith St. John himself was comforted, #Rev 1:17|,18, shall the angel of this church be comforted.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:8


Re 2:8 THE CHURCH AT SMYRNA The church in Smyrna. The history of its planting is unknown, but it was probably founded by some of the evangelists under Paul's supervision. During the second century the church was prominent, and it has never ceased to exist. When I visited the city in 1889, I was told that there were more than 70,000 professing Christians in the place. The city, so old that its beginnings are unknown, is still the second in commercial importance of the Turkish empire. The first and the last. See Re 1:17.

Discussion for Revelation 2:8

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