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

  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    How he correct the seven church he told of their faults. He then told them how to correct their faults. So would doing their faults
  • A disciple
    Annwashi1955; Hebrews 12:2 LOOKING UNTO JESUS! We are taught by the Lord, and all His servants, that we are set to encounter tribulation, temptations, opposition and contradiction, from the world, the flesh, and the devil. The only way for us to walk in constant victory and a good conscience toward God, is by an earnest contending through the Spirit, out of a deeply established heart for Jesus.
  • Annwashi1955
    It is true we have left out our first love for Jesus. We have become too busy with the things of this life and have not sought first the kingdom of heaven. Let us repent, right now.
  • A disciple
    To Irene from 3 months ago, Jeremiah 6; All of the churches were "salvageable" otherwise the Lord wouldn't have sent to speak to them to repent! Ephesus was in danger of being removed altogether of her place even as a Lampstand for the Lord because they forgot their first love! So what good then will be all their activities? Laodicea was rich in this world, luke warm, stupid and blind spiritually.
  • 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.

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