Revelation 2:9

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I know thy works, and tribulation, and pouertie, but thou art rich, and I know the blasphemie of them which say they are Iewes and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I know thy tribulation, and thy poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy of them that say they are Jews, and they art not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have knowledge of your troubles and how poor you are (but you have true wealth), and the evil words of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan.
- Basic English Bible

I know thy tribulation and thy poverty; but thou art rich; and the railing of those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but a synagogue of Satan.
- Darby Bible

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
- Webster's Bible

Your sufferings I know, and your poverty--but you are rich--and the evil name given you by those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but are Satan's synagogue.
- Weymouth Bible

I know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
- World English Bible

Y woot thi tribulacioun, and thi pouert, but thou art riche; and thou art blasfemyd of hem, that seien, that thei ben Jewis, and ben not, but ben the synagoge of Sathanas.
- Wycliffe Bible

I have known thy works, and tribulation, and poverty -- yet thou art rich -- and the evil-speaking of those saying themselves to be Jews, and are not, but [are] a synagogue of the Adversary.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:9


2:9 I know thy affliction and poverty - A poor prerogative in the eyes of the world! The angel at Philadelphia likewise had in their sight but a little strength. And yet these two were the most honourable of all in the eyes of the Lord. But thou art rich - In faith and love, of more value than all the kingdoms of the earth. Who say they are Jews - God's own people. And are not - They are not Jews inwardly, not circumcised in heart. But a synagogue of Satan - Who, like them, was a liar and a murderer from the beginning.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:9


Re 2:9 Tribulation. Affliction. Poverty. Most of those first enlisted for Christ were poor. See 1Co 1:26-29. But thou art rich. Rich in faith, hope and fruits. And [I know] the blasphemy. Reviling of the Jews against the Lord. Them who say they are Jews. Those who say that they are Jews were of the Jewish race, but were not of the true Israel. "He is not a (true) Jes who is one outwardly", etc. (Ro 2:28). John denies the right of these Jewish opposers to use the term "Jews" in the sense of God's chosen people. Their synagogue was the synagogue of Satan. Such strong language implies a complete separation of the church and synagogue, an event that occurred at the period of the destruction of Jerusalem. See Ac 21:20-26

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • 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
  • Irene123
    The Nicolas of Acts 6:5 is the pastor (angel) of the Nicolatians of Rev. 2:6. He evidently took his own name over the word 'Christians'.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus Chirst.the way churches are today I am wondering if the bishops could not take up money would they even Preach today its like the word of Jesus is being Sold for Money and It not really about souls or Jesus .No one cares about the sick, the hurting , the children seems like these are the days where our harts have become Cold and there is No God in most things we do
  • Bryan
    Praise GOD the living GOD the great I AM........Father of JESUS CHRIST. The one who is worthy.
  • Jamesy
    Y'all know your Stuff! Good comments.

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