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 2:9

  • The people claiming today the be the Jews are false. They are Khazars, an Eastern European group of people who converted to Judaism in the 8th century, They call themselves Ashkanazi Jews. This as been the greatest deception ever played on the Human race..
  • George Santos for verse 9
    This is the time of great poverty and oppression for the people of GOD in which all forms of blasphemy will occurring and devil forces will penetrate to the true CHURCH OF GOD and many will deceive even to the very elect but there a promise for those who remains faithful will be save.
  • Christ is King for verse 9
    Rev. 2:9 refers to Zionist Israel. The current state of "Israel" was founded in 1948 by Anglos claiming to be Jews, but they are not. They seek to destroy Palestine and rebuild the temple for their "god"...satan...who will come as Lord but is the Anti-Christ. The KJV is God's word-it doesn't change like the new per"versions".
  • This verse applies to the end of times as the whole of Revelation does, and it implies that there will be a group of people existing in the end of times (today), who will hold a claim to Jewish decent but who in reality will represent the Satanic forces through their worship of Satan and their holding of the carnal power, influence and money in Satan's world. At the same time there will be a people (poor and meek), existing in the end of times (now) who are truly the original offspring of the real people and they will not know it.

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