Revelation 21:8

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the fearefull, and vnbeleeuing, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all lyars, shall haue their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part {will be} in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part `shall be' in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But those who are full of fear and without faith, the unclean and takers of life, those who do the sins of the flesh, and those who make use of evil powers or who give worship to images, and all those who are false, will have their part in the sea of ever-burning fire which is the second death.
- Basic English Bible

But to the fearful and unbelieving, [and sinners], and those who make themselves abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part [is] in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.
- Darby Bible

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and lewd men, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
- Webster's Bible

But as for cowards and the unfaithful, and the polluted, and murderers, fornicators, and those who practise magic or worship idols, and all liars--the portion allotted to them shall be in the Lake which burns with fire and sulphur. This is the Second Death."
- Weymouth Bible

But for the cowardly, unbelieving, sinners, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
- World English Bible

But to ferdful men, and vnbileueful, and cursid, and manquelleris, and fornycatouris, and to witchis, and worschiperis of idols, and to alle lieris, the part of hem shal be in the pool brennynge with fier and brymstoon, that is the secounde deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and to fearful, and unstedfast, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the liars, their part [is] in the lake that is burning with fire and brimstone, which is a second death.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 21:8


21:8 But the fearful and unbelieving - Who, through want of courage and faith, do not overcome. And abominable - That is, sodomites. And whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters - These three sins generally went together; their part is in the lake.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 21:8


Re 21:8 But the fearful and unbelieving. Those wedded to sin have no place in the glorious home prepared for the saints. "The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and immoral persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars", have undergone the second death, the death that has no resurrection, and they can never enter or disturb the holy peace of the glorious city.

Discussion for Revelation 21:8

  • Robersire for verse 8
    Psalm 15 spoke of backbiting. Since the Holy Spirit has been convicting me of judging others and criticizing publicly, I was led to these Scriptures. I now see where a critical spirit is a form of being promiscuous or whore mongering.
  • Chrispine for verse 8
    they shall surely perish
  • John Madden for verse 8
    some folks are in denial about ,these verses As with a lot of clear warnings in the bible . about the results of sin.Some churches want to hear only the positive things that the bible says if so we can become unbalanced in our view of scripture,
  • Reading Rev.21:8 recently was a refresher for myself. It reads the "fearful and unbelieving " those who lack "faith and courage " ......are no better then those who live a life of obvious sin. It has really made me look deeper into my love life with my Saviour......and reading a bit further in v 8 it says those who "lack faith and courage " will burn in the lake of fire...I guess to me I was reminded that sin is SIN...it doesn 't matter where we go for the answer to justify the experience or to indulge in and act....as is it sin when we as "CHRISTians " lack faith and courage...deliverance from our strongholds ... Be it lack of faith or lack of courage or living in obvious sin or hidden sin...to my Jesus it is sin and unless we surrender humbly ALL our baggage and weights at the foot of the cross we will not be able to run the race of life in victory and with success. " Heaven " is a prepared place for people who are living in freedom. Deliverance is for not ...some ...a few... But for ALL . I encourage you to lay it all at the cross and exchange it for faith and courage to follow Jesus... No shame ...no regrets ..shine bright the LIGHT of Jesus as you continue your journey of joy in him. WORTH it ALL!!!!
  • I wonder does this mean christians as well because some christians tell lies but they also have salvation, so does that mean that they also get thrown into fire and what about a lying spirit, if the person has a lying spirit do they actually know that they are lying? hard to understand .
  • DW Kern for verse 8
    There is a very uncomfortable play on words here. A Whoremonger by definition is a promiscuous man. A promiscuous woman is not covered here and I find that very relevant as todays faithless false teachers and Luciferian world leaders take much advantage of this and it has become close to the number one weapon used to justify a Christian walking away from the faith as any smart person would . This bias causes Christians to sin and there it is right in the word of God. Why is this issue never addressed? And why doesn 't God himself deal with this? Example Lesbianism. Most men do not have a problem with it only with man on men. Hitler was the same lesbians were fine because they could make war babies. Christian men fall into homosexual sin because of lesbianism and no one calls it for what it is. Homosexuality is what it is and nothing else. Hollywood capitalizes on this with tremendous success yet it is never addressed in the church ever except when it is used as propaganda for homosexual delivery evangelization!

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