Revelation 2:5
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English Standard Version
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

King James Bible
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

American Standard Version
Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be mindful therefore from whence thou art fallen: and do penance, and do the first works. Or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou do penance.

English Revised Version
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember therefore from whence thou hast fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent.

Weymouth New Testament
Be mindful, therefore, of the height from which you have fallen. Repent at once, and act as you did at first, or else I will surely come and remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.

Revelation 2:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Thou art fallen (ἐκπέπτωκας)

Lit., hast fallen out.

Repent (μετανόησον)

See on Matthew 3:2; see on Matthew 21:29.

I will come (ἔρχομαι)

Rev., correctly, Icome.

Quickly

Omit.

Will remove thy candlestick

"Its candlestick has been for centuries removed out of his place; the squalid Mohammedan village which is nearest to its site does not count one Christian in its insignificant population; its temple is a mass of shapeless ruins; its harbor is a reedy pool; the bittern booms amid its pestilent and stagnant marshes; and malaria and oblivion reign supreme over the place where the wealth of ancient civilization gathered around the scenes of its grossest superstitions and its most degraded sins" (Farrar, "Life and Work of Paul," ii., 43, 44).

John employs the verb κινέω remove (Rev., move) only in Revelation, and only once besides the present instance, in Revelation 6:14, where, as here, it signifies moving in judgment.

Revelation 2:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Remember.

Revelation 3:3,19 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch...

Ezekiel 16:61-63 Then you shall remember your ways, and be ashamed, when you shall receive your sisters, your elder and your younger...

Ezekiel 20:43 And there shall you remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein you have been defiled...

Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good...

2 Peter 1:12,13 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them...

thou art.

Isaiah 14:12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!

Hosea 14:1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity.

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect to you, whoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace.

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

and repent.

Revelation 2:16,21,22 Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth...

Revelation 3:3,19 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch...

Revelation 9:20,21 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands...

Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues...

Acts 17:30,31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent...

and do.

Revelation 2:19 I know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first.

Revelation 3:2,3 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God...

Isaiah 1:26 And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called...

Jeremiah 2:2,3 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals...

Hosea 9:10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time...

Malachi 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers...

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children...

else.

Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch...

Matthew 21:41-43 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other farmers...

Matthew 24:48-51 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming...

Mark 12:9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the farmers, and will give the vineyard to others.

Luke 12:45,46 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens...

Luke 20:16 He shall come and destroy these farmers, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.

Cross References
Matthew 5:14
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:15
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Philippians 2:15
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Hebrews 10:32
But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings,

2 Peter 3:17
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

Revelation 1:20
As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Revelation 2:2
"'I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.

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