Revelation 2:8
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New Living Translation
"Write this letter to the angel of the church in Smyrna. This is the message from the one who is the First and the Last, who was dead but is now alive:

King James Bible
And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

Darby Bible Translation
And to the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write: These things says the first and the last, who became dead, and lived:

World English 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:

Young's Literal Translation
'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;

Revelation 2:8 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

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! verse s 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.

Revelation 2:8 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The Seven Assemblies as a Whole (I. 11).
We must here, at the outset, remove the greatest source of all the misunderstandings which have arisen with regard to these seven "churches." The fact of their being called "churches" has naturally led commentators and students of this book to infer that it is the Church of God, or at any rate the historic Christian Church, which is meant. The difficulty is thus arbitrarily created. The Bible student is at once confronted with an overwhelming difficulty. He has read the Epistles which are addressed
E.W. Bullinger—Commentary on Revelation

The Fourth
refers to the books of Numbers and Samuel. The promise is, "to him will give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers; even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star" (Rev. ii. 26-28). Here again the literary order in the Apocalypse goes forward with the historical order: for it is in the book of Numbers that we have the basis of this promise given to the same People, who were the subjects
E.W. Bullinger—Commentary on Revelation

Jesus
C. P. C. Rev. ii. 28 O Name, the psalm and the music That fills the heavenly place-- O Name by which there I enter And see Thee face to face-- O Name, Thou art here the music, And here the sweetness and song, Though the sea and the waves are roaring, And though the night is long. The night--but a night of glory, For there in the heavens I see The Morning Star in its brightness, Thy gift of love to me. I have the pledge of the dawning, The glow of the golden Day, For Thou, O my Lord, hast arisen,
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

The Revelation
In the days of the apostles the Christian believers were filled with earnestness and enthusiasm. So untiringly did they labor for their Master that in a comparatively short time, notwithstanding fierce opposition, the gospel of the kingdom was sounded to all the inhabited parts of the earth. The zeal manifested at this time by the followers of Jesus has been recorded by the pen of inspiration for the encouragement of believers in every age. Of the church at Ephesus, which the Lord Jesus used as a
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Isaiah 44:6
This is what the LORD says--Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD of Heaven's Armies: "I am the First and the Last; there is no other God.

Isaiah 48:12
"Listen to me, O family of Jacob, Israel my chosen one! I alone am God, the First and the Last.

Romans 14:9
Christ died and rose again for this very purpose--to be Lord both of the living and of the dead.

Revelation 1:11
It said, "Write in a book everything you see, and send it to the seven churches in the cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."

Revelation 1:17
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, "Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last.

Revelation 1:18
I am the living one. I died, but look--I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

Revelation 22:13
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

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