New American Standard Bible
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
King James Bible
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
Darby Bible Translation
And to the angel of the assembly in Pergamos write: These things says he that has the sharp two-edged sword:
World English Bible
"To the angel of the assembly in Pergamum write: "He who has the sharp two-edged sword says these things:
Young's Literal Translation
'And to the messenger of the assembly in Pergamos write: These things saith he who is having the sharp two-edged sword:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos - See the notes on Revelation 1:20.
These things saith he which hath the sharp sword, ... - See the notes on Revelation 1:16. Compare Hebrews 4:12; Ecclesiastes 12:11; Isaiah 49:2. Prof. Stuart suggests that when the Saviour, as represented in the vision, "uttered words, as they proceeded from his mouth, the halitus which accompanied them assumed, in the view of John, the form of an igneous two-edged sword." It is more probable, however, that the words which proceeded from his mouth did not assume anything like a form or substance, but John means to represent them as if they were a sharp sword. His words cut and penetrate deep, and it was easy to picture him as having a sword proceeding from his mouth; that is, his words were as piercing as a sharp sword. As he was about to reprove the church at Pergamos, there was a propriety in referring to this power of the Saviour. Reproof cuts deep; and this is the idea represented here.
Hence our Lord's fitness to deal with the churches, which are these golden lamp-stands, for no one knows so much about the lamps as the person whose constant work it is to watch them and trim them. No one knows the churches as Jesus does, for the care of all the churches daily comes upon him, he continually walks among them, and holds their ministers as stars in his right hand. His eyes are perpetually upon the churches, so that he knows their works, their sufferings, and their sins; and those eyes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
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He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver.
saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
'Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
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