New Living Translation
Repent of your sin, or I will come to you suddenly and fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
King James Bible
Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
Repent therefore: but if not, I come to thee quickly, and I will make war with them with the sword of my mouth.
World English Bible
Repent therefore, or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
'Reform! and if not, I come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:16 If not, I come to thee - who wilt not wholly escape when I punish them. And will fight with them - Not with the Nicolaitans, who are mentioned only by the by, but the followers of Balaam. With the sword of my mouth - With my just and fierce displeasure. Balaam himself was first withstood by the angel of the Lord with his sword drawn, Num 22:23, and afterwards slain with the sword, Num 31:8.
LibraryThe 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
He made my words of judgment as sharp as a sword. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand. I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver.
2 Thessalonians 2:8
Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming.
He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.
Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don't repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.
"Write this letter to the angel of the church in Pergamum. This is the message from the one with the sharp two-edged sword:
"Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book."
He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon!" Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
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