Revelation 2:16
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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.

Revelation 2:16 Parallel
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Wesley'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.

Revelation 2:16 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 49:2
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.

Revelation 1:16
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.

Revelation 2:5
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.

Revelation 2:12
"Write this letter to the angel of the church in Pergamum. This is the message from the one with the sharp two-edged sword:

Revelation 22:7
"Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book."

Revelation 22:20
He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon!" Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

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