Revelation 2:21
New International Version
I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.

New Living Translation
I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to turn away from her immorality.

English Standard Version
I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

Berean Study Bible
Even though I have given her time to repent of her immorality, she is unwilling.

Berean Literal Bible
And I have given her time that she might repent, and she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality.

King James Bible
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

New King James Version
And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.

New American Standard Bible
I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her sexual immorality.

NASB 1995
'I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.

NASB 1977
‘And I gave her time to repent; and she does not want to repent of her immorality.

Amplified Bible
I gave her time to repent [to change her inner self and her sinful way of thinking], but she has no desire to repent of her immorality and refuses to do so.

Christian Standard Bible
I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to repent of her sexual immorality.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to repent of her sexual immorality.

American Standard Version
And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I gave her time for repentance, and she did not choose to turn from her fornication.”

Contemporary English Version
I gave her a chance to turn from her sins, but she did not want to stop doing these immoral things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I gave her a time that she might do penance, and she will not repent of her fornication.

English Revised Version
And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication.

Good News Translation
I have given her time to repent of her sins, but she does not want to turn from her immorality.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I gave her time to turn to me and change the way she thinks and acts, but she refuses to turn away from her sexual sins.

International Standard Version
I gave her time to repent, but she refused to repent of her immorality.

Literal Standard Version
and I gave to her a time that she might convert from her whoredom, and she did not convert;

NET Bible
I have given her time to repent, but she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality.

New Heart English Bible
I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

Weymouth New Testament
I have given her time to repent, but she is determined not to repent of her fornication.

World English Bible
I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.

Young's Literal Translation
and I did give to her a time that she might reform from her whoredom, and she did not reform;

Additional Translations ...
Context
To the Church in Thyatira
20But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads My servants to be sexually immoral and to eat food sacrificed to idols. 21Even though I have given her time to repent of her immorality, she is unwilling. 22Behold, I will cast her onto a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer great tribulation unless they repent of her deeds.…

Cross References
Romans 2:4
Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you to repentance?

Romans 2:5
But because of your hard and unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.

Revelation 9:20
Now the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands. They did not stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk.

Revelation 16:9
And the people were scorched by intense heat, and they cursed the name of God, who had authority over these plagues; yet they did not repent and give Him glory.

Revelation 16:11
and curse the God of heaven for their pains and sores; yet they did not repent of their deeds.


Treasury of Scripture

And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

space.

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, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: …

Jeremiah 8:4-6
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return? …

Romans 2:4,5
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? …









(21) And I gave her space.--Read, And I gave her time to repent, and she will not (or, is not willing to) repent of her fornication, or, to repent out of--i.e., so as to forsake her fornication. Here, as before, we are reminded that true repentance is a repentance whereby we forsake sin. (Comp. Revelation 2:5; Revelation 3:2.)

Verse 21. - Here again the Revised Version must be preferred; the Authorized Version follows a corrupt Greek text. With the construction, "I gave her time that (ἵνα) she should repent," comp. Revelation 8:3; Revelation 9:5; Revelation 12:14; Revelation 19:8; John 17:4; 1 John 3:1; 1 John 5:20. With "willeth not to repent," comp. John 6:21, 67; John 7:17; John 8:44. Jezebel "despised the riches of Christ's forbearance and long suffering, not believing that his goodness led her to repentance" (Romans 2:4). The whole passage should be compared with this (see also Ecclesiastes 8:11-13; Psalm 10:6; 2 Peter 3:3, 4, 9).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Even [though]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

I have given
ἔδωκα (edōka)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

her
αὐτῇ (autē)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

time
χρόνον (chronon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5550: A space of time or interval; by extension, an individual opportunity; by implication, delay.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

repent
μετανοήσῃ (metanoēsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3340: From meta and noieo; to think differently or afterwards, i.e. Reconsider.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

her
αὐτῆς (autēs)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

immorality,
πορνείας (porneias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4202: Fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry. From porneuo; harlotry; figuratively, idolatry.

she is unwilling.
θέλει (thelei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.


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