Revelation 2:3
New International Version
You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

New Living Translation
You have patiently suffered for me without quitting.

English Standard Version
I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.

Berean Study Bible
Without growing weary, you have persevered and endured many things for the sake of My name.

Berean Literal Bible
And you have perseverance, and have endured for the sake of My name, and have not grown weary.

New American Standard Bible
and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake, and have not grown weary.

King James Bible
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

Christian Standard Bible
I know that you have persevered and endured hardships for the sake of my name, and have not grown weary.

Contemporary English Version
You have endured and gone through hard times because of me, yet you have not given up.

Good News Translation
You are patient, you have suffered for my sake, and you have not given up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You also possess endurance and have tolerated many things because of My name and have not grown weary.

International Standard Version
You have endured and suffered because of my name, yet you have not grown weary.

NET Bible
I am also aware that you have persisted steadfastly, endured much for the sake of my name, and have not grown weary.

New Heart English Bible
You have perseverance and have endured for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And you have patience and you have endured because of my name and you have not tired.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have endured, suffered trouble because of my name, and have not grown weary.

New American Standard 1977
and you have perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and hast suffered, and doth suffer and for my name's sake hast laboured and hast not fainted.

King James 2000 Bible
And have endured, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted.

American King James Version
And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted.

American Standard Version
and thou hast patience and didst bear for my name's sake, and hast not grown weary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou hast patience, and hast endured for my name, and hast not fainted.

Darby Bible Translation
and endurest, and hast borne for my name's sake, and hast not wearied:

English Revised Version
and thou hast patience and didst bear for my name's sake, and hast not grown weary.

Webster's Bible Translation
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast labored, and hast not fainted.

Weymouth New Testament
And you endure patiently and have borne burdens for My sake and have never grown weary.

World English Bible
You have perseverance and have endured for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou didst bear, and hast endurance, and because of my name hast toiled, and hast not been weary.
Study Bible
To the Church in Ephesus
2I know your deeds, your labor, and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles. 3Without growing weary, you have persevered and endured many things for the sake of My name. 4But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.…
Cross References
Luke 5:5
"Master," Simon replied, "we have worked through the night without catching anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets."

Luke 8:15
But the seeds on good soil are those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, cling to it, and by persevering produce a crop.

John 15:21
But they will treat you like this on account of My name, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

Hebrews 12:3
Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Treasury of Scripture

And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted.

hast borne.

Psalm 69:7
Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

Micah 7:9
I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

Mark 15:21
And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

hast patience.

Revelation 1:9
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:10
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

hast laboured.

Romans 16:12
Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:16
That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

2 Corinthians 5:9
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

hast not.

Luke 18:1
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2 Corinthians 4:1,16
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; …

Galatians 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.







Lexicon
Without
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

growing weary,
κεκοπίακες (kekopiakes)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2872: From a derivative of kopos; to feel fatigue; by implication, to work hard.

you have
ἔχεις (echeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

persevered
ὑπομονὴν (hypomonēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5281: Endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for. From hupomeno; cheerful endurance, constancy.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

endured many things
ἐβάστασας (ebastasas)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 941: Perhaps remotely derived from the base of basis; to lift, literally or figuratively.

for the sake of
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

name.
ὄνομά (onoma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.
(3) And hast borne.--This verse needs some change to bring it into harmony with the best MSS. It should stand, And hast (or, hadst) patience, and didst bear for My name's sake, and didst not weary. In this last word there is a recurrence to the word (kopos) translated labour or toil in Revelation 2:2. They had toiled on to very weariness without wearying of their toil (Galatians 6:9), just as they could not bear the evil and yet had borne reproaches for Christ's sake. "There is toil, and patience, and abhorrence of evil, and discernment, and again patience, and endurance, and unwearied exertion. What can be wanting here?" (Dr. Vaughan.)

Verse 3. - The text followed in the Authorized Version is here very corrupt; we must read with the Revised Version, And thou hast patience (as in ver. 2), and didst bear for my Name's sake, and hast not grown weary. The last verb (κεκοπίακες) is closely akin to toil (κόπος) in ver 2. The seeming contradiction between "I know thy toil" and "thou hast not toiled" has caused confusion in the text. Yet οὐ κεκοπίακες does not mean "thou hast not toiled," but "thou hast not wearied of toil." It is all the more probable that this play of words is intentional, because "bear" (βαστάζειν) is used in two different senses in ver. 2 and ver. 3: "canst not tolerate evil men," and "didst endure suffering" (comp. John 16:12). "So is patience set over the things of God that one can obey no precept, fulfil no work well pleasing to the Lord, if estranged from it. The good of it even they who live outside it honour with the name of highest virtue... . Grand testimony this is to it, in that it incites even the vain schools of the world unto praise and glory! Or is it rather an injury,' 'in that a thing Divine is bandied about among worldly sciences (Tertullian, 'De Pat.,' 1.). 2:1-7 These churches were in such different states as to purity of doctrine and the power of godliness, that the words of Christ to them will always suit the cases of other churches, and professors. Christ knows and observes their state; though in heaven, yet he walks in the midst of his churches on earth, observing what is wrong in them, and what they want. The church of Ephesus is commended for diligence in duty. Christ keeps an account of every hour's work his servants do for him, and their labour shall not be in vain in the Lord. But it is not enough that we are diligent; there must be bearing patience, and there must be waiting patience. And though we must show all meekness to all men, yet we must show just zeal against their sins. The sin Christ charged this church with, is, not the having left and forsaken the object of love, but having lost the fervent degree of it that at first appeared. Christ is displeased with his people, when he sees them grow remiss and cold toward him. Surely this mention in Scripture, of Christians forsaking their first love, reproves those who speak of it with carelessness, and thus try to excuse indifference and sloth in themselves and others; our Saviour considers this indifference as sinful. They must repent: they must be grieved and ashamed for their sinful declining, and humbly confess it in the sight of God. They must endeavour to recover their first zeal, tenderness, and seriousness, and must pray as earnestly, and watch as diligently, as when they first set out in the ways of God. If the presence of Christ's grace and Spirit is slighted, we may expect the presence of his displeasure. Encouraging mention is made of what was good among them. Indifference as to truth and error, good and evil, may be called charity and meekness, but it is not so; and it is displeasing to Christ. The Christian life is a warfare against sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh. We must never yield to our spiritual enemies, and then we shall have a glorious triumph and reward. All who persevere, shall derive from Christ, as the Tree of life, perfection and confirmation in holiness and happiness, not in the earthly paradise, but in the heavenly. This is a figurative expression, taken from the account of the garden of Eden, denoting the pure, satisfactory, and eternal joys of heaven; and the looking forward to them in this world, by faith, communion with Christ, and the consolations of the Holy Spirit. Believers, take your wrestling life here, and expect and look for a quiet life hereafter; but not till then: the word of God never promises quietness and complete freedom from conflict here.
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