New International Version
"To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The angel of the Church in Pergamos - See the description of this place, Revelation 1:11.
Which hath the sharp sword - See on Revelation 1:16 (note). The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, cuts every way; it convinces of sin, righteousness, and judgment; pierces between the joints and the marrow, divides between the soul and spirit, dissects the whole mind, and exhibits a regular anatomy of the soul. It not only reproves and exposes sin, but it slays the ungodly, pointing out and determining the punishment they shall endure. Jesus has the sword with the two edges, because he is the Savior of sinners, and the Judge of quick and dead.
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Pergamos. Pergamos, now Bergamo, the ancient metropolis of Mysia, and the residence of the Attalian kings, is situated on the river Caicus, about sixty miles north of Smyrna, in long.
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11' N. It still retains some measure of its ancient importance; containing a population of
15,000 souls, and having nine or ten mosques, two churches, and one synagogue.
LibraryMay 17. "To Him that Overcometh, Will I Give" (Rev. Ii. 17).
"To him that overcometh, will I give" (Rev. ii. 17). A precious secret of Christian life is to have Jesus dwelling within the heart and conquering things that we never could overcome. It is the only secret of power in your life and mine, beloved. Men cannot understand it, nor will the world believe it; but it is true, that God will come to dwell within us, and be the power, and the purity, and the victory, and the joy of our life. It is no longer now, "What is the best that I can do?" but the question …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Declension from First Love
The Dialogue against the Luciferians.
The Laodicean State of Christendom.
He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.
which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
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