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Revelation 2:12

    Revelation 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things said he which has the sharp sword with two edges;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These things saith he that hath the sharp two-edged sword:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And to the angel of the church in Pergamos say: These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword:

    Webster's Revision

    and to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These things saith he that hath 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:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write; These things saith he that hath the sharp two-edged sword:

    Definitions for Revelation 2:12

    Angel - Messenger.
    Church - Assembly of "called out" ones.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 2:12

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 2:12

    And to the angel of the church in Pergamos - See the notes on Revelation 1:20.

    These things saith he which hath the sharp sword, ... - See the notes on Revelation 1:16. Compare Hebrews 4:12; Ecclesiastes 12:11; Isaiah 49:2. Prof. Stuart suggests that when the Saviour, as represented in the vision, "uttered words, as they proceeded from his mouth, the halitus which accompanied them assumed, in the view of John, the form of an igneous two-edged sword." It is more probable, however, that the words which proceeded from his mouth did not assume anything like a form or substance, but John means to represent them as if they were a sharp sword. His words cut and penetrate deep, and it was easy to picture him as having a sword proceeding from his mouth; that is, his words were as piercing as a sharp sword. As he was about to reprove the church at Pergamos, there was a propriety in referring to this power of the Saviour. Reproof cuts deep; and this is the idea represented here.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 2:12

    2:12 The sword - With which I will cut off the impenitent, verse 16. Rev 2:16