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Revelation 2:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Repent therefore; or else I come to thee quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Repent; or else I will come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Repent therefore: but if not, I come to thee quickly, and I will make war with them with the sword of my mouth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Repent, therefore, otherwise, I come unto thee speedily,—and will fight against them, with the sword of my mouth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Reform! and if not, I come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In like manner do penance. If not, I will come to thee quickly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Repent, or else I will come vnto thee quickly, and wil fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and if not, I will come to thee quickly, and will war against them with the sword of my mouth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Or if not, I will come to thee quickly, and I will war upon them with the sword of my mouth.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Repent; 3340
{3340} Prime
μετανοέω
metanoeo
{met-an-o-eh'-o}
From G3326 and G3539; to think differently or afterwards, that is, reconsider (morally to feel compunction).
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
or else 1490
{1490} Prime
εἰ δὲ μήγἐ
ei de me(ge)
{i deh may'-(gheh)}
From G1487, G1161 and G3361 (sometimes with G1065 added); but if not.
I will come 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
unto thee 4671
{4671} Prime
σοί
soi
{soy}
Dative case of G4771; to thee.
quickly, 5035
{5035} Prime
ταχύ
tachu
{takh-oo'}
Neuter singular of G5036 (as adverb); shortly, that is, without delay, soon, or (by surprise) suddenly, or (by implication of ease) readily.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
will fight 4170
{4170} Prime
πολεμέω
polemeo
{pol-em-eh'-o}
From G4171; to be (engaged) in warfare, that is, to battle (literally or figuratively).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
against 3326
{3326} Prime
μετά
meta
{met-ah'}
A primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly denoting accompaniment; 'amid' (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722, and less close than G4862).
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
with 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
sword 4501
{4501} Prime
ῥομφαία
rhomphaia
{hrom-fah'-yah}
Probably of foreign origin; a sabre, that is, a long and broad cutlass (any weapon of the kind, literally or figuratively).
of my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
mouth. 4750
{4750} Prime
στόμα
stoma
{stom'-a}
Probably stregthened from a presumed derivative of the base of G5114; the mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication language (and its relations); figuratively an opening (in the earth); specifically the front or edge (of a weapon).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 2:16

_ _ The three oldest manuscripts read, “Repent, therefore.” Not only the Nicolaitanes, but the whole Church of Pergamos is called on to repent of not having hated the Nicolaitane teaching and practice. Contrast Paul, Acts 20:26.

_ _ I will come — I am coming.

_ _ fight against themGreek, “war with them”; with the Nicolaitanes primarily; but including also chastisement of the whole Church at Pergamos: compare “unto THEE.”

_ _ with the sword of my mouth — resumed from Revelation 1:16, but with an allusion to the drawn sword with which the angel of the Lord confronted Balaam on his way to curse Israel: an earnest of the sword by which he and the seduced Israelites fell at last. The spiritual Balaamites of John’s day are to be smitten with the Lord’s spiritual sword, the word or “rod of His mouth.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 2:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 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," Numbers 22:23, and afterwards "slain with the sword," Numbers 31:8.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Repent:

Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation 2:21-22 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. ... Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
Acts 17:30-31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: ... Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead.

else:

Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

will fight:

Revelation 2:12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Revelation 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Isaiah 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
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