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Revelation 2:22-24 The Passion Translation (TPT)

22 Now I will lay her low[a] with terrible distress along with all her adulterous partners if they do not repent.[b] 23 And I will strike down her followers with a deadly plague.[c] Then all the congregations will realize that I am the one who thoroughly searches the most secret thought[d] and the innermost being.[e] I will give to each one what their works deserve. 24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira who don’t adhere to the teachings of Jezebel and have not been initiated into deep satanic secrets,[f] I say to you (without laying upon you any other burden):


  1. Revelation 2:22 This may be an idiom for a severe illness. The Aramaic can be translated “I will throw her down into a coffin.”
  2. Revelation 2:22 Thyatira was known as the center of many guilds or trade societies that required their members to participate in idolatry (often involving sexual immorality). This would make it very difficult for the believers to remain morally pure in an immoral and idolatrous culture.
  3. Revelation 2:23 Or “I will strike dead her children.” Her “children” would be a metaphor for her followers. Although the Greek word thanatos means death, in some contexts it refers to deadly disease and is often translated “pestilence” in the Septuagint. See A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed., 443.
  4. Revelation 2:23 Or “every emotion” (or “affection”).
  5. Revelation 2:23 The Aramaic can be translated “I am the guardian of hearts and souls.”
  6. Revelation 2:24 Or “have not known the deep things of Satan.”
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