Revelation 2:13
 
Revelation 2:13
(KJV) I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
(1611 KJV) I know thy workes, and where thou dwellest, euen where Satans seat is, and thou holdest fast my Name, and hast not denied my faith, euen in those daies, wherein Antipas was my faithful Martyr, who was slaine among you, where Satan dwelleth.
(1587 Geneva Bible) I knowe thy workes and where thou dwellest, euen where Satans throne is, and thou keepest my Name, and hast not denied my faith, euen in those dayes when Antipas my faithfull martyr was slaine among you, where Satan dwelleth.
(1526 Tyndale) I knowe thy workes and where thow dwellest evyn where Sathans seat ys and thou kepest my name and hast not denyed my fayth. And in my dayes Antipas was a faythfull witnes of myne which was slayne amonge you where sathan dwelleth.
 
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.
(NASV) 'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
(THE MESSAGE) "I see where you live, right under the shadow of Satan's throne. But you continue boldly in my Name; you never once denied my Name, even when the pressure was worst, when they martyred Antipas, my witness who stayed faithful to me on Satan's turf.
(AMP) I know where you live--a place where Satan sits enthroned. [Yet] you are clinging to and holding fast My name, and you did not deny My faith, even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed (martyred) in your midst--where Satan dwells.
(NLT) “I know that you live in the city where Satan has his throne, yet you have remained loyal to me. You refused to deny me even when Antipas, my faithful witness, was martyred among you there in Satan’s city.
(ESV) "'I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
(CEV) I know that you live where Satan has his throne. But you have kept true to my name. Right there where Satan lives, my faithful witness Antipas was taken from you and put to death. Even then you did not give up your faith in me.
(NCV) I know where you live. It is where Satan has his throne. But you are true to me. You did not refuse to tell about your faith in me even during the time of Antipas, my faithful witness who was killed in your city, where Satan lives.
(1901 ASV) I know where thou dwellest, even where Satan's throne is; and thou holdest fast my name, and didst not deny my faith, even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwelleth.
(NLV) I know where you live. It is the place where Satan sits. I know that you are true to Me. You did not give up and turn away from your faith in Me, even when Antipas was killed. He was faithful in speaking for Me. He was killed in front of you where Satan is.
(HCSB) I know where you live—where Satan's throne is! And you are holding on to My name and did not deny your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan lives.
 
Textus Receptus - Traditional Text
oida ta erga sou kai pou katoikeiV opou o qronoV tou satana kai krateiV to onoma mou kai ouk hrnhsw thn pistin mou kai en taiV hmeraiV en aiV antipaV o martuV mou o pistoV oV apektanqh par umin opou katoikei o satanaV
 
Hort-Westcott - Critical Text
oida pou katoikeiV opou o qronoV tou satana kai krateiV to onoma mou kai ouk hrnhsw thn pistin mou kai en taiV hmeraiV antipaV o martuV mou o pistoV [mou] oV apektanqh par umin opou o satanaV katoikei
 
Corrupted Manuscripts
Aleph 01 - Sinaiticus - Nineteenth Century Counterfeit
A 02 - Alexandrinus - Fifth century
C 04 - Ephraemi Rescri
ptus - Fifth century
P 025 - Ninth century
Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse
Byzantine Text (450-1450 A.D.)
Stephanus (1550 A.D.)
 
Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions
Omits “I know thy works”
Lachmann, Karl - 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine - 1869
Tregelles, Samuel - 1857
Alford, Henry - 1849 revised in 1871
Westcott and Hort - 1881
Weiss, Bernhard - 1894
Nestle - 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland - 1979 - Twenty Sixth Edition
Nestle-Aland - 1993 - Twenty Seventh Edition
United Bible Societies - 1983 - Fourth Edition
 
Affected Teaching
Here at the outset God is commending the Church at Pergamos for upholding His Name correctly. God knows the works of this church. This principle also applies to the individual believer. God knows all of our works and if we compared our lives to the Scriptures, God would definitely have a few things against us too. I guess the Gnostics and the modern day translators did not feel that this commendation was worthy to be placed in Scripture so they omitted it for no reason given. Maybe they were afraid that God knew their works too and you can be sure He knows the works of the modern translators and publishers who peddle His Word for profit. Let us stay with the King James Bible and allow God to refine our Christian walk by letting us compare our walk to the complete Scriptures and not the “doctored” portions.

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