2:12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
And to the ANGEL of the church in Pergamum write: the ONE who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
Christ is the author of this letter - Revelation 1:16.
The Lord will use His sword to fight the BALAAMites (Revelation 2:14) and the NICOLAITANS (Revelation 2:15).
This verse may allude to the fact that Pergamum under Roman control was given the rare power of capital punishment (ius gladii). This power is symbolized by the sword.
References to the Revelation of Jesus Christ are in bold
italics. Words spoken by Jesus are in red.
All other references are in bold only
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