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Revelation 2:9

2:9 ‘I know the distress you are suffering 1  and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know 2  the slander against you 3  by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but are a synagogue 4  of Satan.

1 tn Or “know your suffering.” This could refer to suffering or distress caused by persecution (see L&N 22.2).

2 tn Because of the length and complexity of this Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation by supplying the phrase “I also know” to link this English sentence back to “I know” at the beginning of the verse.

3 tn The words “against you” are not in the Greek text, but are implied.

4 sn A synagogue was a place for Jewish prayer and worship, with recognized leadership (e.g., Mt 4:23, Mk 1:21, Lk 4:15, Jn 6:59).

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