Here is the patience of the saints (Hwde h upomonh twn agiwn estin). John's own comment as in Ezekiel 13:10 ; Ezekiel 17:9 . In this struggle against emperor worship lay their opportunity ( Romans 5:3 ). It was a test of loyalty to Christ. They that keep (oi throunte). In apposition with twn agiwn (genitive), though nominative, a frequent anacoluthon in this book ( Romans 2:20 , etc.). Cf. Romans 12:17 . The faith of Jesus (thn pistin Ihsou). "The faith in Jesus" (objective genitive) as in Romans 2:13 ; Mark 11:22 ; James 2:1 .