Revelation of John 2
To the Church in Ephesus1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of a him who holds the seven stars in his right hand b who walks among the seven golden lampstands. 2 c “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but d have tested those e who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up f for my name’s sake, and you g have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned h the love you had at first. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do i the works you did at first. If not j I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. 6 Yet this you have: you hate the works of k the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 l He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. m To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of n the tree of life, which is in o the paradise of God.’
To the Church in Smyrna8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of p the first and the last q who died and came to life. 9 “‘I know your tribulation and r your poverty ( s but you are rich) and the slander ▼
▼ Greek blasphemyof u those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, v that you may be tested, and for w ten days x you will have tribulation. y Be faithful z unto death, and I will give you aa the crown of life. 11 ab He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. ac The one who conquers will not be hurt by ad the second death.’
To the Church in Pergamum12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has ae the sharp two-edged sword. 13 “‘I know where you dwell af where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not ag deny my faith ▼
▼ Or your faith in meeven in the days of Antipas ai my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of aj Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might ak eat food sacrificed to idols and al practice sexual immorality. 15 So also you have some who hold the teaching of am the Nicolaitans. 16 Therefore repent. If not an I will come to you soon and ao war against them with ap the sword of my mouth. 17 aq He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. ar To the one who conquers I will give some of as the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with at a new name written on the stone au that no one knows except the one who receives it.’
To the Church in Thyatira18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God av who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 aw “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman ax Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants ▼
▼ Greek bondservantsaz to practice sexual immorality and ba to eat food sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but bb she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, 23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he bc who searches mind and heart, and bd I will give to each of you according to your works. 24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call be the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I bf do not lay on you any other burden. 25 Only hold fast bg what you have until I come. 26 bh The one who conquers and who keeps my works bi until the end bj to him I will give authority over the nations, 27 and bk he will bl rule them with a rod of iron bm as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. 28 And I will give him bn the morning star. 29 bo He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
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