Revelation of John 31 To the Angel of the Church in Sardis write.--"These are the words of him who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars; --I know your life, and that men say of you that you are living, though you are dead. 2 Be on the watch, and strengthen what still survives, though once it was all but dead; for I have not found your life perfect in the eyes of my God. 3 Therefore remember what you have received and heard, and lay it to heart and repent. Unless you are on the watch, I shall come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I am coming to you. 4 Yet there are some few among you at Sardis who did not soil their robes; they shall walk with me, robed in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who conquers shall be clothed in these white robes, and I will not 'strike his name out of the Book of Life';but I will own him before my Father, and before his angels. 6 Let him who has ears hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches." 7 To the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia write.--"These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds 'the Key of David, who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one opens'.-- 8 I know your life (see, I have set a door open before you which no one is able to shut), I know that, though you have but little strength, you kept my teaching in mind, and did not disown my Name. 9 Listen, I give some of the Congregation of Satan, the men who declare that they are Jews, though they are not, but are lying----I will make them 'come and bow down at your feet,' and they shall learn that I loved you. 10 Because you kept in mind the story of my endurance, I will keep you in the hour of trial that is about to come upon the whole world, the hour that will test all who are living upon earth. 11 I will come quickly. Hold to what you have received, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who conquers--I will make him a pillar in the Temple of my God; and never more shall he leave it; and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the City of my God, the New Jerusalem, which is coming down out of Heaven from my God, and I will write on him my new name. 13 Let him who has ears hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches." 14 To the Angel of the Church in Laodicaea write.--"These are the words of the Unchanging One, 'the Witness faithful and true, the Beginning of the Creation of God'.-- 15 I know your life; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 But now, because you are lukewarm, neither hot not cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say 'I am rich and have grown rich, and I want for nothing,' and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, naked! 18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold which has been refined by fire, that you may grow rich; and white robes, that you may be clothed and your shameful nakedness be hidden; and ointment to anoint your eyes, that you may see. 19 'All whom I love I rebuke and discipline.' Therefore be in earnest and repent. 20 I am standing at the door and knocking! If any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will go in, and will feast with him, and he shall feast with me. 21 To him who conquers--to him I will give the right to sit beside me on my throne, as I, when I conquered, took my seat beside my Father on his throne. 22 Let him who has ears hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches."
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