8 “To the angel of the church in Smyrnae write:
These are the words of him who is the First and the Last,f who died and came to life again.g 9 I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich!h I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not,i but are a synagogue of Satan.j 10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you,k and you will suffer persecution for ten days.l Be faithful,m even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.n
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