3 And unto athe angel of the church in bSardis write; These things saith he that hath cthe seven Spirits of God, and dthe seven stars; I eknow thy works, that thou hast a name fthat thou livest, and fgart dead. 2 Be hwatchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy iworks perfect before God. 3 kRemember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and lrepent. If therefore thou shalt not hwatch, I will mcome on thee nas a thief, and nthou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few onames even in bSardis which have not pdefiled their garments; and they shall walk with me qin white: for they are rworthy. 5 sHe that overcometh, the same tshall be clothed qin white raiment; and I will not ublot out his name out of vthe book of life, but wI will confess his name before my Father, and xbefore his angels. 6 yHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
7 And to athe angel of the church in zPhiladelphia write; These things saith ahe that is bholy, ahe that is ctrue, he that hath dthe key of David, ehe that openeth, and no man shutteth; and fshutteth, and no man openeth; 8 gI know thy works: behold, I have set before thee han open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not idenied my name. 9 Behold, I will make them of kthe synagogue of Satan, kwhich say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, lI will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that mI have loved thee. 10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, nI also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon oall the world, to try pthem that dwell upon the earth. 11 qBehold, I come quickly: rshold that fast which thou hast, that no man take tthy crown. 12 uHim that overcometh will I make va pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him wthe name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is xnew Jerusalem, ywhich cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him zmy new name. 13 aHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
14 And unto bthe angel of the church ||of the cLaodiceans write; These things saith the dAmen, ethe faithful and ftrue witness, gthe beginning of the creation of God; 15 hI know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: iI would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, kI am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee lto buy of me mgold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and nwhite raiment, othat thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 pAs many as qI love, I rebuke and chasten: rbe zealous therefore, and srepent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and tuknock: uif any man hear my voice, and open the door, vI will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 wTo him that overcometh will I grant xto sit with me in my throne, even as yI also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 zHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
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