2 Unto athe angel of the church of bEphesus write; These things saith che that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh din the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 eI know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not fbear them which are evil: and gthou hast tried them hwhich say they are iapostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast fjborne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and khast not fainted. 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left lthy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else mI will come unto thee quickly, and will remove nthy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of othe Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 pHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; qTo him that overcometh will I give to eat of rthe tree of life, which is in the midst of sthe paradise of God.
8 And unto athe angel of the church in tSmyrna write; These things saith uthe first and the last, vwhich was dead, and is alive; 9 eI know thy works, and tribulation, and wpoverty, (but thou art wrich) and I know the blasphemy of xythem which say they are Jews, and are not, but are ythe synagogue of zSatan. 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and aye shall have btribulation cten days: dbe thou efaithful unto death, and I will give thee fa crown of life. 11 gHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; gHe that overcometh hshall not be hurt of ithe second death.
12 And to jthe angel of the church in kPergamos write; These things saith lhe which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 mI know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where nSatan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not odenied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my efaithful pmartyr, who was slain among you, where nSatan dwelleth. 14 ppBut I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of qBalaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, rto eat things sacrificed unto idols, and sto commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of tthe Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and uwill fight against them with lthe sword of my mouth. 17 gHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; gTo him that overcometh will I give to eat of vthe hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone wa new name written, xwhich no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
18 And unto jthe angel of the church in yThyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, zwho hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and ahis feet are like fine brass; 19 mI know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20 bNotwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman cJezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to decommit fornication, and dto eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And fI gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will gcast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he hwhich searcheth ithe reins and ihhearts: and kI will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in lThyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of mSatan, as they speak; I will nput upon you none other burden. 25 But othat which ye have already hold fast till ooI come. 26 pAnd he that overcometh, and keepeth my works qunto the end, to rhim will I give power over the nations: 27 And she shall trule them with a rod of iron; sas the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: ueven as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him wthe morning star. 29 xHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
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