1 “To the angel of the church in aSardis write:
6 ‘aHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
7 “And to the angel of the church in aPhiladelphia write:
9 ‘Behold, I 1will cause those of athe synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them bcome and bow down 2at your feet, and make them know that cI have loved you.
10 ‘Because you have akept the word of bMy 1perseverance, cI also will keep you from the hour of 2dtesting, that hour which is about to come upon the whole 3eworld, to 4test fthose who dwell on the earth.
12 ‘aHe who overcomes, I will make him a bpillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the cname of My God, and dthe name of the city of My God, ethe new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My fnew name.
13 ‘aHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
14 “To the angel of the church in aLaodicea write:
16 ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will 1spit you out of My mouth.
17 ‘Because you say, “aI am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
18 I advise you to abuy from Me bgold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and cwhite garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that dthe shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
22 ‘aHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ ”
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