2"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands:G32G1577G2179G1125G3592G3004G2902G2033G792G1722G846G1188G3588G4043G1722G3319G2033G5552G3087 2"I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance. I know that you cannot tolerate evildoers; you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them to be false.G1492G4675G2041G2532G4675G2873G2532G4675G5281G2532G3754G1410G3756G941G2556G2532G3985G5335G1511G652G2532G1526G3756G2532G2147G846G5571 3I also know that you are enduring patiently and bearing up for the sake of my name, and that you have not grown weary.G2532G941G2532G2192G5281G2532G1223G3450G1223G3686G2872G2532G2577G3756G2577 4But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.G235G2192G2596G4675G3754G863G4675G4413G26 5Remember then from what you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.G3421G3767G4159G1601G2532G3340G2532G4160G4413G2041G1490G2064G4671G5035G2532G2795G4675G3087G1537G846G5117G3362G3340 6Yet this is to your credit: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.G235G5124G2192G3754G3404G2041G3531G3739G2504G3404 7Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers, I will give permission to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God.G2192G3775G191G5101G4151G3004G1577G846G3528G1325G5315G1537G3586G2222G3739G2076G1722G3319G3857G2316 8"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These are the words of the first and the last, who was dead and came to life:G2532G32G1577G4668G1125G3592G3004G4413G2532G2078G3739G1096G3498G2532G2198 9"I know your affliction and your poverty, even though you are rich. I know the slander on the part of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.G1492G4675G2041G2532G2347G2532G4432G1161G1488G4145G2532G988G3588G3004G1438G1511G2453G2532G1526G3756G235G4864G4567 10Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Beware, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison so that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have affliction. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.G5399G3367G3739G3195G3958G2400G1228G3195G906G1537G5216G1519G5438G2443G3985G2532G2192G2347G1176G2250G1096G4103G891G2288G2532G1325G4671G4735G2222 11Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Whoever conquers will not be harmed by the second death.G2192G3775G191G5101G4151G3004G1577G3528G91G3364G91G1537G1208G2288 12"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword:G2532G32G1577G1722G4010G1125G3592G3004G2192G3691G4501G1366 13"I know where you are living, where Satan's throne is. Yet you are holding fast to my name, and you did not deny your faith in me even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan lives.G1492G4675G2041G2532G4226G2730G3699G4567G2362G2532G2902G3450G3686G2532G720G3756G720G3450G4102G2532G1722G2250G1722G3739G493G3450G4103G3144G3739G615G3844G5213G3699G4567G2730 14But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel, so that they would eat food sacrificed to idols and practice fornication.G235G2192G3641G2596G4675G3754G2192G1563G2902G1322G903G3739G1722G1321G904G906G4625G1799G5207G2474G5315G1494G2532G4203 15So you also have some who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.G3779G2192G4771G2532G2902G1322G3531G3739G3404 16Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and make war against them with the sword of my mouth.G3340G1490G2064G4671G5035G2532G4170G3326G846G1722G4501G3450G4750 17Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give a white stone, and on the white stone is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.G2192G3775G191G5101G4151G3004G1577G846G3528G1325G5315G575G2928G3131G2532G1325G846G3022G5586G2532G1909G5586G2537G3686G1125G3739G3762G1097G1508G2983 18"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze:G2532G32G1577G1722G2363G1125G3592G3004G5207G2316G3588G2192G846G3788G5613G5395G4442G2532G846G4228G3664G5474 19"I know your works—your love, faith, service, and patient endurance. I know that your last works are greater than the first.G1492G4675G2041G2532G26G2532G1248G2532G4102G2532G4675G5281G2532G4675G2041G2532G2078G4119G4413 20But I have this against you: you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet and is teaching and beguiling my servants to practice fornication and to eat food sacrificed to idols.G235G2192G3641G2596G4675G3754G1439G1135G2403G3588G3004G1438G4398G1321G2532G4105G1699G1401G4203G2532G5315G1494 21I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her fornication.G2532G1325G846G5550G2443G3340G1537G846G4202G2532G3340G3756 22Beware, I am throwing her on a bed, and those who commit adultery with her I am throwing into great distress, unless they repent of her doings;G2400G1473G906G846G1519G2825G2532G3431G3326G846G1519G3173G2347G3362G3340G1537G846G2041 23and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you as your works deserve.G2532G615G846G5043G1722G2288G2532G3956G1577G1097G3754G1473G1510G3588G2045G3510G2532G2588G2532G1325G1538G5213G2596G5216G2041 24But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call 'the deep things of Satan,' to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden;G1161G5213G3004G2532G3062G1722G2363G3745G2192G3756G5026G1322G2532G3748G1097G3756G1097G899G4567G5613G3004G906G1909G5209G3756G243G922 25only hold fast to what you have until I come.G4133G3739G2192G2902G891G3739G302G2240 26To everyone who conquers and continues to do my works to the end, I will give authority over the nations;G2532G3528G2532G5083G3450G2041G891G5056G846G1325G1849G1909G1484 27to rule them with an iron rod, as when clay pots are shattered—G2532G4165G846G1722G4464G4603G5613G4632G2764G4937G2504G5613G2504G2983G3844G3450G3962 28even as I also received authority from my Father. To the one who conquers I will also give the morning star.G2532G1325G846G4407G792 29Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.G2192G3775G191G5101G4151G3004G1577
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