Chapter 2Revelation of John

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1 To the angel :of the church in Ephesus write: These things saith he who holdeth the seven stars in his :right, who walketh midst the seven :golden lampstands: 2 I know thy :works, and thy :toil and :patience, and that thou canst not bear evil men, and didst try them that call themselves apostles, and they are not, and didst find them false; 3 and thou hast patience and didst bear for my :name’s sake, and hast not grown weary. 4 But I have this against thee, that thou didst leave thy first :love. 5 Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the first works; else I come to thee, and will move thy :lampstand out of its :place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 Who hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give to eat of the tree of :life, which is in the Paradise of :God.
 
8 And to the angel :of the church in Smyrna write: These things saith the first and the last, who became dead, and lived: 9 I know thy :tribulation, and :poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy from them that say they are Jews, and are not, but are :Satan’s synagogue. 10 Fear not what things thou art about to suffer: lo, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried and have a tribulation of ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of :life. 11 Who hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
Who overcometh shall in nowise be hurt of the second death.
 
12 And to the angel :of the church in Pergamos write:
These things saith he that hath the sharp :two-edged :sword: 13 I know where thou dwellest, where the throne of Satan is; and thou holdest fast my :name, and didst not deny my :faith, even in the days of Antipas my :witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where :Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there some holding the teaching of Balaam, who taught :Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication. 15 Thus hast thou also some holding the teaching of Nicolaitans likewise. 16 Repent therefore; else I come to thee quickly, and I will war against them with the sword of my :mouth. 17 Who hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give of the hidden :manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knoweth but he that receiveth it.

18 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: †These things saith the Son of :God, who hath his :eyes as a flame of fire, and his :feet like burnished brass: 19 I know thy :works, and the love and the faith and the ministry and thy :patience, and thy :last :works are more than the first. 20 But I have against thee, that thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, who calleth herself prophetess; and she teacheth and seduceth my :bondmen to commit fornication, and to eat idol sacrifices. 21 And I gave her time to repent; and she willeth not to repent of her :fornication. 22 Lo, I cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of her :works. 23 And I will kill her :children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth reins and hearts: and I will give to each of you according to your :works. 24 But to you I say, to the rest :in Thyatira, as many as have not this :teaching, who know not the depths of :Satan, as they are saying, I lay on you no other burden. 25 Nevertheless what ye have, hold fast till I come. 26 And who overcometh, and who keepeth my :works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations: 27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the potter’s vessels are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my :Father: 28 and I will give him the morning :star. 29 Who hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

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