Chapter 3Revelation of John


1 And to the angel :of the church in Sardis write: These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of :God, and the seven stars: I know thy :works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Become watchful, and establish the things remaining, which were about to die: for I have not found thy works perfected before my :God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep it, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt in nowise know what hour I will come upon thee. 4 But thou hast a few names in Sardis that did not defile their :garments: and they shall walk with me in †white; because they are worthy. 5 Who overcometh shall thus be arrayed in white garments; and I will in nowise blot his :name out of the book of :life, and I will confess his :name before my :Father, and before his :angels. 6 Who hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
7 And to the angel :of the church in Philadelphia write: These things saith the holy one, the true, that hath the key of David, who openeth and none shall shut, and who shutteth and none openeth: 8 I know thy :works (lo, I have †set before thee a door opened, which none can shut it), that thou hast a little power, and didst keep my :word, and didst not deny my :name. 9 Lo, I give of the synagogue of :Satan, of them that say they are Jews, and are not, but lie; lo, I will make them to come and worship before thy :feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou didst keep the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of the trial, which hour is to come upon the whole inhabited earth, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 I come quickly: hold fast what thou hast, that no one take thy :crown. 12 Who overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my :God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my :God, and the name of the city of my :God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of the heaven from my :God, and my :new :name. 13 Who hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and the true :witness, the beginning of the creation :of God: 15 I know thy :works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am about to spew thee out of my :mouth. 17 Because thou sayest [that], I am rich, and have become rich, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou be rich; and white garments, that thou be clothed and the shame of thy :nakedness be not manifested, :and eye salve to anoint thine :eyes, that thou see. 19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Lo, I stand at the door and knock: if any hear my :voice and open the door, I will come in unto him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 Who overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my :throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my :Father in his :throne. 22 Who hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.