"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who
holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among
the seven golden lampstands, says this:
2 'I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that
you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who
call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them
to be false;
3 and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake,
and have not grown weary.
4 'But I have this against you, that you have left your first
5 'Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and
do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and
will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.
6 'Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans,
which I also hate.
7 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree
of life which is in the Paradise of God.'
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first
and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this:
9 'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich),
and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not,
but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil
is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be
tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful
until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to
the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One
who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
13 'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; and you hold
fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas,
My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan
14 'But I have a few things against you, because you have there
some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak
to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things
sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.
'So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of
16 'Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and
I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
17 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the
churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the
hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name
written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.'
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son
of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like
burnished bronze, says this:
19 'I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and
perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at
20 'But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel,
who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants
astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things
sacrificed to idols.
'I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of
'Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who
commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent
of her deeds.
23 'And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the
churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts;
and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
24 'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not
hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan,
as they call them--I place no other burden on you.
25 'Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.
26 'He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end,
TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS;
27 AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF
THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority
from My Father;
28 and I will give him the morning star.
29 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the