2 1To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These things saith he
that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, he that walketh in the midst
of the seven golden candlesticks:
2I 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;
thou hast patience and didst bear for my name's sake, and hast not grown
4But I have this against thee, that thou didst leave thy
5Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent and do
the first works; or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of
its place, except thou repent.
6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the
works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7He that 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.
8And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things saith the
first and the last, who was dead, and lived again:
9I know thy
tribulation, and thy poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy of them
that say they are Jews, and they art not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil
is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall
have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee
the crown of life.
11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith to the churches. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second
12and to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These things
saith he that hath the sharp two-edged sword:
13I know where thou
dwellest, even where Satan's throne 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.
have a few things against thee, because thou hast there some that hold the
teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the
children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit
15So hast thou also some that hold the teaching of the
Nicolaitans in like manner.
16Repent therefore; or else I come to thee
quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
17He that 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.
18And to the angel of the church
in Thyatira write: These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like
a flame of fire, and his feet are like unto burnished brass:
19I know thy
works, and thy love and faith and ministry and patience, and that thy last
works are more than the first.
20But I have this against thee,
that thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, who calleth herself a prophetess; and
she teacheth and seduceth my servants to commit fornication, and to eat
things sacrificed to idols.
21And I gave her time that she should repent;
and she willeth not to repent of her fornication.
22Behold, I cast her
into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation,
except they repent of her works.
23And I will kill her children with
death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins
and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.
24But to you I say, to the rest that are in Thyatira, as many as have not
this teaching, who know not the deep things of Satan, as they are wont to
say; I cast upon you none other burden.
25Nevertheless that which ye
have, hold fast till I come.
26And he that overcometh, and he that
keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations:
27and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter
are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my Father:
28and I will
give him the morning star.
29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith to the churches.