1 "To the Angel of the Church in Ephesus write: "These things says he who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks in the midst of the seven golden lamp-stands:
2 I know your works and your labor and your endurance, and that you cannot bear wicked people, and you have tried those who say that they are apostles though they are not, and you have found them liars.
3 You have endurance and you have borne for the sake of my name and you have not been discouraged.
4 But I have this against you, that you have lost your first love.
5 Remember then from where you have fallen, and repent and do your former works. Otherwise I am coming to you and will move your lampstand from its place, if you do not repent.
6 But you have this, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.
8 "To the Angel of the Church in Smyrna write: "These things says the First and the Last, who died and returned to life:
9 I know your distress and poverty, but you are rich, and I know the profane words from those who say that they are Jews though they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
10 Do not fear what you are soon to suffer. The Devil will soon cast some of you into prison so that you may be tested, and you will have distress ten days. Be faithful to death and I will give you the crown of life.
11 Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.
12 "To the Angel of the Church in Pergamum write: "These things says he who has the sharp two-edged sword:
13 I know where you live, where the throne of Satan is. Yet you are holding fast my name and did not disown faith in me even in the days when Antipas, my faithful witness, was killed beside you where Satan lives.
14 But I have a few things against you, because you have some who hold the teaching of Balaam who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the sons of Israel: to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit unchastity.
15 And even you have some who likewise hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
16 Repent, therefore. Otherwise I am coming to you shortly, and I will make war upon them with the sword of my mouth.
17 Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but he who receives it.
18 "To the Angel of the Church in Thyatira write: "These things says the Son of God, he who has eyes like a flame of fire and feet like fine brass:
19 I know your works and your love and your faith and your service and your endurance, and that your last works are more than your first.
20 But I have against you that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches and leads astray my servants to commit unchastity and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
21 I gave her time to repent, but she will not repent of her unchastity.
22 See, I will cast her into a bed and those who commit adultery with her into great distress, unless they repent of their deeds,
23 and her children I will surely kill. All the churches shall know that I am he who searches hearts and will give to each of you according to your deeds.
24 But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, as many as do not hold this teaching, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I do not lay on you any other burden.
25 But hold fast what you have until I come.
26 He who conquers and keeps my commands to the end \'97 I will give him authority over the nations,
27 and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron, as earthenware is broken to pieces, just as I also have received from my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches.