1 "To the Angel of the Church in Sardis write: "These things says he who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: "I know your deeds, that you have the name of being alive, but are dead.
2 Become watchful and strengthen the things that remain, which are about to die. For I have not found any works of yours complete before my God.
3 Remember, then, how you have received and heard, and give attention and repent. Unless you watch, I will come like a thief and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.
4 But you have a few names in Sardis which have not stained their garments, and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
5 He who conquers shall be thus clothed in white garments, and I will not erase his name from the book of life, but will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
6 Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
7 "To the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia write: "These things says the Holy, the True, he who has the key of David, who opens and no one shuts and who shuts and no one opens:
8 "I know your deeds. See, I have set before you an opened door which no one can shut, because you have a little power and you have kept my word and have not disowned my name.
9 See, I will make those from the synagogue of Satan, men who call themselves Jews when they are not but are lying \'97 I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they shall know that I have loved you.
10 Because you have kept my command of patient endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which is about to come on all the world, to try the inhabitants of the earth.
11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may take your crown.
12 He who conquers \'97 I will make him a pillar in the Temple of my God and he will never go out, and I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down from heaven from my God, and I will write on him my own new name.
13 Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
14 "To the Angel of the Church in Laodicea write: "These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:
15 "I know your deeds \'97 that you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!
16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I shall spew you out of my mouth.
17 Because you say, 'I am rich and have grown wealthy and lack nothing,' and do not know that you are wretched and pitiable and poor and blind and naked,
18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments to put on, so that the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.
19 All that I love I rebuke and discipline. Be earnest, then, and repent.
20 See, I am standing at the door and knocking. If any one listens to my voice and opens his door, I will come in with him and will feast with him and he with me.
21 He who conquers \'97 to him I will grant to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches."