"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: "The First and the Last, the One who was dead and came to life, says:
I know your a tribulation and poverty, yet you are rich. [I know] the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Don't be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will have tribulation for 10 days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown b of life.
"Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor will never be harmed by the second death. c