And to the angel of the church of Ephesus write thou, These things saith he, that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, which walketh [that walketh] in the middle of the seven golden candlesticks.
I know thy works, and thy travail, and thy patience, and that thou mayest not suffer evil men [and that thou mayest not sustain evil men]; and thou hast assayed them that say that they be apostles, and be not, and thou hast found them liars;
and thou hast patience, and thou hast suffered for my name [and thou hast sustained for my name], and failedest not.
But I have against thee a few things, that thou hast left thy first charity.
Therefore be thou mindful from whence thou hast fallen, and do penance, and do the first works; or else, I shall come soon to thee, and I shall move thy candlestick from his place [if not, I shall come soon to thee, and shall move thy candlestick of his place], but thou do penance.
But thou hast this good thing, that thou hatedest [for thou hatest] the deeds of Nicolaitanes, which also I hate.
He that hath ears, hear he, what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, I shall give to eat of the tree of life, that is in the paradise of my God.