Revelation 3 ESV

To the Church in Sardis

1 "And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: 'The words of him 1who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. "'I know your works. You have the reputation 2of being alive, 3but you are dead.

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2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works 4complete in the sight of my God.

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3 5Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, 6I will come 7like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.

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4 Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not 8soiled their garments, and they will walk with me 9in white, for they are 10worthy.

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5 11The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never 12blot his name out of 13the book of life. 14I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.

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6 15He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'

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      To the Church in Philadelphia

      7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: 'The words of 16the holy one, 17the true one, 18who has the key of David, 19who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.

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      8 "'I know your works. Behold, I have set before you 20an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

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      9 Behold, I will make those of 21the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie--behold, 22I will make them come and bow down before your feet and they will learn that 23I have loved you.

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      10 24Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try 25those who dwell on the earth.

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      11 26I am coming soon. 27Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize 28your crown.

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      12 29The one who conquers, I will make him 30a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him 31the name of my God, and 32the name of the city of my God, 33the new Jerusalem, 34which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own 35new name.

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      13 36He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'

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          To the Church in Laodicea

          14 "And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The words of the 37Amen, 38the faithful and true witness, 39the beginning of God's creation.

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          15 "'I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. 40Would that you were either cold or hot!

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          16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
          17 41For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, 42blind, and naked.

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          18 I counsel you 43to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and 44white garments so that you may clothe yourself and 45the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, 46so that you may see.

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              19 47Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

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              20 Behold, I stand at the door and 48knock. 49If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, 50I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

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              21 51The one who conquers, 52I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as 53I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.

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              22 54He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'"

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