1"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: 'The words of 1him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, 2who walks among the seven golden lampstands.
23"'I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but 4have tested those 5who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.
3I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up 6for my name's sake, and you 7have not grown weary.
4But I have this against you, that you have abandoned 8the love you had at first.
5Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do 9the works you did at first. If not, 10I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
6Yet this you have: you hate the works of 11the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
712He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 13To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of 14the tree of life, which is in 15the paradise of God.'