In the same way you have people among you who follow the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Now turn from your sins! If you don't, I will come to you soon and fight against those people with the sword that comes out of my mouth.
"If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches! 1 "To those who win the victory I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give each of them a white stone on which is written a new name that no one knows except the one who receives it.
References for Revelation 2:17
2.17 a Ex 16.14, 15; 16.33, 34; Jn 6.48-50; b Is 62.2; 65.15.
"To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: "This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes blaze like fire, whose feet shine like polished brass.
I know what you do. I know your love, your faithfulness, your service, and your patience. I know that you are doing more now than you did at first.
But this is what I have against you: you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a messenger of God. By her teaching she misleads my servants into practicing sexual immorality and eating food that has been offered to idols. 2
References for Revelation 2:20
2.20 1 K 16.31; 2 K 9.22, 30.
I have given her time to repent of her sins, but she does not want to turn from her immorality.
And so I will throw her on a bed where she and those who committed adultery with her will suffer terribly. I will do this now unless they repent of the wicked things they did with her.
I will also kill her followers, and then all the churches will know that I am the one who knows everyone's thoughts and wishes. I will repay each of you according to what you have done. 3
References for Revelation 2:23
2.23 a Ps 7.9; Jr 17.10; b Ps 62.12.
"But the rest of you in Thyatira have not followed this evil teaching; you have not learned what the others call "the deep secrets of Satan.' I say to you that I will not put any other burden on you.
But until I come, you must hold firmly to what you have.