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Revelation 2 (New American Standard)

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Message to Ephesus

1 "To the angel of the church in 1Ephesus write: The One who holds 2the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks a3among the seven golden lampstands, says this: 2 '4I know your deeds and your toil and bperseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you 5put to the test those who call themselves 6apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false; 3 and you have cperseverance and have endured 7for My name's sake, and have not grown weary. 4 'But I have this against you, that you have 8left your first love. 5 'Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and 9repent and 10do the ddeeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your 11lampstand out of its place -unless you repent. 6 'Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the 12Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 '13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 14To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of 15the tree of life which is in the 16Paradise of God.'

Message to Smyrna

8 "And to the angel of the church in 17Smyrna write: 18The first and the last, who e19was dead, and has come to life, says this: 9 'I know your 20tribulation and your 21poverty (but you are 22rich ), and the blasphemy by those who 23say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of 24Satan. 10 'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be 25tested, and you will have tribulation 26for ten days. fBe 27faithful until death, and I will give you 28the crown of life. 11 '29He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 30He who overcomes will not be hurt by the 31second death.'

Message to Pergamum

12 "And to the angel of the church in 32Pergamum write: The One who has 33the sharp two-edged sword says this: 13 'I know where you dwell, where 34Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny 35My faith even in the days of Antipas, My 36witness, My 37faithful one, who was killed among you, 38where Satan dwells. 14 'But 39I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the 40teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, 41to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. 15 'So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the 42Nicolaitans. 16 'Therefore 43repent; or else 44I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with 45the sword of My mouth. 17 '46He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 47To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden 48manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a 49new name written on the stone 50which no one knows but he who receives it.'

Message to Thyatira

18 "And to the angel of the church in 51Thyatira write: 52The Son of God, 53who has geyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this: 19 '54I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and hperseverance, and that your ideeds of late are greater than jat first. 20 'But 55I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman 56Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they 57commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 '58I gave her time to repent, and she 59does not want to repent of her immorality. 22 'Behold, I will throw her kon a bed of sickness, and those who 60commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of lher deeds. 23 'And I will kill her children with mpestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who 61searches the nminds and hearts; and 62I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. 24 'But I say to you, the rest who are in 63Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the 64deep things of Satan, as they call them-I 65place no other burden on you. 25 'Nevertheless 66what you have, hold fast 67until I come. 26 '68He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds 69until the end, 70TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE oNATIONS; 27 AND HE SHALL p71RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, 72AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28 and I will give him 73the morning star. 29 '74He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'
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