1"To the angel of the church in 1Ephesuswrite :The One who holds2the sevenstars in His righthand, the One who walksa3among the sevengoldenlampstands, saysthis :2'4I know your deeds and your toil and bperseverance, and that you cannottolerateevilmen, and you 5put to the testthose who callthemselves6apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false ;3and you havecperseverance and have endured7for My name'ssake, and have not grownweary.4'But I have this against you, that you have 8left your firstlove.5'Thereforeremember from where you have fallen, and 9repent and 10do the ddeeds you did at first ; orelse I am coming to you and will remove your 11lampstand out of its place-unless you repent.6'Yetthis you do have, that you hate the deeds of the 12Nicolaitans, which I alsohate.7'13He who has an ear, let him hearwhat the Spiritsays to the churches. 14To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of 15the tree of lifewhich is in the 16Paradise of God.'
8"And to the angel of the church in 17Smyrnawrite :18The first and the last, whoe19was dead, and has come to life, saysthis :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 fearwhat 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 havetribulation26for tendays. fBe 27faithfuluntildeath, and I will give you 28the crown of life.