8"And to the angel of the church in 5Smyrnawrite:6The first and the last, whoa7was dead, and has come to life, saysthis:9'I know your 8tribulation and your 9poverty (but you are 10rich ), and the blasphemy by those who 11say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of 12Satan.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 13tested, and you will havetribulation14for tendays. bBe 15faithfuluntildeath, and I will give you 16the crown of life.11'17He who has an ear, let him hearwhat the Spiritsays to the churches. 18He who overcomes will not be hurt by the 19seconddeath.'
12"And to the angel of the church in 20Pergamumwrite:The One who has21the sharptwo-edgedswordsaysthis:13'I knowwhere you dwell, where22Satan'sthrone is; and you holdfast My name, and did not deny23My faitheven in the days of Antipas, My 24witness, My 25faithfulone, who was killedamong you, 26whereSatandwells.14'But 27I have a fewthingsagainst you, because you havethere some who hold the 28teaching of Balaam, who kept teachingBalak to put a stumblingblockbefore the sons of Israel, 29to eatthingssacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.15'So you alsohave some who in the samewayhold the teaching of the 30Nicolaitans.16'Therefore31repent; orelse32I am coming to you quickly, and I will makewaragainst them with 33the sword of My mouth.17'34He who has an ear, let him hearwhat the Spiritsays to the churches. 35To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden36manna, and I will give him a whitestone, and a 37newnamewritten on the stone38whichnooneknows but he who receives it.'