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Revelation 2:1-7 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands: 1 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands:
2 "I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance. I know that you cannot tolerate evildoers; you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them to be false. 2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.
3 I also know that you are enduring patiently and bearing up for the sake of my name, and that you have not grown weary. 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.
5 Remember then from what you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. 5 Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
6 Yet this is to your credit: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. To everyone who conquers, I will give permission to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God. 7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.