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Revelation 2:18-29 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 "Write this letter to the angel of the church in Thyatira. This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes are bright like flames of fire, whose feet are like polished bronze:" 18 "To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.
19 "I know all the things you do -- your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
20 But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman -- that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet -- to lead my servants astray. She is encouraging them to worship idols, eat food offered to idols, and commit sexual sin. 20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
21 I gave her time to repent, but she would not turn away from her immorality. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.
22 Therefore, I will throw her upon a sickbed, and she will suffer greatly with all who commit adultery with her, unless they turn away from all their evil deeds. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.
23 I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
24 But I also have a message for the rest of you in Thyatira who have not followed this false teaching ('deeper truths,' as they call them -- depths of Satan, really). I will ask nothing more of you 24 Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan's so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you):
25 except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come." 25 Only hold on to what you have until I come.
26 "To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, I will give authority over all the nations. 26 To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations--
27 They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots. 27 'He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery -- just as I have received authority from my Father.
28 They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star! 28 I will also give him the morning star.
29 Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches." 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.