Parallel Bible results for Revelation 3:14-22

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Revelation 3:14-22

MSG 14 Write to Laodicea, to the Angel of the church. God's Yes, the Faithful and Accurate Witness, the First of God's creation, says: NIV 14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. MSG 15 "I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You're not cold, you're not hot - far better to be either cold or hot! NIV 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! MSG 16 You're stale. You're stagnant. You make me want to vomit. NIV 16 So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth. MSG 17 You brag, 'I'm rich, I've got it made, I need nothing from anyone,' oblivious that in fact you're a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless. NIV 17 You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. MSG 18 "Here's what I want you to do: Buy your gold from me, gold that's been through the refiner's fire. Then you'll be rich. Buy your clothes from me, clothes designed in Heaven. You've gone around half-naked long enough. And buy medicine for your eyes from me so you can see, really see. NIV 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. MSG 19 "The people I love, I call to account - prod and correct and guide so that they'll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after God! NIV 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. MSG 20 "Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I'll come right in and sit down to supper with you. NIV 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. MSG 21 Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father. That's my gift to the conquerors! NIV 21 To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. MSG 22 "Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches." NIV 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."