Revelation 3 NIV

To the Church in Sardis

1 "To the angela of the church in Sardis1 write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spiritsb2 of God and the seven stars.3 I know your deeds;4 you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.5

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    • a 3:1 - Or "messenger"; also in verses 7 and 14
    • b 3:1 - Or "the sevenfold Spirit"
      2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God.
      3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent.6 But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief,7 and you will not know at what time8 I will come to you.

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      4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes.9 They will walk with me, dressed in white,10 for they are worthy.

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      5 He who overcomes11 will, like them, be dressed in white.12 I will never blot out his name from the book of life,13 but will acknowledge his name before my Father14 and his angels.

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          6 He who has an ear, let him hear15 what the Spirit says to the churches.

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          To the Church in Philadelphia

          7 "To the angel of the church in Philadelphia16 write: These are the words of him who is holy17 and true,18 who holds the key of David.19 What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.

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          8 I know your deeds.20 See, I have placed before you an open door21 that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.22

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          9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan,23 who claim to be Jews though they are not,24 but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet25 and acknowledge that I have loved you.26

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          10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you27 from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world28 to test29 those who live on the earth.30

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          11 I am coming soon.31 Hold on to what you have,32 so that no one will take your crown.33

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          12 Him who overcomes34 I will make a pillar35 in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God36 and the name of the city of my God,37 the new Jerusalem,38 which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.

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          13 He who has an ear, let him hear39 what the Spirit says to the churches.

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          To the Church in Laodicea

          14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea40 write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness,41 the ruler of God's creation.42

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          15 I know your deeds,43 that you are neither cold nor hot.44 I wish you were either one or the other!

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          16 So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
          17 You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.'45 But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.46

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          18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire,47 so you can become rich; and white clothes48 to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness;49 and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

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              19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline.50 So be earnest, and repent.51

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              20 Here I am! I stand at the door52 and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,53 I will come in54 and eat with him, and he with me.

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              21 To him who overcomes,55 I will give the right to sit with me on my throne,56 just as I overcame57 and sat down with my Father on his throne.

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              22 He who has an ear, let him hear58 what the Spirit says to the churches."

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