17He who has an ear, let him hear1 what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes,2 I will give some of the hidden manna.3 I will also give him a white stone with a new name4 written on it, known only to him who receives it.5
18"To the angel of the church in Thyatira6 write: These are the words of the Son of God,7 whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.819I know your deeds,9 your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.20Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel,10 who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.1121I have given her time12 to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.1322So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery14 with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.23I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds,15 and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.1624Now 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):1725Only hold on to what you have18 until I come.1926To him who overcomes20 and does my will to the end,21 I will give authority over the nations22--27'He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery23 -- just as I have received authority from my Father.