Revelation 2:1-9 NIV

To the Church in Ephesus

1 "To the angela of the church in Ephesus1 write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand2 and walks among the seven golden lampstands:3

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    • a 2:1 - Or "messenger"; also in verses 8, 12 and 18
      2 I know your deeds,4 your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested5 those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.6

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      3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name,7 and have not grown weary.

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      4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.8

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      5 Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent9 and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand10 from its place.

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      6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans,11 which I also hate.

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        • 11 2:6 - ver 15
          7 He who has an ear, let him hear12 what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes,13 I will give the right to eat from the tree of life,14 which is in the paradise15 of God.

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          To the Church in Smyrna

          8 "To the angel of the church in Smyrna16 write: These are the words of him who is the First and the Last,17 who died and came to life again.18

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          9 I know your afflictions and your poverty--yet you are rich!19 I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not,20 but are a synagogue of Satan.21

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