Revelation 3:1-8 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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