"Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write: `These things saith He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks:
I know thy works and thy labor and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them that are evil; and how thou hast tried them that say they are apostles and are not, and hast found them liars;
and hast borne, and hast patience, and for My name's sake hast labored and hast not fainted.
Nevertheless, I have something against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the works as at first; or else I will come unto thee quickly and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, unless thou repent.
But this thou hast: that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.'