The Apocalypse – Chapter 2
1 And to the angel of the community which is at Sardis, write:
These things saith he who hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars:
I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and thou art dead.
2 Awake, and preserve the things that remain, which are ready to die;
for I have not found thy works complete before my God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard;
and observe [those precepts], and repent.
If then thou wilt not wake up, I will come upon thee as a thief;
and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come upon thee.
4 Yet thou hast a few names in Sardis, who have not defiled their garments;
and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
5 He that is victorious, shall be so clothed in white robes; and I will not blot out their name from the book of life;
and I will confess their name before my Father, and before his angels.
6 He that hath ears, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the communities.
7 And to the angel of the community which is at Philadelphia, write:
These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, who openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works.
And lo, I have set before thee an open door, which no man can shut:
because thou hast a little strength;
and thou hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will give them of the congregation of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but lie, behold I will make them to come and do obeisance before thy feet;
and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, that is to come on all the inhabited world, to try them who dwell on the earth.
11 I come quickly:
hold fast what thou hast, so that no one take thy crown.
12 Him that is victorious, will I make a pillar in the temple of my God;
and he shall not again go out:
and I will write upon him the name of my God, and of the new Jerusalem which descendeth from heaven from my God, and my own new name.
13 He that hath ears, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the communities.
14 And to the angel of the community which is at Laodicea, write:
These things saith the Amen, the witness, the faithful, the true, the Chief of the creation of God:
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither hot, nor cold;
I would that thou wert cold or hot.
16 So, because thou art lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit thee from my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich and affluent, and have no want of any thing;
and thou knowest not, that thou art impotent, and miserable, and needy, and blind, and naked;
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest become rich;
and white raiment, to be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not be seen;
and put eye-salve on thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.
Be emulous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I have been standing at the door, and I will knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 And to him that is victorious, to him will I give to sit with me on my throne, even as I was victorious, and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the communities.
23 And her children will I slay with death:
and all the communities shall know, that I am he who searcheth reins and hearts;
and I will render to each of you according to your works.
24 And I say to you, to the rest that are in Thyatira, to all them who have not received this doctrine, the men who have not known the profound things of Satan, as they say;
I lay no other burden upon you:
25 but, what ye have, hold fast until I come.
26 And to him that is victorious, and to him that observeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority, over the nations;
27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron;
and like vessels of pottery, shall they be broken:
as I also have received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 He that hath ears, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the communities.
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The Apocalypse – Chapter 2