The Apocalypse – Chapter 3
܀ ܓܢܝܢܐ ܕܝܘܚܢܢ ܀
1 After these things, I looked and lo, a door [was] open in heaven.
And the first voice which I heard, was as of a trumpet talking with me.
Come up hither;
and I will show thee the things that must occur hereafter.
2 Instantly, I was in the Spirit:
and lo, a throne was placed in heaven;
and there was [one] seated on the throne.
3 And he who sat, was like the appearance of a jasper-stone, and of a sardine [sard], and of a rainbow of the clouds, round about the throne, in form as the appearance of emeralds.
4 Around the throne were twenty and four seats;
and upon those seats sat twenty and four Elders, who were clothed in white robes, and on whose heads were coronets of gold.
5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, and the sound of thunders;
and seven lamps of fire were burning before his throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne, as it were a sea of glass like crystal; and in the midst of the throne, and around it, and before the throne, were four Animals, full of eyes in their front and in their rear.
7 And the first Animal resembled a lion;
and the second Animal resembled a calf;
and the third Animal had a face like a man;
and the fourth Animal resembled an eagle when flying.
8 And these four Animals had, each of them, six wings around it:
and within they were full of eyes:
and they have no cessation, day or night, from saying:
Holy, Holy, Holy, the Lord God, the Omnipotent, who was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when these Animals give glory and honor and praise to him that sitteth on the throne, to him who liveth for ever and ever,
10 the twenty and four Elders fall down before him who sitteth on the throne, and they worship him who liveth for ever and ever;
and they cast their coronets before the throne, saying,
11 Worthy art thou, O Lord our God, the Holy, to receive glory and honor and power;
for thou hast created all things, and by thee they exist;
and because of thy pleasure they had being and were created.
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.
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