8 “And to the[a]angel of the church in Smyrna write,
‘These things saysthe First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you arerich); and I know the blasphemy ofthose who say they are Jews and are not,but are a[b]synagogue of Satan.
13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine ofBalaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel,to eat things sacrificed to idols,and to commit sexual immorality.15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans,[a]which thing I hate.
20 Nevertheless I have[a]a few things against you, because you allow[b]that womanJezebel, who calls herself a prophetess,[c]to teach and seduce My servantsto commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.21 And I gave her timeto[d]repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.
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