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10 On the Lord’s day the Spirit took control of me, and behind me I heard a loud voice that sounded like a trumpet. 11 The voice said, “Write in a book what you see. Then send it to the seven churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”[a]

12 When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands.

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  1. 1.11 Ephesus. . . Laodicea: Ephesus was in the center with the six other cities forming a half-circle around it.

10 On the Lord’s Day(A) I was in the Spirit,(B) and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet,(C) 11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see(D) and send it to the seven churches:(E) to Ephesus,(F) Smyrna,(G) Pergamum,(H) Thyatira,(I) Sardis,(J) Philadelphia(K) and Laodicea.”(L)

12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands,(M)

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