Message to Ephesus

“To the angel of the church in (A)Ephesus write:

The One who holds (B)the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks [a](C)among the seven golden lampstands, says this:

(D)I know your deeds and your labor and [b]perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil people, and you have (E)put those who call themselves (F)apostles to the test, and they are not, and you found them to be false; and you have [c]perseverance and have endured (G)on account of My name, and have not become weary. But I have this against you, that you have (H)left your first love. Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and (I)repent, and (J)do the [d]deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and I will remove your (K)lampstand from its place—unless you repent. But you have this, that you hate the deeds of the (L)Nicolaitans, which I also hate. (M)The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (N)To the one who overcomes, I will grant to eat from (O)the tree of life, which is in the (P)Paradise of God.’

Message to Smyrna

“And to the angel of the church in (Q)Smyrna write:

(R)The first and the last, who [e](S)was dead, and has come to life, says this:

‘I know your (T)tribulation and your (U)poverty (but you are (V)rich), and the [f]slander by those who (W)say they are Jews, and are not, but are a synagogue of (X)Satan. 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, so that you will be (Y)tested, and you will have tribulation (Z)for ten days. [g]Be (AA)faithful until death, and I will give you (AB)the crown of life. 11 (AC)The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (AD)The one who overcomes will not be hurt by the (AE)second death.’

Message to Pergamum

12 “And to the angel of the church in (AF)Pergamum write:

The One who has (AG)the sharp two-edged sword says this:

13 ‘I know where you dwell, where (AH)Satan’s throne is; and you hold firmly to My name, and did not deny (AI)My faith even in the days of Antipas, My (AJ)witness, My (AK)faithful one, who was killed among you, (AL)where Satan dwells. 14 But (AM)I have a few things against you, because you have some there who hold the (AN)teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a [h]stumbling block before the sons of Israel, (AO)to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality. 15 So you too, have some who in the same way hold to the teaching of the (AP)Nicolaitans. 16 Therefore (AQ)repent; or else (AR)I am coming to you quickly, and I will wage war against them with (AS)the sword of My mouth. 17 (AT)The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (AU)To the one who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden (AV)manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a (AW)new name written on the stone (AX)which no one knows except the one who receives it.’

Message to Thyatira

18 “And to the angel of the church in (AY)Thyatira write:

(AZ)The Son of God, (BA)who has [i]eyes like a flame of fire, and [j]feet like burnished bronze, says this:

19 (BB)I know your deeds, and your love and faith, and service and [k]perseverance, and that your [l]deeds of late are greater than [m]at first. 20 But (BC)I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman (BD)Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they (BE)commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 (BF)I gave her time to repent, and she (BG)does not want to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who (BH)commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of [n]her deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with [o]plague, and all the churches will know that I am He who (BI)searches the [p]minds and hearts; and (BJ)I will give to each one of you according to your deeds. 24 But I say to you, the rest who are in (BK)Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the (BL)deep things of Satan, as they call them—I (BM)place no other burden on you. 25 Nevertheless (BN)what you have, hold firmly (BO)until I come. 26 (BP)The one who overcomes, and the one who keeps My deeds (BQ)until the end, (BR)I will give him authority over the [q]nations; 27 and he shall [r](BS)rule them with a rod of iron, (BT)as the vessels of the potter are shattered, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28 and I will give him (BU)the morning star. 29 (BV)The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

Message to Sardis

“To the angel of the church in (BW)Sardis write:

He who has [s](BX)the seven spirits of God and (BY)the seven stars, says this: ‘(BZ)I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, and yet you are (CA)dead. Be constantly alert, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. So (CB)remember [t]what you have received and heard; and [u]keep it, and (CC)repent. Then if you are not alert, (CD)I will come (CE)like a thief, and you will not know at (CF)what hour I will come to you. But you have a few [v](CG)people in (CH)Sardis who have not (CI)soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me (CJ)in white, for they are worthy. (CK)The one who overcomes will be clothed the same way, in (CL)white garments; and I will not (CM)erase his name from the book of life, and (CN)I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (CO)The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

Message to Philadelphia

“And to the angel of the church in (CP)Philadelphia write:

(CQ)He who is holy, (CR)who is true, who has (CS)the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:

(CT)I know your [w]deeds. Behold, I have put before you (CU)an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have followed My word, and (CV)have not denied My name. Behold, I [x]will make those of (CW)the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them (CX)come and bow down before your feet, and make them know that (CY)I have loved you. 10 Because you have (CZ)kept (DA)My [y]word of perseverance, (DB)I also will keep you from the hour of the [z](DC)testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole [aa](DD)world, to [ab]test (DE)those who live on the earth. 11 (DF)I am coming quickly; (DG)hold firmly to what you have, so that no one will take your (DH)crown. 12 (DI)The one who overcomes, I will make him a (DJ)pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the (DK)name of My God, and (DL)the name of the city of My God, (DM)the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My (DN)new name. 13 (DO)The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

Message to Laodicea

14 “To the angel of the church in (DP)Laodicea write:

(DQ)The Amen, (DR)the faithful and true Witness, (DS)the [ac]Origin of the creation of God, says this:

15 (DT)I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; (DU)I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, “(DV)I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have no need of anything,” and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, 18 I advise you to (DW)buy from Me (DX)gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and (DY)white garments so that you may clothe yourself and (DZ)the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to apply to your eyes so that you may see. 19 (EA)Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline; therefore be zealous and (EB)repent. 20 Behold, I stand (EC)at the door and (ED)knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, (EE)I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21 (EF)The one who overcomes, I will grant to him (EG)to sit with Me on My throne, as (EH)I also overcame and sat with My Father on His throne. 22 (EI)The one who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 2:1 Lit in the middle of
  2. Revelation 2:2 Or steadfastness
  3. Revelation 2:3 Or steadfastness
  4. Revelation 2:5 Lit first deeds
  5. Revelation 2:8 Lit became
  6. Revelation 2:9 Or blasphemy
  7. Revelation 2:10 Or Prove yourself faithful
  8. Revelation 2:14 I.e., a temptation to sin
  9. Revelation 2:18 Lit His eyes
  10. Revelation 2:18 Lit His feet
  11. Revelation 2:19 Or steadfastness
  12. Revelation 2:19 Lit last deeds
  13. Revelation 2:19 Lit the first
  14. Revelation 2:22 One early ms their
  15. Revelation 2:23 Lit death; i.e., a particular kind of death
  16. Revelation 2:23 Lit kidneys; i.e., inner man
  17. Revelation 2:26 Or Gentiles
  18. Revelation 2:27 Lit shepherd
  19. Revelation 3:1 Possibly a symbolic reference to the Holy Spirit in His fullness, or to seven key angels
  20. Revelation 3:3 Lit how
  21. Revelation 3:3 Or follow
  22. Revelation 3:4 Lit names
  23. Revelation 3:8 Or deeds (behold...shut), that you have
  24. Revelation 3:9 Lit give
  25. Revelation 3:10 Or instruction
  26. Revelation 3:10 Or temptation
  27. Revelation 3:10 Lit inhabited earth
  28. Revelation 3:10 Or tempt
  29. Revelation 3:14 Or Beginning; i.e., Originator