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12 I will make those who ·win the victory [overcome; conquer] pillars in the temple of my God [C an image of stability and security close to the glory of God], and they will never have to leave it [C frequent earthquakes often forced Philadelphians to live outdoors]. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, that comes down out of heaven from my God [C the believers’ eternal dwelling place; see chs. 21—22]. I will also write on them my new name. 13 Everyone who has ears should ·listen to [hear; obey] what the Spirit says to the churches.

To the Church in Laodicea

14 “Write this to the ·angel [or messenger; see 1:20] of the church in Laodicea [C a city in Phrygia, a mountainous province of western Asia]:

“The Amen [C Hebrew for “so be it”; here referring to Jesus], the faithful and true witness, ·the ruler of all God has made [1:5; Prov. 8:30–31; C the resurrected Jesus], says this [L these things]:

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12 The one who is victorious(A) I will make a pillar(B) in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God(C) and the name of the city of my God,(D) the new Jerusalem,(E) which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. 13 Whoever has ears, let them hear(F) what the Spirit says to the churches.

To the Church in Laodicea

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

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness,(H) the ruler of God’s creation.(I)

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