20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand(A) and of the seven golden lampstands(B) is this: The seven stars are the angels[a] of the seven churches,(C) and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.(D)

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  1. Revelation 1:20 Or messengers

The Lampstand(A)

31 “Make a lampstand(B) of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them. 32 Six branches are to extend from the sides of the lampstand—three on one side and three on the other. 33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand. 34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms. 35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all. 36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.(C)

37 “Then make its seven lamps(D) and set them up on it so that they light the space in front of it. 38 Its wick trimmers and trays(E) are to be of pure gold. 39 A talent[a] of pure gold is to be used for the lampstand and all these accessories. 40 See that you make them according to the pattern(F) shown you on the mountain.

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  1. Exodus 25:39 That is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms

He asked me, “What do you see?”(A)

I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand(B) with a bowl at the top and seven lamps(C) on it, with seven channels to the lamps.

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To the Church in Ephesus

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

These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand(B) and walks among the seven golden lampstands.(C)

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  1. Revelation 2:1 Or messenger; also in verses 8, 12 and 18