20 The [a]mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are (A)the [b]angels of the seven churches, and (B)the seven lampstands [c]which you saw are the seven churches.

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  1. Revelation 1:20 hidden truth
  2. Revelation 1:20 Or messengers
  3. Revelation 1:20 NU, M omit which you saw

The Loveless Church

“To the [a]angel of the church of Ephesus write,

‘These things says (A)He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, (B)who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:

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  1. Revelation 2:1 Or messenger

The Dead Church

“And to the [a]angel of the church in Sardis write,

‘These things says He who (A)has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.

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  1. Revelation 3:1 Or messenger