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Revelation 2:12-17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Letter to Pergamum

12 “Write to the angel of the church in Pergamum:

“The One who has the sharp, double-edged sword says: 13 I know[a] where you live—where Satan’s throne is! And you are holding on to My name and did not deny your faith in Me,[b] even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness who was killed among you, where Satan lives. 14 But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block[c] in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.[d] 15 In the same way, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.[e] 16 Therefore repent! Otherwise, I will come to you quickly and fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

17 “Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give the victor some of the hidden manna.[f] I will also give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name is inscribed that no one knows except the one who receives it.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 2:13 Other mss add your works and
  2. Revelation 2:13 Or deny My faith
  3. Revelation 2:14 Or to place a trap
  4. Revelation 2:14 Or commit fornication
  5. Revelation 2:15 Other mss add which I hate
  6. Revelation 2:17 Other mss add to eat

Revelation 2:12-17 New International Version (NIV)

To the Church in Pergamum

12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:

These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. 13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.

14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. 15 Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16 Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

New International Version (NIV)

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