Revelation 2 New American Standard Bible

The Message to Ephesus

2 "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write : The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand , the One who walks among e the seven golden lampstands , says this : 2  ' I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance , and that you cannot e tolerate evil men , and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles , and they are not, and you found them to be false ; 3  and you have perseverance and have endured for My name's sake , and have not grown weary . 4  'But I have this against you, that you have left your first love . 5  'Therefore remember from where you have fallen , and repent and do the deeds you did at first ; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place -unless e you repent . 6  'Yet this you do have , that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans , which I also hate . 7  ' He who has an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches . To him who overcomes , I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God .'

The Message to Smyrna

8  "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write : The first and the last , who was dead , and has come to life , says this : 9  'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich ), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan . 10  'Do not fear what you are about to suffer . Behold , the devil is about to cast some of you into prison , so that you will be tested , and you will have tribulation for ten days . Be faithful until death , and I will give you the crown of life . 11  ' He who has an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches . He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death .'

The Message to Pergamos

12  "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write : The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this : 13  'I know where you dwell , where Satan's throne is; and you hold fast My name , and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas , My witness , My faithful one , who was killed among you, where Satan dwells . 14  'But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam , who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel , to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality . 15  'So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans . 16  'Therefore repent ; or else I am coming to you quickly , and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth . 17  ' He who has an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches . To him who overcomes , to him I will give some of the hidden manna , and I will give him a white stone , and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.'

The Message to Thyatira

18  "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write : The Son of God , who has eyes like a flame of fire , and His feet are like burnished bronze , says this : 19  ' I know your deeds , and your love and faith and service and perseverance , and that your deeds of late are greater than at first . 20  'But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel , who calls herself a prophetess , and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols . 21  ' I gave her time to repent , and she does not want to repent of her immorality . 22  'Behold , I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation , unless e they repent of her deeds . 23  'And I will kill her children with pestilence , and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts ; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds . 24  'But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira , who do not hold this teaching , who have not known the deep things of Satan , as they call them-I place no other burden on you. 25  'Nevertheless what you have , hold fast until I come . 26  ' He who overcomes , and he who keeps My deeds until the end , TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS ; 27  AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON , AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES , as I also have received authority from My Father ; 28  and I will give him the morning star . 29  ' He who has an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches .'

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