Revelation 3 New American Standard Bible

The Message to Sardis

3 1  "To the angel of the church in Sardis write : He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars , says this : ' I know your deeds , that you have a name that you are alive , but you are dead . 2  'Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain , which were about to die ; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God . 3  'So remember what you have received and heard ; and keep it, and repent . Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief , and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. 4  'But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments ; and they will walk with Me in white , for they are worthy . 5  ' He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments ; and I will not erase his name from the book of life , and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels . 6  ' He who has an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches .'

The Message to Philadelphia

7  "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write : He who is holy , who is true , who has the key of David , who opens and no one will shut , and who shuts and no one opens , says this : 8  ' I know your deeds . Behold , I have put before you an open door which no one can shut , because you have a little power , and have kept My word , and have not denied My name . 9  'Behold , I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan , who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie -I will make them come and bow down at your feet , and make them know that I have loved you. 10  'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance , I also will keep you from the hour of testing , that hour which is about to come upon the whole world , to test those who dwell on the earth . 11  ' I am coming quickly ; hold fast what you have , so that no one will take your crown . 12  ' He who overcomes , I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God , and he will not go out from it anymore ; and I will write on him the name of My God , and the name of the city of My God , the new Jerusalem , which comes down out of heaven from My God , and My new name . 13  ' He who has an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches .'

The Message to Laodicea

14  "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write : The Amen , the faithful and true Witness , the Beginning of the creation of God , says this : 15  ' I know your deeds , that you are neither cold nor hot ; I wish that you were cold or hot . 16  'So because you are lukewarm , and neither hot nor cold , I will spit you out of My mouth . 17  'Because you say , " I am rich , and have become wealthy , and have need of nothing ," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked , 18  I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich , and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed ; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see . 19  ' Those whom I love , I reprove and discipline ; therefore be zealous and repent . 20  'Behold , I stand at the door and knock ; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door , I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21  ' He who overcomes , I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne , as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne . 22  ' He who has an ear , let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches .' "

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