Chapter 2
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"To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write: "She who holds the seven stars in her right hand, she who walks among the seven golden lampstands says these things:
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"I know your works, and your toil and perseverance, and that you can't tolerate evil women, and have tested those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and found them false.
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You have perseverance and have endured for my name's sake, and have not grown weary.
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But I have this against you, that you left your first love.
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Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I am coming to you swiftly, and will move your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent.
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But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
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She who has an ear, let her hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To her who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.
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"To the angel of the assembly in Smyrna write: "The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life says these things:
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"I know your works, oppression, and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
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Don't be afraid of the things which you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested; and you will have oppression for ten days. Be faithful to death, and I will give you the crown of life.
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She who has an ear, let her hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. She who overcomes won't be harmed by the second death.
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"To the angel of the assembly in Pergamum write: "She who has the sharp two-edged sword says these things:
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"I know your works and where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. You hold firmly to my name, and didn't deny my faith in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
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But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
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So you also have some who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans likewise.
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Repent therefore, or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.
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She who has an ear, let her hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To her who overcomes, to her I will give of the hidden manna, and I will give her a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no one knows but she who receives it.
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"To the angel of the assembly in Thyatira write: "The Daughter of God, who has her eyes like a flame of fire, and her feet are like burnished brass, says these things:
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"I know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first.
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But I have this against you, that you tolerate your man, Jezebel, who calls himself a prophet. He teaches and seduces my servants to commit sexual immorality, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.
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I gave his time to repent, but he refuses to repent of his sexual immorality.
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Behold, I will throw him into a bed, and those who commit adultery with him into great oppression, unless they repent of his works.
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I will kill his children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am she who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
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But to you I say, to the rest who are in Thyatira, as many as don't have this teaching, who don't know what some call 'the deep things of Satan,' to you I say, I am not putting any other burden on you.
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Nevertheless, hold firmly that which you have, until I come.
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She who overcomes, and she who keeps my works to the end, to her I will give authority over the nations.
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She will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Mother:
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and I will give her the morning star.
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She who has an ear, let her hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.