saying, “ Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
“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.
“I am says the the Alpha and the Omega,” Lord God, “ who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
“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:
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
“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:
“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:
“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:
“Now therefore, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the sons of Israel; put it on their lips, so that this song may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel.
Now go, write it on a tablet before them And inscribe it on a scroll, That it may serve in the time to come As a witness forever.
“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘ Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.
Then the Lord answered me and said, “ Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.
They came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.
It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.
From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church.
If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.
But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost;
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:
Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house.
As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines,
who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “ Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things.
When the seven peals of thunder had spoken, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying, “ Seal up the things which the seven peals of thunder have spoken and do not write them.”
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘ Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”
Then he *said to me, “ Write, ‘ Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “ These are true words of God.”
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”