say, "Write what you see in a roll and send it to the seven churches??o Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea."
John to the seven churches in Asia, blessing and peace to you from him who is and was and is coming, and from the seven spirits before his throne,
"To the angel of the church in Sardis write: " 'He who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars speaks thus: I know what you are doing; you are supposed to be alive, but you are dead.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega." says the Lord God, who is and was and is coming, the Almighty.
"To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: " 'The first and the last, who died and came to life again, speaks thus:
"To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: " 'He who wields the sharp, double-edged sword speaks thus:
"To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: " 'The Son of God, whose eyes blaze like fire, and whose feet are like bronze, speaks thus:
"To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: " 'He who is holy and true, who carries the key of David, who opens and no one shall shut, and shuts and no one shall open, speaks thus:
When they reached Ephesus he left them there. He went to the synagogue there and had a discussion with the Jews.
A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, skilful in the use of the Scriptures.
It was while Apollos was in Corinth that Paul, after passing through the interior, reached Ephesus. Finding some disciples there,
From the human point of view, what good is it to me that I have fought wild animals here in Ephesus? If the dead do not rise at all, "Let us eat and drink, for we will be dead tomorrow!"
Paul, by God's will an apostle of Christ Jesus, to God's people who are steadfast in Christ Jesus;
Remember me to the brothers in Laodicea and to Nympha and the church that meets at her house.
As I asked you to do when I was on my way to Macedonia, stay on in Ephesus in order to warn certain people there not to teach strange views
who testifies to what he saw??o the message of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. But he laid his right hand upon me, and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last,
So write what you have seen, what is now and what is to happen hereafter.
When the seven thunders had spoken I was going to write it down, but I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said! Do not write it down!"
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who from this time forth die as Christians!" "Yes!" answers the Spirit, "Let them rest from their toil, for what they have done will go with them!"
Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are they who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.' These," he said to me, "are the true words of God."