1 To the angel of the church of Ephesus, write, "HE that holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, says thus, 2 I know thy works, thy labour, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear those who are evil: thou hast tried those who say they are apostles, but are not; and hast found them lyars: 3 thou hast suffer'd, hast patience, for my name's sake thou hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4 nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place except thou repent. 6 but in this thou art right, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 he that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith to the churches, to him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of my God."
8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna, write, "THESE things saith the first and last, who was dead, and is alive." 9 "I know thy works, thy tribulation and poverty (tho' thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of satan. 10 fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
11 he that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith to the churches, he that overcometh, shall not be hurt by the second death."
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos, write, "THESE things, saith he, who hath the sharp sword with two edges, 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where the throne of satan is: thou maintainest my name, and hast not renounced your faith in me, even at a time when Antipas my faithful martyr was slain among you, where Satan dwells. 14 but I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there those that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who counselled Balac to ensnare the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication. 15 you have likewise those that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which I hate. 16 repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 he that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith unto the churches: to him that overcometh, will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man understands, except he that receives it."
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira, write, "THESE things saith the son of God, whose eyes are like a flame of fire, and his feet like fine brass; I know thy works, 19 your charitable offices, your faith, and your patience, and that your last works exceed the first. 20 notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezabel, who stiles herself a prophetess, and teaches and seduces my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her space to repent of her fornication, but she repented not. 22 behold, I will confine her to her bed, and those that commit adultery with her I will severely afflict, except they repent of their actions. 23 I will strike her children dead; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searcheth the reins and the heart: and I will give to every one of you according to your works. 24 but I say to the rest that are in Thyatira, who do not follow this doctrine, and have not been initiated in the depths, as they are called, of satan, I will put upon you no other burden, but what you have: 25 hold that fast till I come. 26 he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 he shall rule them with a rod of iron: as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers, according to the power I have received of my father. 28 I will even give him the lustre of the morning-star.