Revelation 2 Sawyer - To the angel of the church in Ephesus write, These things



1 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write, These things says he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, 2 I know your works and your labor and your patience, and that you cannot bear the wicked, and you tried those who say they are apostles and are not, and found them false; 3 and you have patience, and suffered for my name, and did not faint. 4 But I have against you that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore whence you have fallen, and change your minds, and do the first works, otherwise I will come to you and remove your candlestick from its place, unless you change your minds. 6 But you have this, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 Let him that has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him that conquers 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 says the first and the last, who was dead and lived, 9 I know your affliction and poverty, but you are rich, and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear not what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried, and you shall have affliction ten days. Be faithful till death, and I will give you the crown of life.
11 Let him that has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches; He that conquers shall not be injured by the second death.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamus write, These things says he that has the two-edged sharp sword, 13 I know your works and where you live; where Satan's throne is; and you hold my name, and did not deny my faith in the days in which Antipas my faithful martyr was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you; you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put an occasion of sin before the children of Israel, both to eat things offered to idols and to commit fornication. 15 So in like manner you have also those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. 16 Change your minds therefore; otherwise I will come to you quickly, and fight with them with the sword of my mouth.
17 Let him that has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him that conquers will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white token, and on the token a new name engraved, which no one knows but he that receives it.
18 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, These things says the Son of God, he that has his eyes like a flame of fire and his feet like fine brass, 19 I know your works and love and faith and service and your patience, and your last works more than the first. 20 But I have against you that you allow your wife Jezebel, who says she is a prophetess and teaches and deceives my servants to commit fornication and eat things offered to idols. 21 And I gave her time to change her mind, and she will not change her mind from her fornication. 22 Behold, I will cast her on a [sick] bed, and those committing adultery with her into great affliction, unless they change their minds from her works. 23 And her children will I kill with pestilence, and all the churches shall know that I am he that searches the minds and hearts, and I will give you each one according to your works. 24 But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira who have not this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden; 25 but what you have, hold fast till I come. 26 And to him that conquers and keeps my works till the end, I will give power over the nations,
27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and crush them like earthen vessels, as I also have received of my Father, 28 and I will give him the star of the morning.
29 Let him that has an ear hear what the Spirit says to the churches.