The Message to Thyatira
18“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze:19“I know your works—your love, faith, service, and patient endurance. I know that your last works are greater than the first.20But I have this against you: you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet and is teaching and beguiling my servants to practice fornication and to eat food sacrificed to idols.21I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her fornication.22Beware, I am throwing her on a bed, and those who commit adultery with her I am throwing into great distress, unless they repent of her doings;23and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you as your works deserve.24But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call ‘the deep things of Satan,’ to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden;25only hold fast to what you have until I come.26To everyone who conquers and continues to do my works to the end,
I will give authority over the nations;27to rule them with an iron rod,
as when clay pots are shattered—28even as I also received authority from my Father. To the one who conquers I will also give the morning star.29Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
Chapter 3The Message to Sardis
1“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars:
“I know your works; you have a name of being alive, but you are dead.2Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God.3Remember then what you received and heard; obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.4Yet you have still a few persons in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes; they will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.5If you conquer, you will be clothed like them in white robes, and I will not blot your name out of the book of life; I will confess your name before my Father and before his angels.6Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
The Message to Philadelphia
7“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These are the words of the holy one, the true one,
who has the key of David,
who opens and no one will shut,
who shuts and no one opens:8“I know your works. Look, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.9I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they are Jews and are not, but are lying—I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and they will learn that I have loved you.10Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.11I am coming soon; hold fast to what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.12If you conquer, I will make you a pillar in the temple of my God; you will never go out of it. I will write on you the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem that comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.13Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.