Bible: Rev 2:18-29

To the Church in Thyatira

2:18To 1  the angel of the church in Thyatira writethe following: 2 

This is the solemn pronouncement of 3  the Son of God, the one who has eyes like a fiery flame 4  and whose feet are like polished bronze: 5  2:19 I know your deeds: your love, faith, 6  service, and steadfast endurance. 7  In fact, 8  your more recent deeds are greater than your earlier ones. 2:20 But I have this against you: You tolerate that 9  woman 10  Jezebel, 11  who calls herself a prophetess, and by her teaching deceives 12  my servants 13  to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. 14  2:21 I 15  have given her time to repent, but 16  she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality. 2:22 Look! I am throwing her onto a bed of violent illness, 17  and those who commit adultery with her into terrible suffering, 18  unless they repent of her deeds. 2:23 Furthermore, I will strike her followers 19  with a deadly disease, 20  and then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts. I will repay 21  each one of you 22  what your deeds deserve. 23  2:24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, all who do not hold to this teaching 24  (who have not learned the so-called “deep secrets 25  of Satan), to you I say: I do not put any additional burden on you. 2:25 However, hold on to what you have until I come. 2:26 And to the one who conquers 26  and who continues in 27  my deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations 28 

2:27 he 29  will rule 30  them with an iron rod 31 

and like clay jars he will break them to pieces, 32 

2:28 just as I have received the right to rule 33  from my Father – and I will give him the morning star. 34  2:29 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

NET Bible Study Environment