Bible: Rev 2:8-11

To the Church in Smyrna

2:8To 1  the angel of the church in Smyrna write the following: 2 

This is the solemn pronouncement of 3  the one who is the first and the last, the one who was dead, but 4  came to life: 2:9 I know the distress you are suffering 5  and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know 6  the slander against you 7  by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but are a synagogue 8  of Satan. 2:10 Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown 9  into prison so you may be tested, 10  and you will experience suffering 11  for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself. 12  2:11 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers 13  will in no way be harmed by the second death.’

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