Bible: Revelation 2:1-6

To the Church in Ephesus

2:1To the angel of the church in Ephesus, 1  write the following: 2 

This is the solemn pronouncement of 3  the one who has a firm grasp on 4  the seven stars in his right hand 5 the one who walks among the seven golden 6  lampstands: 2:2 I know your works as well as your 7  labor and steadfast endurance, and that you cannot tolerate 8  evil. You have even put to the test 9  those who refer to themselves as apostles (but are not), and have discovered that they are false. 2:3 I am also aware 10  that you have persisted steadfastly, 11  endured much for the sake of my name, and have not grown weary. 2:4 But I have this against you: You have departed 12  from your first love! 2:5 Therefore, remember from what high state 13  you have fallen and repent! Do 14  the deeds you did at the first; 15  if not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place – that is, if you do not repent. 16  2:6 But you do have this going for you: 17  You hate what the Nicolaitans 18  practice 19 practices I also hate.

NET Bible Study Environment