Bible: Revelation 3

To the Church in Sardis

3:1To 1  the angel of the church in Sardis write the following: 2 

This is the solemn pronouncement of 3  the one who holds 4  the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a reputation 5  that you are alive, but 6  in reality 7  you are dead. 3:2 Wake up then, and strengthen what remains that was about 8  to die, because I have not found your deeds complete 9  in the sight 10  of my God. 3:3 Therefore, remember what you received and heard, 11  and obey it, 12  and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never 13  know at what hour I will come against 14  you. 3:4 But you have a few individuals 15  in Sardis who have not stained 16  their clothes, and they will walk with me dressed 17  in white, because they are worthy. 3:5 The one who conquers 18  will be dressed like them 19  in white clothing, 20  and I will never 21  erase 22  his name from the book of life, but 23  will declare 24  his name before my Father and before his angels. 3:6 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

To the Church in Philadelphia

3:7To 25  the angel of the church in Philadelphia write the following: 26 

This is the solemn pronouncement of 27  the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors 28  no one can shut, and shuts doors 29  no one can open: 3:8 I know your deeds. (Look! I have put 30  in front of you an open door that no one can shut.) 31  I know 32  that you have little strength, 33  but 34  you have obeyed 35  my word and have not denied my name. 3:9 Listen! 36  I am going to make those people from the synagogue 37  of Satan – who say they are Jews yet 38  are not, but are lying – Look, I will make 39  them come and bow down 40  at your feet and acknowledge 41  that I have loved you. 3:10 Because you have kept 42  my admonition 43  to endure steadfastly, 44  I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 3:11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away 45  your crown. 46  3:12 The one who conquers 47  I will make 48  a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never depart from it. I 49  will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God), 50  and my new name as well. 3:13 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

To the Church in Laodicea

3:14To 51  the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: 52 

This is the solemn pronouncement of 53  the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator 54  of God’s creation: 3:15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. 55  I wish you were either cold or hot! 3:16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going 56  to vomit 57  you out of my mouth! 3:17 Because you say, “I am rich and have acquired great wealth, 58  and need nothing,” but 59  do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, 60  poor, blind, and naked, 3:18 take my advice 61  and buy gold from me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from me 62  white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness 63  will not be exposed, and buy eye salve 64  to put on your eyes so you can see! 3:19 All those 65  I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent! 3:20 Listen! 66  I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home 67  and share a meal with him, and he with me. 3:21 I will grant the one 68  who conquers 69  permission 70  to sit with me on my throne, just as I too conquered 71  and sat down with my Father on his throne. 3:22 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

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