Revelation 2
Berean Literal Bible

To the Church in Ephesus
(Acts 19:8-12)

1To the messenger of the church in Ephesus write:

These things says the One holding the seven stars in His right hand, walking in the midst of the seven golden lampstands.

2I know your works and your labor and endurance, and that you are not able to tolerate evil ones. And you have tested those claiming to be apostles and are not, and you have found them false. 3And you have perseverance, and have endured for the sake of My name, and have not grown weary.

4But I have against you that you have abandoned your first love. 5Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works. But if not, I am coming to you, and I will remove your lampstand out of its place, unless you should repent.

6But you have this, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

7The one having an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one overcoming, I will give to him to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

To the Church in Smyrna

8And to the messenger of the church in Smyrna write:

These things says the First and the Last, who became dead and came to life.

9I know your tribulation and poverty—but you are rich—and the blasphemy of those claiming themselves to be Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

10Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you might be tested; and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful unto death, and I will give to you the crown of life.

11The one having an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one overcoming shall not be injured by the second death.

To the Church in Pergamum

12And to the messenger of the church in Pergamum write:

These things says the One having the sharp two-edged sword.

13I know where you dwell, where the throne of Satan is; and you hold fast to My name, and you have not denied My faith, even in the days of Antipas My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

14But I have a few things against you, because you have some there holding the teaching of Balaam, who would teach Balak to cast a snare before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15So likewise you also have some holding the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16Therefore repent! But if not, I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.

17The one having an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one overcoming, I will give to him the manna having been hidden, and I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone new a name having been written, which no one has known, except the one receiving it.

To the Church in Thyatira
(Acts 16:11-15)

18And to the messenger of the church in Thyatira write:

These things says the Son of God, the One having His eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like burnished bronze.

19I know your works, and your love and faith and service and perseverance; and your latter works are greater than the first.

20But I have against you that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, the one calling herself a prophetess and teaching and misleading My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols. 21And I have given her time that she might repent, and she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality.

22Behold, I will cast her into a sickbed, and those committing adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they shall repent of her deeds. 23And I will kill her children with death, and all the churches will know that I am the One searching affections and hearts; and I will give to each of you according to your works.

24But I say to you, to the rest of those in Thyatira, as many as do not have this teaching, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say: I will not cast upon you any other burden. 25But hold fast to what you have until which time I might come. 26And the one overcoming and keeping My works until the end, I will give to him authority over the nations, 27and he will shepherd them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken in piecesa—just as I also have received from My Father. 28And I will give to him the morning star.

29The one having an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

a 26-27 Psalm 2:8,9

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