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Revelation 2 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Message to Ephesus

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:1 - “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks [fn]among the seven golden lampstands, says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:2 - ‘I know your deeds and your toil and [fn]perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:3 - and you have [fn]perseverance and have endured for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:4 - ‘But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:5 - ‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the [fn]deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:6 - ‘Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:7 - ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.’

Message to Smyrna

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:8 - “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who [fn]was dead, and has come to life, says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:9 - ‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. [fn]Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:11 - ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.’

Message to Pergamum

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:12 - “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 - ‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:14 - ‘But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:15 - ‘So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:16 - ‘Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:17 - ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.’

Message to Thyatira

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:18 - “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has [fn]eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:19 - ‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and [fn]perseverance, and that your [fn]deeds of late are greater than [fn]at first.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:20 - ‘But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:21 - ‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:22 - ‘Behold, I will throw her [fn]on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of [fn]her deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:23 - ‘And I will kill her children with [fn]pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the [fn]minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:24 - ‘But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them—I place no other burden on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:25 - ‘Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:26 - ‘He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE [fn]NATIONS;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:27 - AND HE SHALL [fn]RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:28 - and I will give him the morning star.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:29 - ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: in the middle of
Or, steadfastness
V 2, note 1
Literally: first deeds
Literally: became
Or, Prove yourself faithful
Literally: His eyes
Or, steadfastness
Literally: last deeds
Literally: the first
Literally: into
One early ms reads their
Literally: death
Literally: kidneys, i.e. inner man
Or, Gentiles
Literally: shepherd

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