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Revelation 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Loveless Church
Christ’s Letters to Four Churches
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:1 - “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:2 - “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:3 - “and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:4 - “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:5 - “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:6 - “But this you 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 give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’
The Persecuted Church
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:8 - “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:9 - “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. 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 shall not be hurt by the second death.” ’
The Compromising Church
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:12 - “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 - “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, 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 those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:15 - “Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:16 - “Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight 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 I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” ’
The Corrupt Church
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:18 - “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:19 - “I know your works, love, service, faith,[fn] and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:20 - “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow[fn] that woman[fn] Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce[fn] My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:21 - “And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:22 - “Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their[fn] deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:23 - “I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:24 - “Now to you I say, and[fn] to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will[fn] put on you no other burden.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:25 - “But hold fast what you have till I come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:26 - “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:27 - ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’
as I also have received 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.” ’
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text read likewise for which thing I hate.
NU-Text and M-Text read faith, service.
NU-Text and M-Text read I have against you that you tolerate.
M-Text reads your wife Jezebel.
NU-Text and M-Text read and teaches and seduces.
NU-Text and M-Text read time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her sexual immorality.
NU-Text and M-Text read her.
NU-Text and M-Text omit and.
NU-Text and M-Text omit will.
Psalm 2:9

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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