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and charity, and service, and faith, and thy

patience, and thy last works to be more than the 20 first. Notwithstanding, I have a few things

against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit for

nication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I

gave
her

space to repent of her fornica22 tion; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast

her into a bed, and them that commit adultery

with her into great tribulation, except they re23 pent of their deeds. And I will kill her children

with death ; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts;

and I will give unto every one of you according 24 to your works. But unto you I say, the rest in

Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as

they speak; I will put upon you none other 25 burden. But that which ye have already, hold 26 fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and

keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I 27 give power over the nations : and he shall rule

them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a

potter shall they be broken to shivers ; even as 28 I received of my Father. And I will give him 29 the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

SECTION VI.

Address to the Ministry and Church of Surdis.

III. 1.---And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars ;

I know thy works, that thou hast a name that 2 thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and

strengthen the things which remain, that are

ready to die : for I have not found thy works 3 perfect before God. Remember therefore how

thou hast received and heard; and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I

will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not 4 know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou

hast a few names even in Sardis which have not

defiled their garments; and they shall walk with 5 me in white; for they are worthy. He that

overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out

of the book of life, but I will confess his name 6 before my Father, and before his angels. He

that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

SECTION VII.

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Address to the Ministry and Church of Philadelphia.

And to the angel of the church of Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he

that is true, he that hath the key of David, he

that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, 8 and no man openeth; I know thy works: be

hold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it : for thou hast a little strength,

and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my 9 name. Behold, I will make them of the syna

gogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them

to come and worship before thy feet, and to 10 know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast

kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall

come upon all the world to try them that dwell 11 upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold

that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy 12 crown. . Him that overcometh will I make a

pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go no more out; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh

down out of heaven from my God : and I will 13 write upon him my new name. He that hath an

ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

SECTION VIII.

Address to the Ministry and Church of Laodicea.

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Lao

diceans write; These things saith the Amen,

the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of 15 the creation of God: I know thy works, that

thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert 16 cold or hot. So then because thou art luke-warm,

and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of 17 my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and

increased with goods, and have need of nothing ;

and knowest not that thou art wretched, and 18 miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked : I

counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame

of thy nakedness do not appear ; and anoint thine 19 eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten : be zea20 lous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at

the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and

open the door, I will come in to him, and 21 will sup with him, and he with me. To him

that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in

my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set 22 down with my Father in his throne. He that

hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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