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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 fornication, 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 Sardis.

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.

Address to the Ministry and Church of Philadelphia. 7 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: behold, 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 synagogue 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.

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SECTION VIII.

Address to the Ministry and Church of Laodicea.

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans 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 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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