THE NEW TESTAMENT2

THE REV­E­LA­TION OF ST JOHN THE DI­VINE - CHAP­TER TWO3

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A

Unto the mes­sen­ger of the con­gre­ga­tion of Eph­e­sus write: These things saith he that hold­eth the seven stars in his right hand, and walketh in the midst of the seven golden can­dle­sticks. I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy pa­tience, and how thou canst not for­bear them which are evil: and ex­am­inedst them which say they are apos­tles, and are not: and hast found them liars and didst wash thy­self. And hast pa­tience: and for my name’s sake hast laboured and hast not fainted. Nev­er­the­less I have some­what against thee, for thou hast left thy first love.

Mes­sen­ger is the preacher of the con­gre­ga­tion.

B

Re­mem­ber there­fore from whence thou art fallen, and re­pent, and do the first works. Or else I will come unto thee shortly, and will re­move thy can­dle­stick out of his place, ex­cept thou re­pent. But this thou hast be­cause thou hat­est the deeds of the Ni­co­lai­tans, which deeds I also hate. Let him that hath ears hear, what the spirit saith unto the con­gre­ga­tions. To him that over­cometh, will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the par­adise of God.

The con­gre­ga­tion of Smyrna.

C

And unto the an­gel of the con­gre­ga­tion of Smyrna write: These things saith he that is first, and the last, which was dead and is alive. I know thy works and tribu­la­tion and poverty, but thou art rich: And I know the blas­phemy of them which call them­selves Jews and are not: but are the con­gre­ga­tion of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suf­fer. Be­hold, the devil shall cast of you into prison, to tempt you, and ye shall have tribu­la­tion ten days. Be faith­ful unto the death and I will give thee a crown of life. Let him that hath ears hear, what the spirit saith to the con­gre­ga­tions: He that over­cometh shall not be hurt of the sec­ond death.

The con­gre­ga­tion of Perg­amos.

D

And to the mes­sen­ger of the con­gre­ga­tion in Perg­amos write: This saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges. I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is, and thou keep­est my name and hast not de­nied my faith. And in my days An­tipas was a faith­ful wit­ness of mine, which was slain among you where Satan dwelleth. But I have a few things against thee: that thou hast there, they that main­tain the doc­trine of Balaam which taught in Balak,†† to put oc­ca­sion of sin be­fore the chil­dren of Is­rael, that they should eat of meat ded­i­cated unto idols, and to com­mit for­ni­ca­tion. Even so hast thou them that main­tain the doc­trine of the Ni­co­lai­tans, which thing I hate. But be con­verted or else I will come unto thee shortly and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Let him that hath ears hear what the spirit saith unto the con­gre­ga­tions: To him that over­cometh will I give to eat manna that is hid, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name writ­ten, which no man knoweth, sav­ing he that re­ceiveth it.

Num. 24.

(due to length, the chap­ter’s re­main­der is here omit­ted, yet avail­able in full at: www.Tyn­daleTo­day.com)

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