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Revelation 3:1-22

3  “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘Says he who has the Seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your deeds, that you have the name of being alive and are dead. 2*  Get awake, and strengthen what is left, that was about to die; for I have not found work of yours accomplished before my God; 3  so remember how it was that you received and heard, and keep it and repent. So if you do not keep awake I will come like a thief, and you shall not know at what hour I will come upon you. 4  But you have a few names in Sardis that did not soil their clothing, and they shall walk with me in white, because they are worthy to. 5  The victor shall be thus clad in white clothing; and I will not blot out his name from the book of life, and I will acknowledge his name before my Father and before his angels. 6  Let him who has an ear hear what it is that the Spirit is saying to the churches.’ 7  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘Says the Holy, the True, he who has David’s key, who opens and nobody shall shut, and shuts and nobody shall open: 8  I know your deeds; lo, I have set before you an open door which nobody can shut, because you have a little power and have kept my word and not disowned my name. 9  Lo, I grant men out of Satan’s congregation, of those who profess to be Jews and are not but are lying,—lo, I will make them come and do reverence before your face and know that I have loved you. 10  Because you kept my word of endurance, so will I keep you from the hour of testing that is to come all over the world of men, to test those who live on the earth. 11  I am coming quickly; hold what you have, that no one may get your wreath. 12  The victor I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall never again go outside; and I will inscribe on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem that is coming down out of heaven from my God, and my new name. 13  Let him who has an ear hear what it is that the Spirit is saying to the churches.’ 14  “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write, ‘Says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation: 15  I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot! 16  Thus, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth. 17  Because you say “I am rich, my fortune is made, I am in no want of anything,” and do not know that you are the very one who is wretched and pitiable and poor and blind and naked, 18  I advise you to buy of me fire-refined gold so that you may be rich, and white clothes so that you may be clad and the shame of your nakedness not be exposed, and eye-salve to put on your eyes so that you may see. 19  As many as I love I reprove and discipline; so be jealous and repent. 20  Here I am standing at the door and knocking: if one hears my voice and opens the door I will come in to him and have supper with him, and he with me. 21  To the victor I will give a seat with me on my throne, as I too won the victory and took the seat with my Father on his throne. 22  Let him who has an ear hear what it is that the Spirit is saying to the churches.’”

Footnotes

3:2 Or Be awake