1 Unto the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know thy suffering from them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of satan.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison for ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas my faithful martyr, was slain among you, where satan dwelleth.
14 Thou hast also, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
15 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat meats sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
18 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
19 And unto the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
21 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 meats sacrificed unto idols.