"And to the 1 angel of the church in Sardis write,
'These things says He who a has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: "I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 "Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before 2 God. 3 b "Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and c repent. d Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you e as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 3 "You have f a few names 4 even in Sardis who have not g defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me h in white, for they are worthy. 5 "He who overcomes i shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not j blot out his name from the k Book of Life; but l I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 m "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '
"And to the 5 angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
'These things says n He who is holy, o He who is true, p "He who has the key of David, q He who opens and no one shuts, and r shuts and no one opens": 6
8 s "I know your works. See, I have set before you t an open door, 7 and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 "Indeed I will make u those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie - indeed v I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 "Because you have kept 8 My command to persevere, w I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon x the whole world, to test those who dwell y on the earth. 11 9 "Behold, z I am coming quickly! a Hold fast what you have, that no one may take b your crown. 12 "He who overcomes, I will make him c a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall d go out no more. e I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the f New Jerusalem, which g comes down out of heaven from My God. h And I will write on him My new name. 13 i "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." '
"And to the 10 angel of the church 11 of the Laodiceans write,
j 'These things says the Amen, k the Faithful and True Witness, l the Beginning of the creation of God:
15 m "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither 12 cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 "Because you say, n 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing' - and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked - 18 "I counsel you o to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and p white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 q "As many as I love, I rebuke and r chasten. 13 Therefore be 14 zealous and repent. 20 "Behold, s I stand at the door and knock. t If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, u I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 "To him who overcomes v I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22 w "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." ' "New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.