3 And unto the messenger of the assembly in Sardis write:—These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know thy works,—that a name thou hast, that thou art living and art dead.
2 Become thou watchful, and strengthen the things that remain that were about to die; for I have not found thy works fulfilled before my God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear, and keep it and repent. If then thou shall not watch I will have come as a thief and in nowise shalt thou get to know during what sort of hour I will have come upon thee.
4 Nevertheless thou hast a few names in Sardis, which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white, because they are worthy.
5 He that overcometh shall thus array himself in white garments, and in nowise will I blot out his name from the book of life; and I will confess his name before my Father and before his messengers.
6 He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying unto the assemblies.
7 And unto the messenger of the assembly in 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 one shall shut and shutteth and no one openeth:
8 I know thy works,—lo! I have set before thee an open door, as to which no one can shut it,—that thou hast a little strength and hast kept my word and hast not denied my name.
9 Lo! I give them of the synagogue of Satan who are affirming themselves to be Jews and are not,—but say what is false,—lo! I will cause them that they shall have come and shall bow down before thy feet, and shall get to know that I loved thee.
10 Because thou didst keep my word of endurance I also will keep thee out of the hour of trial which is about to come upon the whole habitable world to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.
12 He that overcometh I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and outside shall he in nowise go forth any more; and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and [I will write upon him] my new name.
13 He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying unto the assemblies.
14 And unto the messenger of the assembly in Laodicea write:—These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:
15 I know thy works;—that neither cold art thou nor hot: I would that cold thou hadst been or hot.
16 Thus because lukewarm thou art and neither hot nor cold I am about to vomit thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest Rich am I and have become enriched, and of nothing have I need, and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and pitiable and destitute and blind and naked
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich,—and white raiment that thou mayest array thyself, and the shame of thy nakedness may not be made manifest,—and eye-salve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
19 I as many as I tenderly love I convict and put under discipline: be zealous therefore and repent.
20 Lo! I am standing at the door and knocking; if anyone shall hearken unto my voice and open the door I will come in unto him and will sup with him and he with me.
21 He that overcometh I will give unto him to take his seat with me in my throne, as I also overcame and took my seat with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit is saying unto the assemblies.