1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, These things says He who has the
seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have a name that
you live, 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 being fulfilled before God.
3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore
if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not at all know what
hour I will come upon you.
4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they
shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name
from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His
6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, These things says He who is
holy, He who is true, He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and
shuts and no one opens:
8 I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it;
for you have a little strength, have kept My Word, and have not denied My name.
9 Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie; indeed I will make them come and bow the knee before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
10 Because you have kept the Word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the
hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the
11 Behold, I am coming quickly. Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.
12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall
never go out any more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the
city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of Heaven from My God;
and My new name.
13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
14 And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, These things says the Amen,
the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:
15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or
16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of
17 Because you say, I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing; and do
not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked;
18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and 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 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I
will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame
and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.