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Directions what to write to the angels or bishops of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus and Thyatira.

[1] Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write: These things saith he, who holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks:
Angelo Ephesi ecclesiae scribe : Haec dicit, qui tenet septem stellas in dextera sua, qui ambulat in medio septem candelabrorum aureorum :

[2] I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them that are evil, and thou hast tried them, who say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Scio opera tua, et laborem, et patientiam tuam, et quia non potes sustinere malos : et tentasti eos, qui se dicunt apostolos esse, et non sunt : et invenisti eos mendaces :

[3] And thou hast patience, and hast endured for my name, and hast not fainted.
et patientiam habes, et sustinuisti propter nomen meum, et non defecisti.

[4] But I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first charity.
Sed habeo adversum te, quod caritatem tuam primam reliquisti.

[5] Be mindful therefore from whence thou art fallen: and do penance, and do the first works. Or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou do penance.
Memor esto itaque unde excideris : et age poenitentiam, et prima opera fac : sin autem, venio tibi, et movebo candelabrum tuum de loco suo, nisi poenitentiam egeris.

[6] But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaites, which I also hate.
Sed hoc habes, quia odisti facta Nicolaitarum, quae et ego odi.

[7] He, that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches: To him, that overcometh, I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of my God.
Qui habet aurem, audiat quid Spiritus dicat ecclesiis : Vincenti dabo edere de ligno vitae, quod est in paradiso Dei mei.

[8] And to the angel of the church of Smyrna write: These things saith the First and the Last, who was dead, and is alive:
Et angelo Smyrnae ecclesiae scribe : Haec dicit primus, et novissimus, qui fuit mortuus, et vivit :

[9] I know thy tribulation and thy poverty, but thou art rich: and thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Scio tribulationem tuam, et paupertatem tuam, sed dives es : et blasphemaris ab his, qui se dicunt Judaeos esse, et non sunt, sed sunt synagoga Satanae.

[10] Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison that you may be tried: and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful until death: and I will give thee the crown of life.
Nihil horum timeas quae passurus es. Ecce missurus est diabolus aliquos ex vobis in carcerem ut tentemini : et habebitis tribulationem diebus decem. Esto fidelis usque ad mortem, et dabo tibi coronam vitae.

[11] He, that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches: He that shall overcome, shall not be hurt by the second death.
Qui habet aurem, audiat quid Spiritus dicat ecclesiis : Qui vicerit, non laedetur a morte secunda.

[12] And to the angel of the church of Pergamus write: These things, saith he, that hath the sharp two edged sword:
Et angelo Pergami ecclesiae scribe : Haec dicit qui habet rhomphaeam utraque parte acutam :

[13] I know where thou dwellest, where the seat of Satan is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith. Even in those days when Antipas was my faithful witness, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Scio ubi habitas, ubi sedes est Satanae : et tenes nomen meum, et non negasti fidem meam. Et in diebus illis Antipas testis meus fidelis, qui occisus est apud vos ubi Satanas habitat.

[14] But I have against thee a few things: because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat, and to commit fornication:
Sed habeo aversus te pauca : quia habes illic tenentes doctrinam Balaam, qui docebat Balac mittere scandalum coram filiis Israel, edere, et fornicari :

[15] So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaites.
ita habes et tu tenentes doctrinam Nicolaitarum.

[16] In like manner do penance: if not, I will come to thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Similiter poenitentiam age : si quominus veniam tibi cito, et pugnabo cum illis in gladio oris mei.

[17] He, that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches: To him that overcometh, I will give the hidden manna, and will give him a white counter, and in the counter, a new name written, which no man knoweth, but he that receiveth it.
Qui habet aurem, audiat quid Spiritus dicat ecclesiis : Vincenti dabo manna absconditum, et dabo illi calculum candidum : et in calculo nomen novum scriptum, quod nemo scit, nisi qui accipit.

[18] And to the angel of the church of Thyatira write: These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like to a flame of fire, and his feet like to fine brass.
Et angelo Thyatirae ecclesiae scribe : Haec dicit Filius Dei, qui habet oculos tamquam flammam ignis, et pedes ejus similes auricalco :

[19] I know thy works, and thy faith, and thy charity, and thy ministry, and thy patience, and thy last works which are more than the former.
Novi opera tua, et fidem, et caritatem tuam, et ministerium, et patientiam tuam, et opera tua novissima plura prioribus.

[20] But I have against thee a few things: because thou sufferest the woman Jezabel, who calleth herself a prophetess, to teach, and to seduce my servants, to commit fornication, and to eat of things sacrificed to idols.
Sed habeo adversus te pauca : quia permittis mulierem Jezabel, quae se dicit propheten, docere, et seducere servos meos, fornicari, et manducare de idolothytis.

[21] And I gave her a time that she might do penance, and she will not repent of her fornication.
Et dedi illi tempus ut poenitentiam ageret : et non vult poenitere a fornicatione sua.

[22] Behold, I will cast her into a bed: and they that commit adultery with her shall be in very great tribulation, except they do penance from their deeds.
Ecce mittam eam in lectum : et qui moechantur cum ea, in tribulatione maxima erunt, nisi poenitentiam ab operibus suis egerint.

[23] And I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts, and I will give to every one of you according to your works. But to you I say,
Et filios ejus interficiam in morte, et scient omnes ecclesiae, quia ego sum scrutans renes, et corda : et dabo unicuique vestrum secundum opera sua. Vobis autem dico,

[24] And to the rest who are at Thyatira: Whosoever have not this doctrine, and who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will not put upon you any other burthen.
et ceteris qui Thyatirae estis : quicumque non habent doctrinam hanc, et qui non cognoverunt altitudines Satanae, quemadmodum dicunt, non mittam super vos aliud pondus :

[25] Yet that, which you have, hold fast till I come.
tamen id quod habetis, tenete donec veniam.

[26] And he that shall overcome, and keep my works unto the end, I will give him power over the nations.
Et qui vicerit, et custodierit usque in finem opera mea, dabo illi potestatem super gentes,

[27] And he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and as the vessel of a potter they shall be broken,
et reget eas in virga ferrea, et tamquam vas figuli confringentur,

[28] As I also have received of my Father: and I will give him the morning star.
sicut et ego accepi a Patre meo : et dabo illi stellam matutinam.

[29] He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.
Qui habet aurem, audiat quid Spiritus dicat ecclesiis.

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