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¶ 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;
you have a name that you are alive and yet you are dead.
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Awake, and hold fast to the things which remain but are ready to die;
for I have not found your works perfect before my God.
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Remember, therefore, just as you have received and heard, so hold fast and repent.
And if, therefore, you do not awake, I will come against you as a thief, and you shall not know at what hour I will come upon you.
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But you have a few members at Sardis who have not defiled their names;
and they shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
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He who overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white robes;
and I will not blot his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
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He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
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¶ And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things says he who is the holy one, he who is true, he who has the key of David, he who opens and no man shuts, and shuts, and no man opens;
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I know your works and behold, I have set before you an open door which no man can lock, for you have but little strength and yet you have obeyed my word and have not denied my name.
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Behold, I turn over those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but do lie;
behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
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Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which shall come upon all the world to try those who dwell upon earth.
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Behold, I come quickly.
Hold that fast which you have, so that no man take your crown.
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He who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall not go out again;
and I will write upon him the name of my God and the name of the new Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven from my God;
and I will write upon him my new name.
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He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
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¶ And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
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I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot;
it is better to be either cold or hot.
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So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of my mouth.
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You say, I am rich and my wealth has increased and I need nothing;
and you do not know that you are miserable and a wanderer and poor and blind and naked.
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I advise you to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that you may become rich;
and white raiment, that you may be clothed, so that the shame of your nakedness may not be seen;
and anoint your eyes with salve, that you may see.
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I rebuke and chastise all those whom I love;
be zealous, therefore, and repent.
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Behold, I stand at the door and knock;
if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me.
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To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me on my throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with my Father on his throne.
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He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.