1“And to the messenger of the congregation 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 reputation that you are alive, but you are dead.
2Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die, for I have not found your works completed in the sight of my God.
3Remember, then, what you have received and heard, and keep it, and repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come as a thief, and you will absolutely not know what hour I will come against you.
4But you have a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.
5Whoever overcomes will be similarly clothed in white garments, and I will never, ever wipe his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6Anyone who has an ear had better listen to what the Spirit says to the congregations!
7“And to the messenger of the congregation 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 will shut, and who shuts and no one opens.
8I know your works (Look!, I have set before you a door that has been opened, which none is able to shut), that you have little power, and yet kept my word, and did not deny my name.
9Look!, I make those of the synagogue of the Adversary, who say they are Jews, and are not, but are lying, Look!, I will make them to come and fall prostrate at your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
10Because you kept my word regarding endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of trial that is about to come upon the whole inhabited world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
11I am coming quickly. Hold on firmly to what you have, so that no one takes your crown.
12Whoever overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, and he will absolutely not go out from there anymore, 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 own new name.
13Anyone who has an ear had better listen to what the Spirit says to the congregations!
14“And to the messenger of the congregation in Laodicea write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of the creation of God.
15I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot.
16So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth,
17because you say, ‘I am rich, and have acquired riches, and have need of nothing,’ and yet do not know that you are the wretched one, and pitiful, and poor, and blind, and naked.
18I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you will be rich, and white garments so that you can clothe yourself, and the shame of your nakedness is not revealed, and eye-salve to anoint your eyes, so that you can see.
19As many as are my friends, I reprove and discipline, therefore be zealous, and repent.
20Look!, I am standing at the door and knocking. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he with me.
21Whoever overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22Anyone who has an ear had better listen to what the Spirit says to the congregations!”