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Otkrivenje 2:1-29

Poruka Crkvi u Efezu

1Anđelu2:1 Ili: glasniku. Crkve u Efezu napiši:

‘Ovo govori Onaj koji drži sedam zvijezda u desnici, Onaj koji hodi između sedam zlatnih svijećnjaka: 2Znam za tvoja dobra djela. Vidio sam tvoj trud i postojanost. Ne podnosiš opake. Iskušao si one koji tvrde da su apostoli, a nisu, i otkrio da su lažljivci. 3Strpljivo si za mene trpio i nisi posustao.

4Ali imam i prigovor na tebe. Napustio si prvu ljubav: ne voliš me i ne volite se međusobno žarko kao u početku! 5Prisjeti se dakle kako si volio u početku i pogledaj na što si spao! Obrati se ponovno k meni i čini opet kao u početku. Ne učiniš li to, doći ću i ukloniti tvoj svijećnjak s njegova mjesta među crkvama. 6Ali dobro je što mrziš djela pokvarenih nikolaita jednako kao i ja.

7Slušajte, kad već imate uši, što Duh govori crkvama! Svakome tko pobijedi dat ću da jede sa stabla života u Božjemu raju.’

Poruka Crkvi u Smirni

8Anđelu Crkve u Smirni napiši:

‘Ovo govori Prvi i Posljednji, koji je bio mrtav i oživio: 9Znam za tvoje patnje i tvoje siromaštvo—ali bogat si! Trpiš pogrde od onih koji sebe nazivaju Židovima, ali to nisu. Sotonina su sinagoga! 10Ne boj se onoga što ćete pretrpjeti. Đavao će neke od vas baciti u tamnici da vas iskuša. Trpjet ćete nevolju deset dana. Ostanite vjerni i kad se suočite sa smrću pa ću vam dati vijenac života.

11Slušajte, kad već imate uši, što Duh govori crkvama! Nikome tko pobijedi neće nauditi druga smrt!’

Poruka Crkvi u Pergamu

12Anđelu Crkve u Pergamu napiši:

‘Ovo je poruka od onoga koji ima oštar dvosjekli mač: 13Znam da živiš u gradu u kojemu je Sotonino prijestolje, a ipak si ostao vjeran mojemu imenu. Nisi zanijekao vjeru u mene ni onda kad su kod vas, gdje Sotona prebiva, ubili mojega vjernog svjedoka Antipu.

14Ali imam ti ponešto prigovoriti. Trpiš ondje neke ljude nalik Bileamu, koji je poučio Balaka da izraelskome narodu postavi stupicu pa ih je naučio da blaguju meso žrtvovano idolima i odaju se bludu. 15Tako i ti u svojoj sredini imaš takvih koji slijede nikolaitsko učenje i počinjaju iste grijehe. 16Obrati se zato ili ću ubrzo doći k tebi i boriti se protiv njih mačem svojih usta.

17Slušajte, kad već imate uši, što Duh govori crkvama! Svaki koji pobijedi jest će manu skrivenu i dat ću mu bijel kamen na kojemu će pisati njegovo novo ime, koje ne zna nitko osim onoga koji ga prima.’

Poruka Crkvi u Tijatiri

18Anđelu Crkve u Tijatiri napiši:

‘Ovo govori Božji Sin, čije su oči poput ognjenog plamena a noge poput ulaštene mjedi: 19Znam za tvoja dobra djela, za tvoju ljubav i vjeru, služenje i postojanost. Znam i da si u tomu sve revniji.

20Ali imam i prigovor na tebe: dopuštaš onoj ženi Jezabeli, koja sebe naziva proročicom, da moje sluge odvlači na stranputicu te se odaju bludu, štuju idole i jedu meso njima žrtvovano. 21Dao sam joj vremena da se pokaje i obrati od svojega bluda, ali nije htjela. 22Bacit ću je zato na postelju, a i svi koji s njome bludno griješe mnogo će trpjeti ne odvrate li se od zlih djela. 23I djeca će joj umrijeti. Sve će crkve znati da sam ja onaj koji ispituje misli i nakane2:23 U grčkome: bubrege i srca. svakoga čovjeka. Svakome ću dati što zaslužuje.

24A od vas ostalih u Tijatiri, koji ne slijedite to lažno učenje (“duboke istine”, kako nazivaju te sotonske dubine), tražim samo 25da se čvrsto držite onoga što znate dok ne dođem.

26Svakome tko pobijedi, tko do konca bude vršio što mu kažem, dat ću vlast nad narodima. 27Vladat će nad njima željeznom palicom i razbijati ih kao glineno posuđe 28istom vlašću koju je meni dao moj Otac. Dat ću im i zvijezdu Danicu.

29Slušajte, kad već imate uši, što Duh govori crkvama!’

King James Version

Revelation 2:1-29

1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

12And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14But I have a few things against thee, 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 things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

18And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star. 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.