1And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20Behold, 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. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Kalata Yolembera Mpingo wa ku Sarde
1“Lembera mngelo wampingo wa ku Sarde kuti:
Awa ndi mawu ochokera kwa amene amasunga mizimu isanu ndi iwiri ya Mulungu ndi nyenyezi zisanu ndi ziwiri. Iye akuti: Ndimadziwa ntchito zako; umadziwika kuti ndiwe wamoyo koma ndiwe wakufa. 2Dzuka! Limbitsa zimene zatsalira zomwe zatsala pangʼono kufa, pakuti ndaona kuti ntchito zako nʼzosakwanira pamaso pa Mulungu. 3Choncho, kumbukira zimene unalandira ndi kumva; uzisunge ndipo ulape. Koma ngati sudzuka, ndidzabwera ngati mbala ndipo sudzadziwa nthawi imene ndidzabwere kwanu.
4Komabe uli ndi anthu angapo mu Sarde amene sanadetse zovala zawo. Amenewa adzayenda ndi Ine atavala zoyera popeza ndi oyenera kutero. 5Amene adzapambane adzavala zoyera ngati ena aja. Sindidzafafaniza dzina lake mʼbuku lamoyo, koma ndidzamuchitira umboni pamaso pa Atate anga ndi angelo ake. 6Amene ali ndi makutu, amve zimene Mzimu akuwuza mipingo.”
Kalata Yolembera Mpingo wa ku Filadefiya
7“Lembera mngelo wampingo wa ku Filadefiya kuti:
Awa ndi mawu ochokera kwa amene ndi woyera ndi woonadi, amene ali ndi kiyi ya Davide. Iye akatsekula palibe amene angatseke; ndipo akatseka palibe amene angatsekule. 8Iye akuti, ‘Ine ndimadziwa ntchito zako. Taona, ndakutsekulira pa khomo ndipo palibe wina amene angatseke. Ndikudziwa kuti uli ndi mphamvu zochepa komabe wasunga mawu anga ndipo sunandikane. 9Amene ndi mpingo wa Satana, amene amadzitcha kuti ndi Ayuda pamene sali choncho, koma ndi onama, ndidzawabweretsa kwa inu ndi kuwagwetsa pansi pa mapazi anu kuti adzazindikire kuti ndimakukondani. 10Popeza mwasunga mawu anga woti mupirire ndipo mwawugwira mtima, Inenso ndidzakupulumutsani nthawi ya mayesero imene idzabwera pa dziko lonse lapansi kuyesa onse okhala pa dziko lapansi.
11Ine ndikubwera msanga. Gwiritsitsa chimene uli nacho kuti wina angakulande chipewa chako chaufumu. 12Iye amene adzapambane ndidzamusandutsa mzati wa mʼNyumba ya Mulungu wanga. Sadzatulukamonso. Pa iye ndidzalemba dzina la Mulungu wanga ndi dzina la mzinda wa Mulungu wanga, Yerusalemu watsopano, umene ukubwera pansi kuchokera kumwamba kwa Mulungu wanga; ndipo pa iye ndidzalembanso dzina langa latsopano. 13Amene ali ndi makutu, amve zimene Mzimu akuwuza mipingo.’ ”
Kalata Yolembera Mpingo wa ku Laodikaya
14“Lembera mngelo wampingo wa ku Laodikaya kuti:
Awa ndi mawu ochokera kwa Ameni, mboni yokhulupirika ndi yoona, gwero la zolengedwa zonse za Mulungu. 15Ine ndimadziwa ntchito zako, kuti sindiwe wozizira kapena wotentha. Ndikanakonda ukanakhala wozizira kapena wotentha! 16Tsono popeza ndiwe wofunda chabe, sindiwe wotentha kapena wozizira, ndatsala pangʼono kuti ndikulavule mʼkamwa mwanga. 17Iwe umati: ‘Ndine wolemera, ndine wachuma ndipo sindisowa kanthu.’ Koma sudziwa kuti ndiwe wovutika, womvetsa chisoni, waumphawi, wosaona ndi wamaliseche. 18Ndikukulangiza kuti ugule kwa Ine golide woyengedwa ndi moto kuti ukhale wolemera. Ugule zovala zoyera kuti uvale ndi kuphimba umaliseche wako wochititsa manyaziwo. Ndiponso ugule kwa Ine mankhwala a mʼmaso kuti uwone.
19Amene ndimawakonda ndimawadzudzula ndi kuwalanga. Choncho chita changu ndipo lapa. 20Taonani ndayima pa khomo ndikugogoda. Ngati wina amva mawu anga natsekula chitseko, Ine ndidzalowamo ndi kudya naye, Ine ndi iyeyo.
21Amene adzapambana, ndidzamupatsa ufulu wokhala nane pamodzi pa mpando wanga waufumu monga mmene Ine ndinapambana ndi kukhala pansi ndi Atate anga pa mpando wawo waufumu. 22Amene ali ndi makutu, amve zimene Mzimu akuwuza mipingo.”