Revelation 2 – NIV & YCB

New International Version

Revelation 2:1-29

To the Church in Ephesus

1“To the angel2:1 Or messenger; also in verses 8, 12 and 18 of the church in Ephesus write:

These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands.

2I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

4Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. 6But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

7Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

To the Church in Smyrna

8“To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:

These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again.

9I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.

11Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.

To the Church in Pergamum

12“To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:

These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.

13I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.

14Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. 15Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

17Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

To the Church in Thyatira

18“To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:

These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

19I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

20Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

24Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, ‘I will not impose any other burden on you, 25except to hold on to what you have until I come.’

26To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery’2:27 Psalm 2:9—just as I have received authority from my Father. 28I will also give that one the morning star. 29Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Yoruba Contemporary Bible

Ìfihàn 2:1-29

Sí ìjọ Efesu

1“Sí angẹli ìjọ ní Efesu kọ̀wé:

Nǹkan wọ̀nyí ní ẹni tí ó mú ìràwọ̀ méje náà ni ọwọ́ ọ̀tún rẹ̀ wí, ẹni tí ń rìn ní àárín ọ̀pá wúrà fìtílà méje:

2Èmi mọ iṣẹ́ rẹ, àti làálàá rẹ, àti ìfaradà rẹ, àti bí ara rẹ kò ti gba àwọn ẹni búburú: àti bí ìwọ sì ti dán àwọn tí ń pe ara wọn ní aposteli, tí wọ́n kì í sì í ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ wo, tí ìwọ sì rí pé èké ni wọ́n; 3Tí ìwọ sì faradà ìyà, àti nítorí orúkọ mi tí ó sì rọ́jú, tí àárẹ̀ kò sì mú ọ.

4Síbẹ̀ èyí ni mo rí wí sí ọ, pé, ìwọ ti fi ìfẹ́ ìṣáájú rẹ sílẹ̀. 5Rántí ibi tí ìwọ ti gbé ṣubú! Ronúpìwàdà, kí ó sì ṣe iṣẹ́ ìṣáájú; bí kò sì ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀, èmi ó sì tọ̀ ọ́ wá, èmi ó sì ṣí ọ̀pá fìtílà rẹ̀ kúrò ní ipò rẹ̀, bí kò ṣe bí ìwọ bá ronúpìwàdà. 6Ṣùgbọ́n èyí ni ìwọ ní, pé ìwọ kórìíra ìṣe àwọn Nikolatani, èyí tí èmi pẹ̀lú sì kórìíra.

72.7: Gẹ 2.9.Ẹni tí ó bá ní etí kí ó gbọ́ ohun tí Ẹ̀mí ń sọ fún àwọn ìjọ. Ẹni tí ó bá ṣẹ́gun ni èmi yóò fi èso igi ìyè nì fún jẹ, tí ń bẹ láàrín Paradise Ọlọ́run.

Sí Ìjọ ní Smirna

82.8: Isa 44.6.“Àti sí angẹli ìjọ ní Smirna kọ̀wé:

Nǹkan wọ̀nyí ni ẹni tí í ṣe ẹni ìṣáájú àti ẹni ìkẹyìn wí, ẹni tí ó ti kú, tí ó sì tún yè:

9Èmi mọ iṣẹ́ rẹ, àti ìpọ́njú, àti àìní rẹ—ṣùgbọ́n ọlọ́rọ̀ ni ọ́, èmi sì mọ ọ̀rọ̀-òdì tí àwọn tí ń wí pé, Júù ni àwọn tìkára wọn, tí wọn kì sì í ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀, ṣùgbọ́n tí wọ́n jẹ́ Sinagọgu ti Satani. 102.10: Da 1.12.Má ṣe bẹ̀rù ohunkóhun tí ìwọ ń bọ wá jìyà rẹ̀. Kíyèsi i, èṣù yóò gbé nínú yín jù sínú túbú, kí a lè dán yin wò; ẹ̀yin ó sì ní ìpọ́njú ní ọjọ́ mẹ́wàá: ìwọ ṣa ṣe olóòtítọ́ dé ojú ikú, èmi ó sì fi adé ìyè fún ọ.

11Ẹni tí ó bá ní etí kí ó gbọ́ ohun tí Ẹ̀mí ń sọ fún àwọn ìjọ. Ẹni tí ó bá ṣẹ́gun kì yóò fi ara pa nínú ikú kejì.

Sí ìjọ ní Pargamu

12“Àti sì angẹli ìjọ ni Pargamu kọ̀wé:

Ọ̀rọ̀ wọ̀nyí ni ẹni tí ó ní idà mímú olójú méjì.

13Èmí mọ̀ ibi tí ìwọ ń gbé, àní ibi tí ìtẹ́ Satani wà. Síbẹ̀ ìwọ di orúkọ mi mú ṣinṣin. Ìwọ kò sì sẹ́ ìgbàgbọ́ nínú mi, pàápàá jùlọ ni ọjọ́ Antipa ẹlẹ́rìí mi, olóòtítọ́ ènìyàn, ẹni tí wọn pa láàrín yín, níbi tí Satani ń gbé.

142.14: Nu 31.16; 25.1-2.Ṣùgbọ́n mo ni nǹkan díẹ̀ wí sí ọ; nítorí tí ìwọ ní àwọn kan tí ó di ẹ̀kọ́ Balaamu mú síbẹ̀, ẹni tí ó kọ́ Balaki láti mú ohun ìkọ̀sẹ̀ wá síwájú àwọn ọmọ Israẹli, láti máa jẹ ohun tí a pa rú ẹbọ sí òrìṣà, àti láti máa ṣe àgbèrè. 15Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ìwọ sì ní àwọn tí ó gbá ẹ̀kọ́ àwọn Nikolatani pẹ̀lú, ohun tí mo kórìíra. 16Nítorí náà, ronúpìwàdà; bí kò ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀, èmi ó tọ̀ ọ́ wá nísinsin yìí, èmí o sì fi idà ẹnu mi bá wọn jà.

172.17: Sm 78.24; Isa 62.2.Ẹni tí ó bá létí, kí ó gbọ́ ohun tí Ẹ̀mí ń sọ fún àwọn ìjọ; Ẹni tí o bá ṣẹ́gun ni èmi o fi manna tí ó pamọ́ fún, èmi ó sì fún un ni òkúta funfun kan, àti sára òkúta náà ni a kọ orúkọ tuntun kan, tí ẹnìkan kò mọ̀ bí kò ṣe ẹni tí ó gbà á.

Sí ìjọ ni Tiatira

182.18: Da 10.6.“Àti sí angẹli ìjọ ní Tiatira kọ̀wé:

Nǹkan wọ̀nyí ni Ọmọ Ọlọ́run wí, ẹni tí ojú rẹ̀ dàbí ọ̀wọ́-iná, tí ẹsẹ̀ rẹ̀ sì dàbí idẹ dáradára:

19Èmi mọ̀ iṣẹ́, ìfẹ́, àti ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìsìn àti sùúrù rẹ̀; àti pé iṣẹ́ rẹ̀ ìkẹyìn ju tí ìṣáájú lọ.

202.20: 1Ọb 16.31; 2Ọb 9.22,30; Nu 25.1.Ṣùgbọ́n èyí ni mo rí wí sí ọ: nítorí tí ìwọ fi ààyè sílẹ̀ fún obìnrin Jesebeli tí ó ń pe ara rẹ̀ ní wòlíì. Nípasẹ̀ ẹ̀kọ́ rẹ̀, ó sì ń kọ́ àwọn ìránṣẹ́ mi, ó sì ń tàn wọ́n láti máa ṣe àgbèrè, àti láti máa jẹ ohun tí a pa rú ẹbọ sì òrìṣà. 21Èmi fi àkókò fún un, láti ronúpìwàdà; ṣùgbọ́n òun kò fẹ́ ronúpìwàdà àgbèrè rẹ̀. 22Nítorí náà, èmi ó gbé e sọ sí orí àkéte ìpọ́njú, àti àwọn tí ń bá a ṣe panṣágà ni èmi ó fi sínú ìpọ́njú ńlá, bí kò ṣe bí wọ́n bá ronúpìwàdà iṣẹ́ wọn. 232.23: Jr 17.10; Sm 62.12.Èmi o pa àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ run; gbogbo ìjọ ni yóò sì mọ̀ pé, èmi ni ẹni tí ń wádìí inú àti ọkàn: èmi ó sì fi fún olúkúlùkù yín gẹ́gẹ́ bí iṣẹ́ rẹ̀.

24Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin ni mò ń sọ fún, ẹ̀yin ìyókù tí ń bẹ ní Tiatira, gbogbo ẹ̀yin tí kò ni ẹ̀kọ́ yìí, ti kò ì tí ì mọ̀ ohun tí wọn pè ni ohun ìjìnlẹ̀ Satani, èmi kò di ẹrù mìíràn rù yín: 25Ṣùgbọ́n èyí tí ẹ̀yin ní, ẹ di mú ṣinṣin títí èmi ó fi dé.

262.26: Sm 2.8-9.Ẹni tí ó bá sì ṣẹ́gun, àti tí ó sì ṣe ìfẹ́ mi títí dé òpin, èmi ó fún un láṣẹ lórí àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè: 27‘Òun ó sì máa fi ọ̀pá irin ṣe àkóso wọn; gẹ́gẹ́ bí a ti ń fọ́ ohun èlò amọ̀kòkò ni a ó fọ́ wọn túútúú,’ gẹ́gẹ́ bí èmi pẹ̀lú tí gbà àṣẹ láti ọ̀dọ̀ Baba mi. 28Èmi yóò sì fi ìràwọ̀ òwúrọ̀ fún un. 29Ẹni tí ó bá létí, kí ó gbọ́ ohun tí Ẹ̀mí ń sọ fún àwọn ìjọ.