Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And to The Messenger of the assembly of Ephesaus write: Thus says he who holds the seven stars in his hand, he who walks among the menorahs of gold: "
2"I know your works, your toil and your patience, and that you cannot tolerate the evil ones, and you have tested those who claim to be Apostles, and they are not, and you have found them false." 3"And you have patience and you have endured because of my name and you have not tired." 4"But I have something against you, because you have left your former love." 5"Remember from where you have come out and do the former works; but if not, I will come against you and I will remove your menorah, unless you repent." 6"But you have this, that you hate the works of the Naqolaytans, those things which I also hate." 7"He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what The Spirit is speaking to the assemblies, and I shall give to the victor to eat of the tree of life, which is in The Paradise of God."
8"And to The Messenger of the assembly of Zmurna, write: "Thus says The First and The Last- he who was dead and lives:"
9"I know your suffering and your poverty (but you are rich) and the blasphemy of those who call themselves Jews of the Judeans, when they are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." 10"Be afraid in none of those things that you will suffer; behold The Devil will throw some of you into prison to be tested and you will have suffering for ten days; be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life." 11"He who has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit says to the assemblies. 'Whoever overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.'"
12"And to The Messenger who is in the assembly of Pergamum, write: Thus says he who has the sharp sword of two edges."
13"'I know where you dwell: the place of Satan's throne, and you keep my name and have not denied my faith, and in the days when you and my faithful witness* contended for the sake of all my faithful witnesses, he was murdered among you.'" 14"But I have a few things against you, for you have there those who hold the doctrine of the Balaam, him who taught Balaq to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat sacrifices of idols and to commit fornication." 15"So you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Naqolaytans, likewise. 16Repent therefore, or else I shall come upon you at once, and I shall make war with them with the sword of my mouth." 17"And he who has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit speaks to the assemblies: 'To the one who is victorious I shall give of the manna which is hidden, and I shall give him a white pebble, and upon the pebble, a new name in writing that no man knows except he who receives.'"
18"And to The Messenger who is in the assembly in Thawatyra write: Thus says The Son of God, he who has eyes like flames of fire and his feet like the brass of Lebanon."
19"I know your works, your love, your faith, your service and your patience, and your latter works are more than the first." 20"I have much against you, because you are tolerating your wife* Jezebel who says about herself that she is a Prophetess, and teaches and seduces my Servants to commit fornication and to eat the sacrifices of idols." 21"And I gave her time for repentance, and she did not choose to turn from her fornication." 22"Behold, I shall cast her into a coffin*, and those who commit adultery with her into great suffering, unless they repent of their deeds." 23"And I shall kill her children by Death, and all the assemblies will know that I search the kidneys and the hearts, and I shall give to everyone of you according to your works." 24"I say to you and to the rest who are in Thawatyra, all of those who do not have this doctrine, those who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say: I shall not lay upon you any other burden." 25"That which you have, therefore, hold fast until I come." 26"To him who is victorious and keeps my works, I shall give authority over the nations," 27"To Shepherd them with a rod of iron, and like the vessels of a potter you shall shatter them, for in the same manner I have also received of my Father." 28"And I shall give him the Star of the Morning." 29"He who has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit is saying to the assemblies."