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Letter to Smyrna

To the angel of the church in Smyrna, write this:

'The first and the last, who once died but became to life, says this : "I know your tribulation and poverty, but you are rich. I know the slander of those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan. Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.'

"Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor shall not be harmed by the second death." (Rv 2:8-11)