Jesus Christ to the Pergamians
1 And to the angel/messenger of the ekklesia in Pergamum write:
The One who has the sharp two-edged sword/blade says this:
2 I know where you are dwelling -- where Satan's throne is -- and you are holding fast to My name, and do not deny/disown My faith, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan is dwelling.
3 But I have a few things against you, that you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit prostitution.
4 Thus you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
5 Likewise, repent! Yet if not, I am coming to you swiftly/quickly, and I will be battling against them with the sword/blade of My mouth.
6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the ekklesias. To the one conquering/overcoming, I will be giving the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone/pebble with a new name written on it which no one is aware except he who receives it.