Jesus Christ to the Smyrnaeans


CHAPTER 1
1 And to the angel/messenger of the ekklesia in Smyrna write:
The first and the last, who was dead, and lives, says this:
2 I am aware of your acts and your affliction/tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
3 Fear nothing that you are about to be suffering. Behold, the devil/Adversary is about to be casting some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation/affliction ten days. Become faithful until death, and I will give you the crown/wreath of life.
4 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the ekklesias. He who is conquering/overcoming shall not be hurt/injured by the second death.