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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1What is commanded to be written to the angels, that is, the ministers of the churches of Ephesus,
8Smyrna,
12Pergamos,
18Thyatira, and what is commended or found wanting in them.
 
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Chapter 2

Verse 1
Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;


the angel
8,12,18; 3:1,7,14
church
1:11
holdeth
1:16,20; 8:10-12; 12:1; John 5:35
walketh
1:12,13; Ezekiel 28:13,14; Matthew 18:20; 28:20

Verse 2
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
know
9,13,19; 3:1,8,15; Psalms 1:6; Matthew 7:23; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Timothy 2:19; Hebrews 6:10
how
6,14,15,20,21; Galatians 1:7; Ephesians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1
thou hast
2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 1 John 2:21,22; 4:1

Verse 3
And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
hast borne
Psalms 69:7; Micah 7:9; Mark 15:21; Luke 14:27; 1 Corinthians 13:7; Galatians 6:2; Hebrews 13:13
hast patience
1:9; 3:10; Psalms 37:7; Luke 8:15; 21:19; Romans 2:7; 5:3,4; 8:25; 12:12; 15:4,5; Colossians 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; Hebrews 6:12,15; 10:36; 12:1; James 1:3,4; 5:7-11; 2 Peter 1:6
hast laboured
Romans 16:12; 1 Corinthians 16:16; 2 Corinthians 5:9; 6:5; 10:15; 11:23; Philippians 2:16; 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2:9; 5:12; 2 Thessalonians 3:8; 1 Timothy 4:10; 5:17; Hebrews 6:10
hast not
Luke 18:1; 2 Corinthians 4:1,16; Galatians 6:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:13; Hebrews 12:3-5

Verse 4
Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
I have
14,20
because
3:14-17; Jeremiah 2:2-5; Matthew 24:12,13; Philippians 1:9; 3:13-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:9,10; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Hebrews 6:10,11

Verse 5
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Remember
3:3,19; Ezekiel 16:61-63; 20:43; 36:31; 2 Peter 1:12,13
thou art
Isaiah 14:12; Hosea 14:1; Galatians 5:4; Jude 1:24
and repent
16,21,22; 3:3,19; 9:20,21; 16:9; Acts 17:30,31
and do
19; 3:2,3; Isaiah 1:26; Jeremiah 2:2,3; Hosea 9:10; Malachi 3:4; 4:6; Luke 1:17
else
16; 3:3; Matthew 21:41-43; 24:48-51; Mark 12:9; Luke 12:45,46; 20:16

Verse 6
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
that
14,15; 2 Chronicles 19:2; Psalms 26:5; 101:3; 139:21,22; 2 John 1:9,10

Verse 7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
that hath
11,17,29; 3:6,13,22; 13:9; Matthew 11:15; 13:9,43; Mark 7:16
let him
14:13; 22:17; 1 Corinthians 2:10; 12:4-12
To him
11,17,26-28; 3:5,12,21; 12:10,11; 15:2; 21:7; John 16:33; 1 John 5:4,5
the tree
22:2,14; Genesis 2:9; 3:22-24; Proverbs 3:18; 11:30; 13:12; 15:4
the paradise
Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 12:4

Verse 8
And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
the angel
1
the first
1:8,11,17,18

Verse 9
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
know
2
tribulation
7:14; John 16:33; Acts 14:22; Romans 5:3; 8:35; 12:12; 1 Thessalonians 3:4; 2 Thessalonians 1:6,7
poverty
Luke 4:18; 6:20; 2 Corinthians 8:2,9; James 2:5,6
thou art
3:17,18; Luke 12:21; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 1 Timothy 6:18; James 2:5,6
the blasphemy
Luke 22:65; Acts 26:11; 1 Timothy 1:13
which
Romans 2:17,28,29; 9:6
the synagogue
3:9

Verse 10
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Fear
Matthew 10:22
shalt
Daniel 3:16-18; Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:4-7
the devil
12:9-11; 13:2,7,15-17; Luke 21:12; John 13:2,27; Ephesians 2:2; 6:12; 1 Peter 5:8
ye shall
9
ten days
Habakkuk 2:3; 1 Peter 1:6,7
be thou
12:11; Matthew 10:22; 24:13; Mark 8:35; 13:13; Luke 21:16-19; John 12:25; Acts 20:24; 21:13; 2 Timothy 4:7,8
a crown
3:11; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4

Verse 11
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
that hath
7; 13:9
the second
20:6,14; 21:8

Verse 12
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
the angel
1; 1:11
Pergamos
which hath
16; 1:16; 19:15,21; Isaiah 11:4; Hebrews 4:12

Verse 13
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
know
2,9
Satan's
9,10,24; 3:9
thou holdest
25; 3:3,11; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Hebrews 3:6; 10:23
my name
3:8; Matthew 24:9; Luke 21:17; Acts 9:14; James 2:7
denied
Matthew 10:23; 1 Timothy 5:8; 2 Timothy 2:12; Jude 1:3,4
was
Acts 22:20

Verse 14
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
I have
4,20
Balaam
Numbers 24:14; 25:1-3; 31:8,16; Joshua 24:9; 2 Peter 2:15; Jude 1:11
a stumbling-block
Isaiah 57:14; Jeremiah 6:21; Ezekiel 3:20; 44:12; Matthew 18:7; Romans 9:32; 11:9; Romans 14:13,21; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 8:9; 1 Peter 2:8
eat
20; Acts 15:20,21,29; 21:25; 1 Corinthians 8:4-13; 10:18-31
to commit
21:8; 22:15; 1 Corinthians 6:13-18; 7:2; Hebrews 13:4

Verse 15
So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
the doctrine
6

Verse 16
Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Repent
5,21,22; 3:19; 16:9; Acts 17:30,31
else
5
will fight
12; 1:16; 19:15,21; Isaiah 11:4; 49:2; Ephesians 6:17; 2 Thessalonians 2:8

Verse 17
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
hath
7,11; 3:6,13,22
to eat
Psalms 25:14; 36:8; Proverbs 3:32; 14:10; Isaiah 65:13; Matthew 13:11; John 4:32; John 6:48-58; Colossians 3:3
a new
3:12; 19:12,13; Isaiah 56:4; 65:15
saving
1 Corinthians 2:14

Verse 18
And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
unto
1; 1:11
the Son
Psalms 2:7; Matthew 3:17; 4:3-6; 17:5; 27:54; Luke 1:35; John 1:14,49; John 3:16,18,35,36; 5:25; 10:36; Acts 8:37; Romans 1:4; 8:32
who
1:14,15

Verse 19
I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
know
2,9,13
charity
1 Corinthians 13:1-8; Colossians 3:14; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Peter 4:8; 2 Peter 1:7
patience
3
the last
4; Job 17:9; Psalms 92:14; Proverbs 4:18; John 15:2; 2 Peter 3:18

Verse 20
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
I have
4,14
that woman
1 Kings 16:31; 17:4,13; 19:1,2; 21:7-15,23-25; 2 Kings 9:7,30-37
and to seduce
14; Exodus 34:15; Numbers 25:1,2; Acts 15:20,29; 1 Corinthians 8:10-12; 10:18-21,28

Verse 21
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
space
9:20,21; Jeremiah 8:4-6; Romans 2:4,5; 9:22; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 3:9,15

Verse 22
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
and them
17:2; 18:3,9; 19:18-21; Ezekiel 16:37-41; 23:29,45-48
except
Jeremiah 36:3; Ezekiel 18:30-32; 33:11; Zephaniah 3:7; Luke 13:3,5; 2 Corinthians 12:21; 2 Timothy 2:25,26

Verse 23
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
with death
6:8
and all
7,11; Deuteronomy 13:11; 17:13; 19:20; 21:21; Zephaniah 1:11
I am
1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 29:17; 2 Chronicles 6:30; Psalms 7:9; 44:21; Jeremiah 11:20; 17:10; Jeremiah 20:12; John 2:24,25; 21:17; Acts 1:24; Romans 8:27; Hebrews 4:13
and I will
20:12; Psalms 62:12; Isaiah 3:10,11; Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:5-11; 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Galatians 6:5; 1 Peter 1:17

Verse 24
But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
the depths
12:9; 13:14; 2 Corinthians 2:11; 11:3,13-15; Ephesians 6:11,12; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
I will
Acts 15:28

Verse 25
But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
that
3:3,11; Acts 11:28; Romans 12:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; Hebrews 3:6; 4:14; 10:23
till
1:7; 22:7,20; John 14:3; 21:22,23; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 11:26; 2 Peter 3:10

Verse 26
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
he
7,11,17; 3:5,12,21; 21:7; Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:5
keepeth
Matthew 24:13; Luke 8:13-15; John 6:29; 8:31,32; Romans 2:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; Hebrews 10:38,39; James 2:20; 1 John 2:19; 3:23
to him will I give
3:21; 20:4; 22:5; Psalms 49:14; Daniel 7:18,22,27; Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:29,30; 1 Corinthians 6:3,4

Verse 27
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
he shall
12:5; 19:15; Psalms 2:8,9; 49:14; 149:5-9; Daniel 7:22
even
Matthew 11:27; Luke 22:29; John 17:24

Verse 28
And I will give him the morning star.
22:16; Luke 1:78,79; 2 Peter 1:19

Verse 29
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
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