The Second Chapter

  • Gretchen E. Minton
Part of the Studies in Early Modern Religious Tradition, Culture and Society book series (SERR, volume 6)


[1] Unto the angel of the congregation of Ephesus write: [2] These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand and walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks: [3] ‘I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, [4] and how thou canst not forbear them which are evil, [5] and examinest them which say they are apostles and are not, [6] and hast found them liars, [7] and hast suffered and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured and hast not fainted. [8] Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, for thou hast left the first love. [9] Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen and repent, [10] and do the first works, [11] or else I will come unto thee shortly [12] and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. [13] But this thou hast because thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, [14] which deeds I also hate. [15] Let him that hath ears hear what the spirit saith unto the congregation: [16] to him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, [17] which is in the midst of the paradise of my God’.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gretchen E. Minton
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishMontana State UniversityBozemanUSA

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