To the Church in Pergamum

Revelation 2

12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of him who has e the sharp two-edged sword.

13 "'I know where you dwell, f where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not g deny my faith 1 even in the days of Antipas h my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of i Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might j eat food sacrificed to idols and k practice sexual immorality. 15 So also you have some who hold the teaching of l the Nicolaitans. 16 Therefore repent. If not, m I will come to you soon and n war against them with e the sword of my mouth. 17 c He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. c To the one who conquers I will give some of o the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with p a new name written on the stone q that no one knows except the one who receives it.'

  1. Cross References
    Revelation 2:16
    Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.
    Revelation 1:16
    In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 2:9
    'I know your tribulation and your poverty ( but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
  3. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:8
    But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 22:20
    And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.
  5. Cross References
    2 Peter 2:15
    Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing.
  6. Cross References
    Revelation 2:20
    But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.
    Acts 15:29
    That you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.
    1 Corinthians 8:10
    For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol's temple, will he not be encouraged, if his conscience is weak, to eat food offered to idols?
    1 Corinthians 10:19
    What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything?
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 25:1
    While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.
    Numbers 31:16
    Behold, these, on Balaam's advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the Lord in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the Lord.
    1 Corinthians 10:8
    We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.
  8. Cross References
    Revelation 2:6
    Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
  9. Cross References
    Revelation 22:7
    "And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
  10. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
  11. Cross References
    Revelation 2:12
    And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: 'The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.
  12. Cross References
    Revelation 2:11
    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.
  13. Cross References
    Revelation 2:11
    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.
  14. Cross References
    John 6:48 - 50
    I am the bread of life.
  15. Cross References
    Revelation 3:12
    The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.
    Isaiah 62:2
    The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.
    Isaiah 65:15
    You shall leave your name to my chosen for a curse, and the Lord God will put you to death, but his servants he will call by another name.
  16. Cross References
    Revelation 19:12
    His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself.
    Revelation 14:3
    And they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
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