14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin* of Gods creation:
15 I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot.
16So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
17For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing. You do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
18Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich; and white robes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen; and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
19I reprove and discipline those whom I love. Be earnest, therefore, and repent.
20Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.
21To the one who conquers I will give a place with me on my throne, just as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.
22Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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