v12 ‘Write this to the *angel of the *church at Pergamum:
This is the message from the one who has the sharp *sword. That *sword has two edges.
v13 I know where you live. It is the place where *Satan sits as king. But still you go on *serving me. You remember Antipas. He continued to speak about me. Some people who live in Pergamum killed him because of that. You saw it happen. But you continued to believe me and you told others about me. And you still do this, even there in that place where *Satan lives.
v14 But I have a few things to say against you. Some people among you do what Balaam taught. He taught Balak to do what was wrong. And Balak caused Israel’s people to want to do wrong things. He caused them to eat food that people had given to false gods. And he caused them to have sex with people who were not their husbands or wives. v15 Also, some people among you do the bad things that the Nicolaitans teach. v16 So be sorry and stop doing all these bad things. If you are not sorry, I will come to you quickly. Then I will fight against those bad people with my *sword. This *sword comes out of my mouth.
v17 God’s Spirit is speaking to you in the *churches. You should recognise that the Spirit is speaking. Everybody who recognises that should listen. They should listen to what he says. I will give my special food to everyone who wins against *Satan. I will also give them a white stone. And I will write a new name on that stone. Nobody will know that name except the person who receives it.’