Revelation 3:16
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New International Version
So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

King James Bible
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spue thee out of my mouth.

World English Bible
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
So -- because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to vomit thee out of my mouth;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because thou art lukewarm - Irresolute and undecided.

I will spue thee out of my mouth - He alludes here to the known effect of tepid water upon the stomach; it generally produces a nausea. I wilt cast thee off. Thou shalt have no interest in me. Though thou hast been near to my heart, yet now I must pluck thee thence, because slothful, careless, and indolent; thou art not in earnest for thy soul.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will spue thee out.

Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly...

Jeremiah 14:19 Have you utterly rejected Judah? has your soul loathed Zion? why have you smitten us, and there is no healing for us?...

Jeremiah 15:1-4 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people...

Zechariah 11:8,9 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me...

Library
August 5. "If any Man Hear My Voice and Open the Door I Will Come into Him and Will Sup with Him and He with Me" (Rev. Iii. 20).
"If any man hear My voice and open the door I will come into him and will sup with him and he with Me" (Rev. iii. 20). Some of us are starving, and wondering why the Holy Spirit does not fill us. We have plenty coming in, but we do not give it out. Give out the blessing you have, start larger plans for service and blessing, and you will soon find that the Holy Ghost is before you, and He will "prevent you with the blessings of goodness," and give you all that He can trust you to give away to others.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Loved Ones Chastened
The fact is, that this world is not the place of punishment. There may now and then be eminent judgments; but as a rule God does not in the present state fully punish any man for sin. He allows the wicked to go on in their wickedness; he throws the reins upon their necks; he lets them go on unbridled in their lusts; some checks of conscience there may be; but these are rather, as monitions than as punishments. And, on the other hand, he casts the Christian down; he gives the most afflictions to the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Inspiration.
"And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write, These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God."-- Rev. iii. 1. We do not speak here of the New Testament. Nothing has contributed more to falsify and undermine faith in the Scripture and the orthodox view concerning it than the unhistoric and unnatural practise of considering the Scripture of the Old and the New Testament at the same time. The Old Testament appears first; then came the Word in the flesh; and only after that the Scripture
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Laodicea
We reach, in this last Epistle, the lowest point of Judah's degradation, in that long line of departure from God, from the day Israel left her "first love," even the day of her espousals, when brought forth out of Egypt, down, down through one vast scene of idolatry and judgment, until we find that nation described in the Epistle to the Assembly in Laodicea in a condition of spiritual destitution such as characterised the People in the period of the Minor Prophets. Indeed, so complete is the correspondence,
E.W. Bullinger—Commentary on Revelation

Cross References
Revelation 3:15
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!

Revelation 3:17
You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

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