Revelation 2:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

New Living Translation
But this is in your favor: You hate the evil deeds of the Nicolaitans, just as I do.

English Standard Version
Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Berean Study Bible
But you have this to your credit: You hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Berean Literal Bible
But you have this, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

New American Standard Bible
'Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

King James Bible
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet you do have this: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

International Standard Version
But this is to your credit: You hate the actions of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

NET Bible
But you do have this going for you: You hate what the Nicolaitans practice--practices I also hate.

New Heart English Bible
But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you have this, that you hate the works of the Naqolaytans, those things which I also hate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But you have this in your favor-you hate what the Nicolaitans are doing. I also hate what they're doing.

New American Standard 1977
‘Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

King James 2000 Bible
But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

American King James Version
But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

American Standard Version
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaites, which I also hate.

Darby Bible Translation
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

English Revised Version
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Webster's Bible Translation
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet this you have in your favor: you hate the doings of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

World English Bible
But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Young's Literal Translation
but this thou hast, that thou dost hate the works of the Nicolaitans, that I also hate.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-7 These churches were in such different states as to purity of doctrine and the power of godliness, that the words of Christ to them will always suit the cases of other churches, and professors. Christ knows and observes their state; though in heaven, yet he walks in the midst of his churches on earth, observing what is wrong in them, and what they want. The church of Ephesus is commended for diligence in duty. Christ keeps an account of every hour's work his servants do for him, and their labour shall not be in vain in the Lord. But it is not enough that we are diligent; there must be bearing patience, and there must be waiting patience. And though we must show all meekness to all men, yet we must show just zeal against their sins. The sin Christ charged this church with, is, not the having left and forsaken the object of love, but having lost the fervent degree of it that at first appeared. Christ is displeased with his people, when he sees them grow remiss and cold toward him. Surely this mention in Scripture, of Christians forsaking their first love, reproves those who speak of it with carelessness, and thus try to excuse indifference and sloth in themselves and others; our Saviour considers this indifference as sinful. They must repent: they must be grieved and ashamed for their sinful declining, and humbly confess it in the sight of God. They must endeavour to recover their first zeal, tenderness, and seriousness, and must pray as earnestly, and watch as diligently, as when they first set out in the ways of God. If the presence of Christ's grace and Spirit is slighted, we may expect the presence of his displeasure. Encouraging mention is made of what was good among them. Indifference as to truth and error, good and evil, may be called charity and meekness, but it is not so; and it is displeasing to Christ. The Christian life is a warfare against sin, Satan, the world, and the flesh. We must never yield to our spiritual enemies, and then we shall have a glorious triumph and reward. All who persevere, shall derive from Christ, as the Tree of life, perfection and confirmation in holiness and happiness, not in the earthly paradise, but in the heavenly. This is a figurative expression, taken from the account of the garden of Eden, denoting the pure, satisfactory, and eternal joys of heaven; and the looking forward to them in this world, by faith, communion with Christ, and the consolations of the Holy Spirit. Believers, take your wrestling life here, and expect and look for a quiet life hereafter; but not till then: the word of God never promises quietness and complete freedom from conflict here.
Study Bible
To the Church in Ephesus
5Therefore, keep in mind how far you have fallen. Repent and perform the deeds you did at first. But if you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. 6But you have this to your credit: You hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the tree of life in the paradise of God.…
Cross References
Revelation 2:15
In the same way, some of you also hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

Revelation 2:7
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to eat of the tree of life in the paradise of God.
Treasury of Scripture

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