New Living Translation
But this is in your favor: You hate the evil deeds of the Nicolaitans, just as I do.
King James Bible
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Darby Bible Translation
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitanes, 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:6 But thou hast this - Divine grace seeks whatever may help him that is fallen to recover his standing. That thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans - Probably so called from Nicolas, one of the seven deacons, Acts 6:5. Their doctrines and lives were equally corrupt. They allowed the most abominable lewdness and adulteries, as well as sacrificing to idols; all which they placed among things indifferent, and pleaded for as branches of Christian liberty.
LibraryThe Seven Assemblies as a Whole (I. 11).
We must here, at the outset, remove the greatest source of all the misunderstandings which have arisen with regard to these seven "churches." The fact of their being called "churches" has naturally led commentators and students of this book to infer that it is the Church of God, or at any rate the historic Christian Church, which is meant. The difficulty is thus arbitrarily created. The Bible student is at once confronted with an overwhelming difficulty. He has read the Epistles which are addressed …
E.W. Bullinger—Commentary on Revelation
In a similar way, you have some Nicolaitans among you who follow the same teaching.
"Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.
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