Revelation 2:6
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
But there is one thing you are doing right. You hate what the Nicolaitans are doing, and so do I.

Good News Translation
But this is what you have in your favor: you hate what the Nicolaitans do, as much as I do.

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.
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 from 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 from the tree of life in the paradise of God.

Treasury of Scripture

But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.

that.

Revelation 2:14,15
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication…

2 Chronicles 19:2
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

Psalm 26:5
I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.







Lexicon
But
Ἀλλὰ (Alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

you have
ἔχεις (echeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

this
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

[to your credit]:
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

You hate
μισεῖς (miseis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

works
ἔργα (erga)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Nicolaitans,
Νικολαϊτῶν (Nikolaitōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3531: A Nicolaitan, possibly a follower of Nicolaus (a heretic at Ephesus). From Nikolaos; a Nicolaite, i.e. Adherent of Nicolaus.

which
(ha)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

I also
κἀγὼ (kagō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2504: To also, I too, but I. From kai and ego; so also the dative case kamoi, and accusative case kame and I, me.

hate.
μισῶ (misō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.
(6) But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds (better, works) of the Nicolaitanes.--The Nicolaitanes were, as has been expressed, the Antinomians of the Asiatic Church. The life and conduct were little thought of, and the faith professed was everything. Some have thought that they were a sect who derived their name, under some colourable pretext, from Nicolas the Proselyte; others hold that the name is purely symbolical, signifying "destroyer of the people," and that it is no more than the Greek form of Balaam. (See Notes on Revelation 2:14-15, below.) The existence of a sect called Nicolaitanes in the second century is attested by Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Clement of Alexandria.

Verse 6. - They are again commended for their good points. But it is possible to hate what Christ hates without loving what he loves. It is possible to hate false doctrine and lawlessness, and yet be formal and dead one's self. Who the Nicolaitans were we cannot now determine with certainty. The name Nicolaus may be intended as a Greek equivalent of Balaam, but this is by no means certain. Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria write as if the sect of Nicolaitans existed in their day. A common belief was that their founder was Nicolaus of Antioch, one of the seven deacons. Irenaeus (1:26), followed by Hippolytus ('Refut.,' 7:24), supports this view; Ignatius ('Trall.,' 9) and the Apostolic Constitutions (6:8), are against it. The Nicolaitans may have claimed him as their founder, or similarity of name may have caused confusion with a different person. The doctrine of the Nicolaitans, and that of Balaam (ver. 14), and that of the woman Jezebel (ver. 20), seem to have this much in common - a contention that the freedom of the Christian placed him above the moral Law. Neither idolatry nor sensuality could harm those who had been made free by Christ. The moral enactments of the Law had been abrogated by the gospel, no less than the ceremonial. The special mention of "the pollutions of idols" and "fornication," in the decrees of the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:20, 29), seems to show that this pernicious doctrine was already in existence in A.D. . In 2 Peter 2 and Jude 1:7-13 a similar evil is denounced. It appears in other heretical sects, especially those of Gnostic origin, e.g. Cerinthians, Cainites, Carpocratians. In this way we may explain the statement of Eusebius ('Hist. Eccl.,' 3:29), that the Nieelaitan heresy lasted only for a short time; i.e. its religious libertinism did not die out, but passed over into other sects. Note that it is "the works of the Nicolaitans," not the men themselves, that Christ hates. He loves the sinner, while he hates the sin. "It would have been well with the Church had this always been remembered" (Alford). 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.
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