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

New Living Translation
But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!

English Standard Version
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

Berean Study Bible
So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to vomit you out of My mouth!

Berean Literal Bible
So because you are lukewarm, and 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.

New King James Version
So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

New American Standard Bible
So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

NASB 1995
‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.

NASB 1977
‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.

Amplified Bible
So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust].

Christian Standard Bible
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.

American Standard Version
So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I am going to vomit you from my mouth.”

Contemporary English Version
But since you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.

English Revised Version
So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.

Good News Translation
But because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am going to spit you out of my mouth!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But since you are lukewarm and not hot or cold, I'm going to spit you out of my mouth.

International Standard Version
Since you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am going to spit you out of my mouth.

Literal Standard Version
So—because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to vomit you out of My mouth;

NET Bible
So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth!

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

Weymouth New Testament
Accordingly, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, before long I will vomit you 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
To the Church in Laodicea
15I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! 16So because you are lukewarm— neither hot nor cold— I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! 17You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.…

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

Revelation 3:17
You say, 'I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.


Treasury of Scripture

So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.

I will spue thee out.

Revelation 2:5
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Jeremiah 14:19
Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

Jeremiah 15:1-4
Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth…









Verse 16. - So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. The distaste and nausea produced by lukewarm food, which the stomach naturally rejects with loathing, are used as a figure in which to express the abhorrence of Christ for those who lacked zeal in his service (cf. Leviticus 18:28 and Leviticus 20:22, "That the land spue not you out also"). But the sentence is not irrevocable; there is still hope of averting it: Μέλλω σε ἐμέσαι, "I am about to spue thee," i.e. if a timely repentance does not avert the impending doom. (Contrast the absoluteness of the future in Revelation 2:5, etc., ἔρχομαί σοι ταχὺ καὶ κινήσω.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

you are
εἶ (ei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

lukewarm—
χλιαρὸς (chliaros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5513: Warm, tepid; of persons: lukewarm. From chlio; tepid.

neither
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

hot
ζεστὸς (zestos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2200: Boiling hot; met: fervent. From zeo; boiled, i.e. calid.

nor
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

cold—
ψυχρός (psychros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5593: Cool, cold; fig: cold-hearted. From psuchos; chilly.

I am about
μέλλω (mellō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

to vomit
ἐμέσαι (emesai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 1692: To vomit forth. Of uncertain affinity; to vomit.

you
σε (se)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

out of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

mouth!
στόματός (stomatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.


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