Revelation 3:16

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So then because thou art lukewarme, and neither cold nor hot, I wil spew thee out of my mouth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So because you are not one thing or the other, I will have no more to do with you.
- Basic English Bible

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

So then, because thou art luke-warm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit thee out of my mouth:
- Webster's Bible

Accordingly, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, before long I will vomit you out of My mouth.
- Weymouth Bible

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

but for thou art lew, and nether cold, nether hoot, Y schal bigynne to caste thee out of my mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:16


3:16 So because thou art lukewarm - The effect of lukewarm water is well known. I am about to spue thee out of my mouth - I will utterly cast thee from me; that is, unless thou repent.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:16


Re 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm. This lukewarmness was most offensive, and hence the Lord declares I will spue thee out of my mouth. They shall be rejected like nauseous food. The figure indicates loathing.

Discussion for Revelation 3

  • Word
    God watches the churches to this day and the messengers report to Him. There are two churches that God loved 2 vs 9 and 3 vs 9 because they knew the key of David.
  • Agnes
    I do agree with Charles to an extent. The 7 churches definitely speaks of people today. Not so much as different generations but different types of people living in every generation. You will find some of every one of those churches in this day and age as well as in the past.
  • CHARLES ROBERT NORTHUP
    I perceive thru the Spirit that the seven Churches are seven periods or generations of the Church that depicted the condition of their times,and can be used to tell how close the end is,by comparing our lifestyle to the correct Church,(of the 7),spoken of in Rev..
  • Word
    Paula Muncey that verse is for those that wait for the true CHRIST. Many Christians will go with the world when the first false messiah shows up with supernatural powers. Satan will deceive the world with power and looking like the Lamb but he is the dragon speaking lies with twisting the scriptures. And that is not hard to do with the preachers we have today helping him and getting the people ready for Satans deception.
  • Paula Muncey
    Look at Revelation 3:10 again. In the Greek the word keep means to guard from loss or injury. The word from means the point in time when an action begins. So we could understand this verse to mean guarding from injury starting at the hour of temptation. In other words, one could actually understand this verse to mean that God protects His people during the Tribulation.
  • Rodion Ponomariev for verse 16
    Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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