Revelation 2:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But at least you have the credit of hating the works of the Nicolaitans, as I do.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

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

But thou hast this good thing, that thou hatidist the dedis of Nycholaitis, the whiche also Y hate.
- Wycliffe Bible

but this thou hast, that thou dost hate the works of the Nicolaitans, that I also hate.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:6


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.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:6


Re 2:6 But this thou hast. There is another ground of commendation. They hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans. Opinions are not agreed concerning this sect, but it is probable that the followers of a Nicolaus are meant who taught that Christian liberty meant license to commit sensual sins.

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • Alma Delaney
    Old St. Nick should not have taken over Jesus Birthday and His deity Jesus is the reason for the season. And not man according to Rev. 2:6-But for this thou hate the deed of Nicholas which the Lord hates. Note: commercialization the Christ. A male child was born to rule the nation with a Rod of iron in righteousness, this Child was the Christ, cough up to God and His Throne. So All gifts comes God
  • Charles
    This is as close as you could get to the understanding and help of God if you will except it.
  • Manuelf324
    a good indication your backsliding or even saved is if your honest with yourself. IM I HERE ON EARTH TO PLEASE GOD OR MAN?
  • A disciple
    Of the Seven Churches chosen, only two of them were not fallen away and warned to repent; Smyrna and Philadelphia. All the rest, from Ephesus to Laodicea, none were ready for, or would be able to stand in, the quickly approaching evil days; and were in real danger of being turned away and denied entrance into the kingdom of God. Whom the Lord loves He rebukes in order to save them.
  • A disciple
    Anna (cont.); In the case of the Ephesians, it was apparently not love of the world or the things of the world that drew their hearts away; but maybe it was all the things that the Lord had blessed them with in their great victory and success and being without fault as to their religion? Daniel was also found perfect in everything pertaining to God; but he maintained the sacred inner life of love.
  • A disciple
    Hi Anna; Thank you for your thoughtful reply. The matter with the Ephesian Assembly was very important to have been named first in the warnings to the Christians against the imminent crisis set to bring about the completion of this age. In those who were by all measures first and leaders and exercising all piety among the Saints, "losing sight of and desire for our First Love" is inexcusable!

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