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 3:16

  • 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.
  • lukewarm is not category of Christian but rather a expression used to describe people who think they can get saved by grace thru faith and maintained their salvation thru the works of the law. 2000 years ago, the terms hot for Christ or cold for Christ didn 't even exist. and why would the "cold Christian " be better in the eyes of the Lord than the lukewarm Christian? seems to me the hot is better , the lukewarm is good and the cold is bad, according to the religious leaders definition.
  • Erwin S. for verse 16
    Jesus, as our Judge, does not mince His words. If you have received salvation, do you still continue in your old ways, unrepentant, still hanging on to your former self? We should not take likely what He says. He will turn us away. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior 16because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY. "1 Pet 1 14 16
  • Some of you out there may have concerns that Your Savior will spue you out if you are a lukewarm Christian, if you have kids you know this is not true! Any child of mine that acts up or is bad or is indifferent or... etc. (I have 5 kids) would NEVER cause me to disown one of them! Remember king David fell away for a season and he was called the man after Gods own heart.
  • Jemimah for verse 16
    Well i feel for that particular scripture you can't play nice only to ur favourites and treat the rest like trash or a nobody!because love is for all,for the hungry, the messed up, the unjustly, family, dogs, the rich and even that annoying person that's always on ur neck!!lastly our heavenly father is love and he sees right through the heart .if really ur his, the fruits u bear will prove if ur there,in conclusion Abba help us not compromise your word and not leave anything out.from the bottom of our hearts your all we need to accomplish your purpose in Jesus's name Amen........
  • Mark Hudson for verse 16
    Re: Rev, 3:16, personal experience, I was made to feel unworthy to exist or breath the air that I do from my parents. I understand what loathing is, God saying He loathes those lukewarm, I also found I could do nothing in life, for if you never believe in something and have faith in it 100 percent, you really are lukewarm and can do nothing. For me, it's been a long road by Godsgrace to see that if I don't understand his worth for me, I really am spat out and can do nothing for Him, me, or anyone else.

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