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Revelation 2:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So hast thou also some that hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans in like manner.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— So thou also hast those who hold the doctrine of Nicolaitanes in like manner.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— thus, even, thou, hast such as hold fast the teaching of the Nicolaitanes, in like manner.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— so hast thou, even thou, those holding the teaching of the Nicolaitans—which thing I hate.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaites.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— So hast thou who hold the doctrine of the Nikolitu: of it, in like (manner), repent;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— So also thou hast them who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. In like manner, repent thou.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So 3779
{3779} Prime
οὕτω
houto
{hoo'-to}
From G3778; in this way (referring to what precedes or follows).
hast 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
thou 4771
{4771} Prime
σύ
su
{soo}
The personal pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
them that hold 2902
{2902} Prime
κρατέω
krateo
{krat-eh'-o}
From G2904; to use strength, that is, seize or retain (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
doctrine 1322
{1322} Prime
διδαχή
didache
{did-akh-ay'}
From G1321; instruction (the act or the matter).
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Nicolaitans, 3531
{3531} Prime
Νικολαΐτης
Nikolaites
{nik-ol-ah-ee'-tace}
From G3532; a Nicolaite, that is, adherent of Nicolaus.
which thing 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
I hate. 3404
{3404} Prime
μισέω
miseo
{mis-eh'-o}
From a primary word μῖσος [[misos]] (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension to love less.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 2:15

_ _ thou — emphatic: “So THOU also hast,” As Balak and the Moabites of old had Balaam and his followers literally, so hast thou also them that hold the same Balaamite or Nicolaitane doctrine spiritually or symbolically. Literal eating of idol-meats and fornication in Pergamos were accompanied by spiritual idolatry and fornication. So Trench explains. But I prefer taking it, “THOU also,” as well as Ephesus (“in like manner” as Ephesus; see below the oldest reading), hast ... Nicolaitanes, with this important difference, Ephesus, as a Church, hates them and casts them out, but thou “hast them,” namely, in the Church.

_ _ doctrine — teaching (see on Revelation 2:6): namely, to tempt God’s people to idolatry.

_ _ which thing I hate — It is sin not to hate what God hates. The Ephesian Church (Revelation 2:6) had this point of superiority to Pergamos. But the three oldest manuscripts, and Vulgate and Syriac, read instead of “which I hate,” “IN LIKE MANNER.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 2:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 2:15

In like manner thou also — As well as the angel at Ephesus. Hast them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans — And thou sufferest them to remain in the flock.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Revelation 2:15

So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the (13) Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

(13) Which follow the footsteps of Balaam, and such as are abandoned to all filthiness, as he showed in the verse before, and is here signified by a note of similarity, and thus also must (Revelation 2:6) be understood. For this matter especially Ireneus must be consulted as well.

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the doctrine:

Revelation 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
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