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Revelation 2:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitanes, which *I* also hate.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, this, thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitanes, which, I also, hate.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but this thou hast, that thou dost hate the works of the Nicolaitans, that I also hate.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaites, which I also hate.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nikolitu, which also I (hate).
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also [hate].

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
this 5124
{5124} Prime
τοῦτο
touto
{too'-to}
Neuter, singular, nomitive or accusative of G3778; that thing.
thou 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
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
thou hatest 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
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).
deeds 2041
{2041} Prime
ἔργον
ergon
{er'-gon}
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
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 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 also 2504
{2504} Prime
κἀγώ
kago
{kag-o'}
So also the dative (second form) and accusative (third form); from G2532 and G1473; and (or also, even, etc.) I, (to) me.
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 2:6

_ _ But — How graciously, after necessary censure, He returns to praise for our consolation, and as an example to us, that we would show, when we reprove, we have more pleasure in praising than in fault-finding.

_ _ hatest the deeds — We should hate men’s evil deeds, not hate the men themselves.

_ _ Nicolaitanes — Irenaeus [Against Heresies, 1.26.3] and Tertullian [Prescription against Heretics, 46] make these followers of Nicolas, one of the seven (honorably mentioned, Acts 6:3, Acts 6:5). They (Clement of Alexandria [Miscellanies, 2.20 3.4] and Epiphanius [Heresies, 25]) evidently confound the latter Gnostic Nicolaitanes, or followers of one Nicolaos, with those of Revelation. Michaelis’ view is probable: Nicolaos (conqueror of the people) is the Greek version of Balaam, from HebrewBelang Am,” “Destroyer of the people.” Revelation abounds in such duplicate Hebrew and Greek names: as Apollyon, Abaddon: Devil, Satan: Yea (Greek,Nai”), Amen. The name, like other names, Egypt, Babylon, Sodom, is symbolic. Compare Revelation 2:14, Revelation 2:15, which shows the true sense of Nicolaitanes; they are not a sect, but professing Christians who, like Balaam of old. tried to introduce into the Church a false freedom, that is, licentiousness; this was a reaction in the opposite direction from Judaism, the first danger to the Church combated in the council of Jerusalem, and by Paul in the Epistle to Galatians. These symbolical Nicolaitanes, or followers of Balaam, abused Paul’s doctrine of the grace of God into a plea for lasciviousness (2 Peter 2:15, 2 Peter 2:16, 2 Peter 2:19; Jude 1:4, Jude 1:11 who both describe the same sort of seducers as followers of Balaam). The difficulty that they should appropriate a name branded with infamy in Scripture is met by Trench: The Antinomian Gnostics were so opposed to John as a Judaizing apostle that they would assume as a name of chiefest honor one which John branded with dishonor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 2:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Revelation 2:14-15 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. ... So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore [is] wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
Psalms 26:5 I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; [it] shall not cleave to me.
Psalms 139:21-22 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? ... I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
2 John 1:9-10 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. ... If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:
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