New International Version
But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
King James Bible
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Darby Bible Translation
But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitanes, which *I* also hate.
World English Bible
But this you have, that you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Young's Literal Translation
but this thou hast, that thou dost hate the works of the Nicolaitans, that I also hate.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The deeds of the Nicolaitanes - These were, as is commonly supposed, a sect of the Gnostics, who taught the most impure doctrines, and followed the most impure practices. They are also supposed to have derived their origin from Nicolas, one of the seven deacons mentioned Acts 6:5 (note). The Nicolaitanes taught the community of wives, that adultery and fornication were things indifferent, that eating meats offered to idols was quite lawful; and mixed several pagan rites with the Christian ceremonies. Augustine, Irenaeus, Clemens Alexandrinus, and Tertullian, have spoken largely concerning them. See more in my preface to 2d Peter, where are several particulars concerning these heretics.
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"To him that overcometh, will I give" (Rev. ii. 17). A precious secret of Christian life is to have Jesus dwelling within the heart and conquering things that we never could overcome. It is the only secret of power in your life and mine, beloved. Men cannot understand it, nor will the world believe it; but it is true, that God will come to dwell within us, and be the power, and the purity, and the victory, and the joy of our life. It is no longer now, "What is the best that I can do?" but the question …
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Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
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