"Commentary on Revelation 2:15". 1896. All rights reserved. BibliographyGill, John. These impure heretics sprung up in the time of the apostolic church, but their doctrines were not received, and their deeds were hated, see Revelation 2:6. Here, John will see one final vision … "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. 1870. return to 'Jump List', Which thing I hate - So the common Greek text - ὅ μισῶ ho misōBut the best-supported reading, and the one adopted by Griesbach, Tittmann, and Hahn, is ὁμοίως homoiōs- “in like manner”; that is, “as Balak retained a false prophet who misled the Hebrews, so thou retainest those who teach things like to those which Balaam taught.”. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/revelation-2.html. For not to mention, that the epistle to the angel of the church at Smyrna comes between, the angel at Ephesus had no Nicolaitans, but had driven them out of his community, and nothing more remained for him to do in this respect, he is charged with no blame, nor is any call addressed to him to repent. The popular instinct, so strong amongst the Jews, which took delight in noting similarities of sound, did not concern itself about scientific etymology. 15. thus you also have The phrase thus . Revelation 2:15. οὕτως κ. τ. λ. The next verse too decides against it. 1870. If this be the correct interpretation, then we have, in fact, a description of what the Nicolaitanes held, agreeing with all the accounts given of them by the ancient fathers. Go to. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/revelation-2.html. BibliographyWesley, John. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". The active existence of these heretics at the time of the writing of this book proves it later than the reign of Nero. BibliographyHengstenberg, Ernst. See notes on Acts 6:5, Judges 1:11, and Introduction to John’s Epistles. Some of the early fathers derived the name from Nicolas, one of the seven deacons mentioned in Acts 6:5, and supposed that a sect, of which they knew nothing more than they found in this passage, had sprung from him. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 1765. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". The problem for the church at Pergamum was not that Nicolaitans existed in the city, but that they were within the church. In like manner thou also — As well as the angel at Ephesus. If but one class is referred to, and it is meant that the Nicolaitanes held the doctrines of Balaam, then we know what constituted their teaching; if two classes of false teachers are referred to, then we have no means of knowing what was the uniqueness of the teaching of the Nicolaitanes. Evil is ever in the writings of St. John the counterpart of good. Revelation 2:15, CSB: "In the same way, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans." His counsel took place, to the destruction of twenty-four thousand Israelites. If this is so, also, then it is clear that the same kind of doctrines was held at Smyrna, at Pergamos, and at Thyatira Revelation 2:20, though mentioned in somewhat different forms. : the ancient church had its Balaamites, thou hast thy Nicolaitans. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. 1599-1645. doctrine — teaching (see on Revelation 2:6): namely, to tempt God‘s people to idolatry. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". Jesus commends the church for keeping the faith despite intense persecution and the pervading worship of Satan around them. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Jesus warns them that unless they repent, they are in danger of the judgment that is sure to fall on those who teach false doctrine, attack His church, and destroy His people. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-2.html. "E.W. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". The sword mentioned there has reference to the fate of Balaam, and loses its significance if the intervening Nicolaitans are different from the Balaamites: the Balaamite doom shall follow the Balaamite guilt. Proud member The Niko-laitans, who probably resembled Cerinthus or Carpokrates in their tenets, are no better than a Balaam. 23) is adopted. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/revelation-2.html. Context Summary. So also you have … Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Bibliography"Commentary on Revelation 2:15". BibliographyAlford, Henry. This makes it certain that we are not to suppose two immoral sects prevailing at Pergamum. Hast them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans — And thou sufferest them to remain in the flock. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". : 2) that the whole sense of the passage is against the idea of the identity of the Balaamites and the Nicolaitans; and would be in fact destroyed by it. Heavy blow, new sins. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1887. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Which thing I hate; the doctrine of these men, as well as their deeds. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/revelation-2.html. 1832. (3) The position of the word ‘also’ in the verse is to be noticed. Revelation 2:15. “Is there not,” writes Dr. Vaughan, “a vague, unavowed, unrealised idea that the Atonement has made sin less fatal, that even sin indulged and persisted in, may yet not work death?” To such and all who countenance them the warning is, “Repent; but if not, I am coming for thee, and will war with thee (note the change of person and number) with (literally, in—i.e., armed with) the sword of My mouth.”. They are a mystical name for those who in the church at Pergamos imitated the example and the errors of that false prophet of the Old Testament; and we have another illustration of the manner in which St. John delights to give double pictures of one thing (comp. Thou and the church at Pergamum as Israel had the wiles of Balaam. It is sin not to hate what God hates. So hast thou also—Observe that the Nicolaitans are different from, and additional to, the holders of the teachings of Balaam, and not identical. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. The sword of judgment is poised over their heads, and His patience is not limitless (Revelation 2:16; 19:15). 1909-1922. also have indicates a similarity between the teaching of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.1. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". According to the view in question, we should know only the doctrine of the Balaamites, only the name of the Nicolaitans, which cannot possibly be supposed. (doubtfully), Ewald, De W., Hengst., Ebrard, Düsterd., Trench, al. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/revelation-2.html. BibliographyTrapp, John. What sort of writing would it be: So (as the Balaamites) hast thou also (as the angel at Ephesus), and then again the likewise, which must refer back to the Balaamites! chaps, Revelation 1:20, Revelation 2:14-15). Revelation 15 is a short chapter, bridging two sections in John's series of visions. The Expositor's Greek Testament. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". See the comments at verse6 on the Nicolaitans. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Hanserd Knollys' Commentary on Revelation, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Even as Balak had Balaam for a false teacher, so hast thou the Nicolaitan teachers. Revelation 2:15. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. This does not mean, by any means, that they had all the knowledge which the Law would impart, for then there would have been no need of a revelation, but that, as far as it went, as far as they had a knowledge of right and wrong, they coincided with the revealed will of God. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. It is not quite certain, however, that this is the correct interpretation, or that the writer does not mean to say that, in addition to those who held the doctrine of Balaam, they had also another class of errorists who held the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes.Which thing I hate - So the common Greek text - ὅ μισῶ ho misōBut the best-supported reading, and the one adopted by Griesbach, Tittmann, and Hahn, is ὁμοίως homoiōs- “in like manner”; that is, “as Balak retained a false prophet who misled the Hebrews, so thou retainest those who teach things like to those which Balaam taught.” https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/revelation-2.html. Are the N. put parallel to, or identified with, the Balaamites? Nor does there seem cause to be perplexed by the use in the compound Greek word of a verb signifying to conquer rather than to destroy. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. Revelation 2:15. But this exposition is on every account untenable. In the same way. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/revelation-2.html. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". 1863-1878. hate. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/revelation-2.html. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/revelation-2.html. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. But the tradition varied; it is in itself in the highest degree improbable; and we may safely regard it as a mere conjecture intended to explain the apparent meaning of the words before us. "Hanserd Knollys' Commentary on Revelation". It is a sinful fault in any church to suffer those ministers or members to continue in their society, and to have communion with them who teach such doctrines, or practice such deeds as Christ hateth. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Touching "the doctrine of the Nicolaitans," and their deeds, See KNOLLYS: Revelation 2:6. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". So hast thou also those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans likewise. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". John Trapp Complete Commentary. 1905. "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". 1974. So thou also (ουτως και συ houtōs kai su). "Commentary on Revelation 2:15". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/revelation-2.html. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. which thing I hate — It is sin not to hate what God hates. See the notes on, ho misōBut the best-supported reading, and the one adopted by Griesbach, Tittmann, and Hahn, is, homoiōs- “in like manner”; that is, “as Balak retained a false prophet who misled the Hebrews, so thou retainest those who teach things like to those which Balaam taught.”, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible.