REVELATION 3:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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Revelation 3:16 Translation & Meaning

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So then οὕτως In this way (referring to what precedes or follows) then
because ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because because
thou art εἶ Thou art art
lukewarm, χλιαρὸς Tepid lukewarm
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
neither οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even neither
cold ψυχρός Chilly (literally or figuratively) cold
nor οὔτε Not too, i.e., neither or nor; by analogy, not even nor
hot, ζεστὸς Boiled, i.e., (by implication) calid (figuratively, fervent) hot
I will μέλλω To intend, i.e., be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation) I will
spue ἐμέσαι To vomit spue
thee σε Thee thee
out of ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) out
my μου Of me my
mouth. στόματός The mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon) mouth

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  • 14  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

  • 15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

  • 16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

  • 17  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

  • 18  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.




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