Rev. 3:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

So then
houto (Greek #3779)
in this way (referring to what precedes or follows)
KJV usage: after that, after (in) this manner, as, even (so), for all that, like(-wise), no more, on this fashion(-wise), so (in like manner), thus, what.
Pronounce: hoo'-to
Origin: οὕτως (hoo'-toce) adverb from 3778
hoti (Greek #3754)
demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because
KJV usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Pronounce: hot'-ee
Origin: neuter of 3748 as conjunction
thou art
ei (Greek #1488)
thou art
KJV usage: art, be.
Pronounce: i
Origin: second person singular present of 1510
chliaros (Greek #5513)
KJV usage: lukewarm.
Pronounce: khlee-ar-os'
Origin: from χλίω (to warm)
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
oute (Greek #3777)
not too, i.e. neither or nor; by analogy, not even
KJV usage: neither, none, nor (yet), (no, yet) not, nothing.
Pronounce: oo'-teh
Origin: from 3756 and 5037
psuchros (Greek #5593)
chilly (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: cold.
Pronounce: psoo-chros'
Origin: from 5592
oute (Greek #3777)
not too, i.e. neither or nor; by analogy, not even
KJV usage: neither, none, nor (yet), (no, yet) not, nothing.
Pronounce: oo'-teh
Origin: from 3756 and 5037
zestos (Greek #2200)
boiled, i.e. (by implication) calid (figuratively, fervent)
KJV usage: hot.
Pronounce: dzes-tos'
Origin: from 2204
, I will
mello (Greek #3195)
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)
KJV usage: about, after that, be (almost), (that which is, things, + which was for) to come, intend, was to (be), mean, mind, be at the point, (be) ready, + return, shall (begin), (which, that) should (after, afterwards, hereafter) tarry, which was for, will, would, be yet.
Pronounce: mel'-lo
Origin: a strengthened form of 3199 (through the idea of expectation)
emeo (Greek #1692)
to vomit
KJV usage: (will) spue.
Pronounce: em-eh'-o
Origin: of uncertain affinity
se (Greek #4571)
KJV usage: thee, thou, X thy house.
Pronounce: seh
Origin: accusative case singular of 4771
out of
ek (Greek #1537)
or ἐξ (ex) 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)
KJV usage: after, among, X are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in,, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with(-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
Pronounce: ek
mou (Greek #3450)
of me
KJV usage: I, me, mine (own), my.
Pronounce: moo
Origin: the simpler form of 1700
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
stoma (Greek #4750)
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)
KJV usage: edge, face, mouth.
Pronounce: stom'-a
Origin: probably strengthened from a presumed derivative of the base of 5114

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

I will spue thee out.
Rev. 2:5• 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (Rev. 2:5)
Jer. 14:19• 19Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble! (Jer. 14:19)
Jer. 15:1‑4• 1Then said the Lord unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.
2And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the Lord; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
3And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
4And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.
(Jer. 15:1‑4)
Zech. 11:8‑9• 8Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
9Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.
(Zech. 11:8‑9)
 They must have had some stimulant, as the cold was not absolute. They were not honest. Laodicea is the last state of decay, which the Lord could not allow to go on any longer — a time when persons have had a great deal of truth in a certain fashion, but their souls not touched by it. (Lectures on Revelation: 3:14-22: Laodicea by W. Kelly)
 To be "lukewarm" was to be false with the pretension of the truth (Lectures on Revelation: 3:14-22: Laodicea by W. Kelly)
 We should have said probably that Jezebel was to be felt most about; but would it have struck us that to be lukewarm was the worst of all? Yet this was what drew forth all the Lord's indignation, and He only is wise. (Lectures on Revelation: 3:14-22: Laodicea by W. Kelly)
 It would be a grave mistake to suppose that there were no good men among them. It is no question however of individuals, but of the assembly: as such (Lectures on Revelation: 3:14-22: Laodicea by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

Thus because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spue thee out of my mouth.

W. Kelly Translation

So, because thou art lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am about to spue thee out of my mouth1.

WK Translation Notes

hot nor cold: καὶ (near twenty-five οὐ) ζ. οὔτε ψ. BC., twenty-seven mss., Compl. Cop., Syr., Arr., etc.; κ. ο. ψ. ο. ζ. A. and very many mss. The clause is omitted in 10., Harl.,* Æth., Prim., etc. (Rev. of John, 1860, p.12)
hot nor cold: the true order is "hot nor cold." (Bible Treasury 14:144)