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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Revelation Chapter 2

Revelation 2:6

rev 2:6


From Greek, "nikao", "to conquer," and Greek, "laos", "the people," or "laity." There is no ancient authority for a sect of the Nicolaitanes. If the word is symbolic, it refers to the earliest form of the notion of a priestly order, or "clergy," which later divided an equal brotherhood (Mat 23:8) into "priests" and "laity." What in Ephesus was "deeds" (Rev 2:6) had become in Pergamos a "doctrine (Rev 2:15).


(Rev 2:15).

Contrast (Pe1 5:2); (Pe1 5:3); (Mat 24:49).

Revelation 2:8

rev 2:8


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 2:12

rev 2:12


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Revelation 2:14

rev 2:14

The "doctrine" of Balaam

The doctrine of Balaam

Compare (See Scofield) - (Pe2 2:15);

(See Scofield) - (Jde 1:11)

was his teaching Balak to corrupt the people who could not be cursed. (Num 31:15); (Num 31:16); (Num 22:5); (Num 23:8) by tempting them to marry women of Moab, defile their separation, and abandon their pilgrim character. It is that union with the world and the church which is spiritual unchastity. (Jam 4:4). Pergamos had lost the pilgrim character and was "dwelling" (Rev 2:13) "where Satan's throne is," in the world. (Joh 12:31); (Joh 14:30); (Joh 16:11).

Revelation 2:17

rev 2:17

a white stone

Signifies approval.

Revelation 2:18

rev 2:18


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

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