New American Standard Bible
'He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS;
King James Bible
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Darby Bible Translation
And he that overcomes, and he that keeps unto the end my works, to him will I give authority over the nations,
World English Bible
He who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.
Young's Literal Translation
and he who is overcoming, and who is keeping unto the end my works, I will give to him authority over the nations,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he that overcometh - notes on Revelation 2:7.
And keepeth my works unto the end - The works that I command and that I require, to the end of his life. Compare John 13:1.
To him will I give power over the nations - The evident meaning of what is said here, and in the next verse, is, that in accordance with the uniform promise made to the redeemed in the New Testament, they would partake of the final triumph and glory of the Saviour, and be associated with him. It is not said that they would have exclusive power over the nations, or that they would hold offices of trust under him during a personal reign on the earth; but the meaning is, that they would be associated with him in his future glory. Compare the Romans 8:17 note; 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 notes.
Hence our Lord's fitness to deal with the churches, which are these golden lamp-stands, for no one knows so much about the lamps as the person whose constant work it is to watch them and trim them. No one knows the churches as Jesus does, for the care of all the churches daily comes upon him, he continually walks among them, and holds their ministers as stars in his right hand. His eyes are perpetually upon the churches, so that he knows their works, their sufferings, and their sins; and those eyes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
That There is no Security against Temptation in this Life
Job's Regret and Our Own
Of the Imitation of Christ, and of Contempt of the World and all Its Vanities
Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
'You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.'"
As sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; And the upright shall rule over them in the morning, And their form shall be for Sheol to consume So that they have no habitation.
'But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.'
"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."
but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house-- whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
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