New Living Translation
To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, To them I will give authority over all 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:26 By works - Those which I have commanded. To him will I give power over the nations - That is, I will give him to share with me in that glorious victory which the Father hath promised me over all the nations who as yet resist me, Psalm 2:8,9.
LibraryThe Seven Assemblies as a Whole (I. 11).
We must here, at the outset, remove the greatest source of all the misunderstandings which have arisen with regard to these seven "churches." The fact of their being called "churches" has naturally led commentators and students of this book to infer that it is the Church of God, or at any rate the historic Christian Church, which is meant. The difficulty is thus arbitrarily created. The Bible student is at once confronted with an overwhelming difficulty. He has read the Epistles which are addressed …
E.W. Bullinger—Commentary on Revelation
Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.
You will break them with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots.'"
Like sheep, they are led to the grave, where death will be their shepherd. In the morning the godly will rule over them. Their bodies will rot in the grave, far from their grand estates.
But in the end, the holy people of the Most High will be given the kingdom, and they will rule forever and ever."
And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved.
Jesus told them, "This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent."
But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God's entire house. And we are God's house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.
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