Revelation 2:26
New International Version
To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations--

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.

English Standard Version
The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations,

Berean Study Bible
And to the one who is victorious and continues in My work until the end, I will give authority over the nations.

Berean Literal Bible
And the one overcoming and keeping My works until the end, I will give to him authority over the nations,

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:

Christian Standard Bible
The one who conquers and who keeps my works to the end: I will give him authority over the nations--

Contemporary English Version
I will give power over the nations to everyone who wins the victory and keeps on obeying me until the end.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who is victorious and keeps My works to the end: I will give him authority over the nations--

International Standard Version
To the person who conquers and continues to do what I've commanded to the end, I will give authority over the nations.

NET Bible
And to the one who conquers and who continues in my deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations--

New Heart English Bible
He who overcomes, and he who keeps my works to the end, to him I will give authority over the nations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“To him who is victorious and keeps my works, I shall give authority over the nations,”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have received authority from my Father. I will give authority over the nations to everyone who wins the victory and continues to do what I want until the end.

New American Standard 1977
‘And he who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he that overcomes and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the Gentiles;

King James 2000 Bible
And he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

American King James Version
And he that overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

American Standard Version
And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he that shall overcome, and keep my works unto the end, I will give him 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,

English Revised Version
And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works to the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

Weymouth New Testament
"'And to him who overcomes and obeys My commands to the very end, I will give authority over the nations of the earth.

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,
Study Bible
To the Church in Thyatira
25Nevertheless, hold fast to what you have until I come. 26And to the one who is victorious and continues in My work until the end, I will give authority over the nations. 27He will rule them with an iron scepter and shatter them like pottery—just as I have received authority from My Father.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:8
Ask Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance, the ends of the earth Your possession.

Psalm 2:9
You will break them an iron scepter; You will shatter them like pottery."

Psalm 49:14
Like sheep they are destined for Sheol. Death will be their shepherd. The upright will rule them in the morning, and their form will decay in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.

Daniel 7:18
But the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom and possess it forever--yes, forever and ever.'

Matthew 10:22
You will be hated by everyone on account of My name, but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

John 6:29
Jesus replied, "The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent."

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.

Revelation 2:7
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to eat from the tree of life in the paradise of God.

Revelation 3:21
To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Revelation 20:4
Then I saw the thrones, and those seated on them had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image, and had not received its mark on their foreheads or hands. And they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Treasury of Scripture

And he that overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

he.

Revelation 2:7,11,17
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God…

Revelation 3:5,12,21
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels…

Revelation 21:7
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

keepeth.

Matthew 24:13
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke 8:13-15
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away…

John 6:29
Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

to him will I give.

Revelation 3:21
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Revelation 20:4
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 22:5
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.







Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to the [one who]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is victorious
νικῶν (nikōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3528: To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

continues
τηρῶν (tērōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5083: From teros; to guard, i.e. To note; by implication, to detain; by extension, to withhold; by extension, to withhold.

{in} My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

work
ἔργα (erga)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

until
ἄχρι (achri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 891: As far as, up to, until, during. Or achris akh'-rece; akin to akron; until or up to.

[the] end,
τέλους (telous)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5056: (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax.

I will give
δώσω (dōsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

authority
ἐξουσίαν (exousian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.

over
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

nations.
ἐθνῶν (ethnōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1484: Probably from etho; a race, i.e. A tribe; specially, a foreign one.
(26, 27) Power (or, authority) over the nations: and he shall rule them (or, shepherd them) with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers.--The promise is of authority ("the might of right, not the right of might") to share in the shepherd-like sovereignty of the anointed King. (Comp. the Messianic prophecy of Psalms 2) Those who refused to stoop to the customs around them, and to gain influence by crushing or ignoring their convictions--those who, like their Master, refused to win power by doing homage to wrong (Matthew 4:8-10), would share the nobler sway which He now established. Wherever the Church has illegitimately grasped at power, she has lost it. "The wretched power which she had wrenched and stolen from the nations has been turned against her; she has been obliged to crouch to them, and beg their help, and they have justly spurned her. She has chosen to exalt herself like Lucifer, and she has fallen like Lucifer. If she had trusted her Lord, He would have given her the morning star. She would have derived from Him what she claimed independently of Him. She would have dispensed light to the world."

Verse 26. - And he that overcometh. The usual promise (vers. 7, 11, 17; Revelation 3:5, 12, 21) is here closely connected with the charge which immediately precedes. In this and in the remaining three epistles the proclamation, "He that hath an ear," etc., follows instead of preceding the promise. Keepeth my works. This is a phrase thoroughly characteristic of St. John's style; compare for this use of "keep," Revelation 1:3; Revelation 3:3, 8, 10, etc.; John 8:51, 52, 55; John 9:16; John 14:15, 21, 23, 24, etc.; 1 John 2:3, 4, 5; 1 John 3:22, 24, etc.; and for "works," in the sense of works which Christ does or approves, comp. Revelation 15:3; John 6:28, 29; John 7:3, 21; John 11:3, 4, etc. "My works" here are in marked contrast to "her works" in ver. 22. "He that overcometh, and he that keepeth" is a nominativus pendens; and such constructions are specially frequent in St. John (comp. Revelation 3:12, 21; John 6:39; John 7:38; John 15:2; John 17:2; 1 John 2:24, 27). Links of connexion between the Revelation and the Gospel or Epistles of St. John should be carefully noted. The phrase for "unto the end" (ἄχριτέλους) occurs only here and Hebrews 6:11; but comp. Hebrews 3:6, 14; 1 Corinthians 1:8. "Unto the end" (εἰς τέλος) in John 13. I probably means "to the uttermost," not "to the end of life." Authority over the nations. "Authority" is better than "power" for ἐξουσία, not merely as implying that the power is rightly held and exercised, but also to mark the parallel with "Have thou authority over ten cities" (Luke 19:17; comp. Matthew 21:23, 24, 27; Acts 9:14; Acts 26:10). 2:18-29 Even when the Lord knows the works of his people to be wrought in love, faith, zeal, and patience; yet if his eyes, which are as a flame of fire, observe them committing or allowing what is evil, he will rebuke, correct, or punish them. Here is praise of the ministry and people of Thyatira, by One who knew the principles from which they acted. They grew wiser and better. All Christians should earnestly desire that their last works may be their best works. Yet this church connived at some wicked seducers. God is known by the judgments he executes; and by this upon seducers, he shows his certain knowledge of the hearts of men, of their principles, designs, frame, and temper. Encouragement is given to those who kept themselves pure and undefiled. It is dangerous to despise the mystery of God, and as dangerous to receive the mysteries of Satan. Let us beware of the depths of Satan, of which those who know the least are the most happy. How tender Christ is of his faithful servants! He lays nothing upon his servants but what is for their good. There is promise of an ample reward to the persevering, victorious believer; also knowledge and wisdom, suitable to their power and dominion. Christ brings day with him into the soul, the light of grace and of glory, in the presence and enjoyment of him their Lord and Saviour. After every victory let us follow up our advantage against the enemy, that we may overcome and keep the works of Christ to the end.
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