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26 “‘“To the victor,[a] who keeps to my ways[b] until the end,
    I will give authority over the nations.(A)
27 He will rule them with an iron rod.
    Like clay vessels will they be smashed,

28 just as I received authority from my Father. And to him I will give the morning star.

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  1. 2:26–28 The Christian who perseveres in faith will share in Christ’s messianic authority (cf. Ps 2:8–9) and resurrection victory over death, symbolized by the morning star; cf. Rev 22:16.
  2. 2:26 Who keeps to my ways: literally, “who keeps my works.”