26 And he who overcomes, and keeps (A)My works until the end, (B)to him I will give power over the nations—

27 ‘He(C) shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—

as I also have received from My Father; 28 and I will give him (D)the morning star.

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26 (A)The one who overcomes, and the one who keeps My deeds (B)until the end, (C)I will give him authority over the [a]nations; 27 and he shall [b](D)rule them with a rod of iron, (E)as the vessels of the potter are shattered, as I also have received authority from My Father; 28 and I will give him (F)the morning star.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 2:26 Or Gentiles
  2. Revelation 2:27 Lit shepherd

26 And he who overcomes [the world through believing that Jesus is the Son of God] and he who keeps My deeds [doing things that please Me] until the [very] end, to him I will give authority and power over the nations;(A) 27 and he shall shepherd and rule them with a rod of iron, as the earthen pots are broken in pieces, as I also have received authority [and power to rule them] from My Father;(B) 28 and I will give him the [a]Morning Star.

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  1. Revelation 2:28 In 22:16 this expression designates Christ as the true Messiah, the root and the descendant of David. Here, the gift probably is the privilege of knowing Christ at a much higher level (see Phil 3:8).

26 To the one who is victorious(A) and does my will to the end,(B) I will give authority over the nations(C) 27 that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter(D) and will dash them to pieces like pottery’[a](E)—just as I have received authority from my Father. 28 I will also give that one the morning star.(F)

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  1. Revelation 2:27 Psalm 2:9

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning star.

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