10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

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10 
“You have made them to be a kingdom [of royal subjects] and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth.”(A)

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10 You have chosen us to serve our God
    and formed us into a kingdom of priests
    who reign[a] on the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. 5:10 The present tense of the Greek verb indicates that the reign of believers on earth has already begun. See Henry Alford, Alford’s Greek Testament: An Exegetical and Critical Commentary, vol. 4, 1875 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980); Henry Barclay Swete, Commentary on Revelation (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1977); G. K. Beale, The Book of Revelation, A Commentary on the Greek Text, The New International Greek Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999).

10 You made them into a kingdom for God to rule,
    cohanim to serve him;
and they will rule over the earth.”

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