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Revelation 14:12

    Revelation 14:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Here is the quiet strength of the saints, who keep the orders of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    Webster's Revision

    Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    World English Bible

    Here is the patience of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

    Definitions for Revelation 14:12

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 14:12

    Here is the patience of the saints - Here the faith of the true Christians shall be proved; they will follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth, they keep the commandments of God, and are steadfast in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes ἡ ὑπομονη, patience or perseverance, is taken for the reward of these virtues; the text therefore may be thus understood: Here is the reward of the perseverance of the true Christians; for although they die for the testimony of Jesus, yet they shall be unutterably blessed. See the next verse.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 14:12

    Here is the patience of the saints - See the notes on Revelation 13:10.

    Here are they that keep the commandments of God - That is, in exercising such patience. Those who exercise that "patience" in these long-continued persecutions and trials, will show that they belong to those who keep the commandments of God, and are his true children. Or perhaps the meaning may be, "Here is a disclosure respecting the final destiny of these persecutors, which is adapted to comfort and sustain the saints in the trials which they will endure; an encouragement to constancy in obeying the commands of God, and in evincing the meek faith of the gospel."

    And the faith of Jesus - To encourage persevering faith in the Saviour. In these times of trial it will be shown who are the friends of the Saviour; and in the prospect of the certain overthrow of all the enemies of God and his cause, there is a ground of encouragement for continued attachment to him.

    The design of this portion of the chapter Revelation 14:9-12 is to encourage Christians in their trials by the assurance, that this formidable anti-Christian power would be overthrown, and that all the enemies of God would receive their just doom in the world of despair. Fearful as that doctrine is, and terrible as is the idea of the everlasting suffering of any of the creatures of God, yet the final overthrow of the wicked is necessary to the triumph of truth and holiness, and there is consolation in the belief that religion will ultimately triumph. The desire for its triumph necessarily supposes that the wicked will be overthrown and punished; and indeed it is the aim of all governments, and of all administrations of law, that the wicked shall be overthrown, and that truth and justice shall prevail. What would be more consolatory in a human government than the idea that all the wicked would be arrested and punished as they deserve? For what else is government instituted? For what else do magistrates and police-officers discharge the functions of their office?

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 14:12

    14:12 Here is the patience of the saints - Seen, in suffering all things rather than receive this mark. Who keep the commandments of God - The character of all true saints; and particularly the great command to believe in Jesus.

    Verses Related to Revelation 14:12

    1 John 5:2 - By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
    2 John 1:6 - And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
    Exodus 19:5 - Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: