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Revelation 22:14

    Revelation 22:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A blessing on those whose robes are washed, so that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may go in by the doors into the town.

    Webster's Revision

    Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

    World English Bible

    Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

    Definitions for Revelation 22:14

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 22:14

    Blessed are they that do his commandments - They are happy who are obedient.

    That they may have right to the tree of life - The original is much more expressive, Ἱνα εσται ἡ εξουσια αυτων επι το ξυλον της ζωης· That they may have authority over the tree of life; an authority founded on right, this right founded on obedience to the commandments of God, and that obedience produced by the grace of God working in them. Without grace no obedience; without obedience no authority to the tree of life; without authority no right; without right no enjoyment: God's grace through Christ produces the good, and then rewards it as if all had been our own.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 22:14

    Blessed are they that do his commandments - See the notes on Revelation 1:3; Revelation 22:7.

    That they may have right - That they may be entitled to approach the tree of life; that this privilege may be granted to them. It is not a right in the sense that they have merited it, but in the sense that the privilege is conferred on them as one of the rewards of God, and that, in virtue of the divine arrangements, they will be entitled to this honor. So the word used here - ἐξουσία exousia - means in John 1:12, rendered "power." The reason why this right or privilege is conferred is not implied in the use of the word. In this case it is by grace, and all the right which they have to the tree of life is founded on the fact that God has been pleased graciously to confer it on them.

    To the tree of life - See the notes on Revelation 22:2. They would not be forbidden to approach that tree as Adam was, but would be permitted always to partake of it, and would live forever.

    And may enter in through the gates into the city - The New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:2. They would have free access there; they would be permitted to abide there forever.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 22:14

    22:14 Happy are they that do his commandments - His, who saith, I come - He speaks of himself. That they may have right - Through his gracious covenant. To the tree of life - To all the blessings signified by it. When Adam broke his commandment, he was driven from the tree of life. They who keep his commandments shall eat thereof.