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Revelation 3:21

    Revelation 3:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To him who overcomes I will give a place with me on my high seat, even as I overcame, and am seated with my Father on his high seat.

    Webster's Revision

    He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.

    World English Bible

    He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 3:21

    To sit with me in my throne - In every case it is to him that overcometh, to the conqueror, that the final promise is made. He that conquers not is not crowned, therefore every promise is here made to him that is faithful unto death. Here is a most remarkable expression: Jesus has conquered, and is set down with the Father upon the Father's throne; he who conquers through Christ sits down with Christ upon his throne: but Christ's throne and the throne of the Father is the same; and it is on this same throne that those who are faithful unto death are finally to sit! How astonishing is this state of exaltation! The dignity and grandeur of it who can conceive?

    This is the worst of the seven Churches, and yet the most eminent of all the promises are made to it, showing that the worst may repent, finally conquer, and attain even to the highest state of glory.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 3:21

    To him that overcometh - See the notes on Revelation 2:7.

    Will I grant to sit with me in my throne - That is, they will share his honors and his triumphs. See the notes on Revelation 2:26-27; compare the notes on Romans 8:17.

    Even as I also overcame - As I gained a victory over the world, and over the power of the tempter. As the reward of this, he is exalted to the throne of the universe Philippians 2:6-11, and in these honors, achieved by their great and glorious Head, all the redeemed will share.

    And am set down with my Father in his throne - Compare the notes on Philippians 2:6-11. That is, he has dominion over the universe. All things are put under his feet, and in the strictest unison and with perfect harmony he is united with the Father in administering the affairs of all worlds. The dominion of the Father is that of the Son - that of the Son is that of the Father; for they are one. See the notes on John 5:19; compare the Ephesians 1:20-22 notes; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 notes.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 3:21

    3:21 I will give him to sit with me on my throne - In unspeakable happiness and glory. Elsewhere, heaven itself is termed the throne of God: but this throne is in heaven.

    Verses Related to Revelation 3:21

    1 Peter 5:10 - But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
    Matthew 19:26 - But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
    Romans 5:3 - And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;