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Revelation 5:10

    Revelation 5:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and madest them to be unto our God a kingdom and priests; and they reign upon earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are ruling on the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    and madest them to be unto our God a kingdom and priests; and they reign upon earth.

    World English Bible

    and made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign on earth."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and madest them to be unto our God a kingdom and priests; and they reign upon the earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 5:10

    Kings and priests - See Exodus 19:6 (note); 1 Peter 2:5 (note), 1 Peter 2:9 (note), and the notes there.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 5:10

    And hast made us unto our God kings and priests - See the notes on Revelation 1:6.

    And we shall reign on the earth - The redeemed, of whom we are the representatives. The idea clearly is, in accordance with what is so frequently said in the Scriptures, that the dominion on the earth will be given to the saints; that is, that there will be such a prevalence of true religion, and the redeemed will be so much in the ascendency, that the affairs of the nations will be in their hands. Righteous people will hold the offices; will fill places of trust and responsibility; will have a controlling voice in all that pertains to human affairs. See the notes on Daniel 7:27, and Revelation 20:1-6 notes. To such a prevalence of religion all things are tending; and to this, in all the disorder and sin which now exist, are we permitted to look forward. It is not said that this will be a reign under the Saviour in a literal kingdom on the earth; nor is it said that the saints will descend from heaven, and occupy thrones of power under Christ as a visible king. The simple affirmation is, that they will reign on the earth; and as this seems to be spoken in the name of the redeemed, all that is necessary to be understood is, that there will be such a prevalence of true religion on the earth that it will become a vast kingdom of holiness, and that, instead of being in the minority, the saints will everywhere have the ascendency.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 5:10

    5:10 And hast made them - The redeemed. So they speak of themselves also in the third person, out of deep self - abasement. They shall reign over the earth - The new earth: herewith agree the golden crowns of the elders. The reign of the saints in general follows, under the trumpet of the seventh angel; particularly after the first resurrection, as also in eternity, Rev 11:18;15:7;20:4;22:5;Dan 7:27;Psa 49:14.