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Revelation 2:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my Father:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES , as I also have received [authority] from My Father;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— (And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers:) even as I received of my Father.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and he shall shepherd them with an iron rod; as vessels of pottery are they broken in pieces, as I also have received from my Father;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and he shall shepherd them with a sceptre of iron,—as, vessels of earthenware, are dashed in pieces:—as, I also, have received from my Father.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and he shall rule them with a rod of iron—as the vessels of the potter they shall be broken—as I also have received from my Father;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and as the vessel of a potter they shall be broken:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— (And he shall rule them with a rod of yron: as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shiuers:) euen as I receiued of my Father.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, and as a vessel of the potter shall they be destroyed, as also I have received from my Father;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and like vessels of pottery, shall they be broken: as I also have received of my Father.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he shall rule 4165
{4165} Prime
ποιμαίνω
poimaino
{poy-mah'-ee-no}
From G4166; to tend as a shepherd (or figuratively superviser).
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
them 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
with 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
a rod 4464
{4464} Prime
ῥάβδος
rhabdos
{hrab'-dos}
From the base of G4474; a stick or wand (as a cudgel, a cane or a baton of royalty).
of iron; 4603
{4603} Prime
σιδήρεος
sidereos
{sid-ay'-reh-os}
From G4604; made of iron.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
vessels 4632
{4632} Prime
σκεῦος
skeuos
{skyoo'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (literally or figuratively [specifically a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband]).
of a potter 2764
{2764} Prime
κεραμικός
keramikos
{ker-am-ik-os'}
From G2766; made of clay, that is, earthen.
shall they be broken to shivers: 4937
{4937} Prime
συντρίβω
suntribo
{soon-tree'-bo}
From G4862 and the base of G5147; to crush completely, that is, to shatter (literally or figuratively).
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
even y2504
[2504] Standard
κἀγώ
kago
{kag-o'}
So also the dative (second form) and accusative (third form); from G2532 and G1473; and (or also, even, etc.) I, (to) me.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
as 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
I 2504
{2504} Prime
κἀγώ
kago
{kag-o'}
So also the dative (second form) and accusative (third form); from G2532 and G1473; and (or also, even, etc.) I, (to) me.
received 2983
{2983} Prime
λαμβάνω
lambano
{lam-ban'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
of 3844
{3844} Prime
παρά
para
{par-ah'}
A primary preposition; properly near, that is, (with genitive case) from beside (literally or figuratively), (with dative case) at (or in) the vicinity of (objectively or subjectively), (with accusative case) to the proximity with (local [especially beyond or opposed to] or causal [on account of]). In compounds it retains the same variety of application.
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
Father. 3962
{3962} Prime
πατήρ
pater
{pat-ayr'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Revelation 2:27

_ _ From Psalms 2:8, Psalms 2:9.

_ _ rule — literally, “rule as a shepherd.” In Psalms 2:9 it is, “Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron.” The Septuagint, pointing the Hebrew word differently, read as Revelation here. The English Version of Psalms 2:9 is doubtless right, as the parallel word, “dash in pieces,” proves. But the Spirit in this case sanctions the additional thought as true, that the Lord shall mingle mercy to some, with judgment on others; beginning by destroying His Antichristian foes, He shall reign in love over the rest. “Christ shall rule them with a scepter of iron, to make them capable of being ruled with a scepter of gold; severity first, that grace may come after” (Trench, who thinks we ought to translate “SCEPTER” for “rod,” as in Hebrews 1:8). “Shepherd” is used in Jeremiah 6:3, of hostile rulers; so also in Zechariah 11:16. As severity here is the primary thought, “rule as a shepherd” seems to me to be used thus: He who would have shepherded them with a pastoral rod, shall, because of their hardened unbelief, shepherd them with a rod of iron.

_ _ shall they be broken — So one oldest manuscript, Vulgate, Syriac, and Coptic Versions read. But two oldest manuscripts, read, “as the vessels of a potter are broken to shivers.” A potter’s vessel dashed to pieces, because of its failing to answer the design of the maker, is the image to depict God’s sovereign power to give reprobates to destruction, not by caprice, but in the exercise of His righteous judgment. The saints shall be in Christ’s victorious “armies” when He shall inflict the last decisive blow, and afterwards shall reign with Him. Having by faith “overcome the world,” they shall also rule the world.

_ _ even as I — “as I also have received of (from) My Father,” namely, in Psalms 2:7-9. Jesus had refused to receive the kingdom without the cross at Satan’s hands; He would receive it from none but the Father, who had appointed the cross as the path to the crown. As the Father has given the authority to Me over the heathen and uttermost parts of the earth, so I impart a share of it to My victorious disciple.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Revelation 2:18-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Revelation 2:27

And he shall rule them — That is, shall share with me when I do this. With a rod of iron — With irresistible power, employed on those only who will not otherwise submit; who will hereby be dashed in pieces — Totally conquered.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Revelation 2:27

(22) And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

(22) The brightness of greatest glory and honour nearest approaching to the light of Christ, who is the Son of righteousness, and our head; (Matthew 4:14, Matthew 4:16).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he shall:

Revelation 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.
Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Psalms 2:8-9 Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. ... Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Psalms 49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
Psalms 149:5-9 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. ... To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
Daniel 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

even:

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and [he] to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him].
Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
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Ps 2:8; 49:14; 149:5. Dn 7:22. Mt 11:27. Lk 22:29. Jn 17:24. Rv 12:5; 19:15.

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