“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
Re 2:27 He shall rule them. Shall rule as a shepherd is the meaning of the Greek word "poimaino". The rule will not be a cruel, but a guardian rule. With a rod of iron. A scepter of iron means a firm and enduring power. As the vessels of a potter shall be broken to shivers. So the nations shall be broken in pieces and all become one under the rule of Christ.