Revelation 2:27

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)

Other Translations

(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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he will be ruling them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of the potter they will be broken, even as I have power from my Father:
- Basic English Bible

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;
- Darby Bible

(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.
- Webster's Bible

And he shall be their shepherd, ruling them with a rod of iron, just as earthenware jars are broken to pieces; and his power over them shall be like that which I Myself have received from My Father;
- Weymouth Bible

He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father:
- World English Bible

and he schal gouerne hem in an yrun yerde; and thei schulen be brokun to gidre,
- Wycliffe Bible

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;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:27


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.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:27


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.

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    How he correct the seven church he told of their faults. He then told them how to correct their faults. So would doing their faults
  • A disciple
    Annwashi1955; Hebrews 12:2 LOOKING UNTO JESUS! We are taught by the Lord, and all His servants, that we are set to encounter tribulation, temptations, opposition and contradiction, from the world, the flesh, and the devil. The only way for us to walk in constant victory and a good conscience toward God, is by an earnest contending through the Spirit, out of a deeply established heart for Jesus.
  • Annwashi1955
    It is true we have left out our first love for Jesus. We have become too busy with the things of this life and have not sought first the kingdom of heaven. Let us repent, right now.
  • A disciple
    To Irene from 3 months ago, Jeremiah 6; All of the churches were "salvageable" otherwise the Lord wouldn't have sent to speak to them to repent! Ephesus was in danger of being removed altogether of her place even as a Lampstand for the Lord because they forgot their first love! So what good then will be all their activities? Laodicea was rich in this world, luke warm, stupid and blind spiritually.
  • A disciple
    We have no real comparison today to the Church in Ephesus, as far as importance and leadership among the Churches. It looks like they were just perfect in their religious activities, and nothing to be blamed, but the Lord points to their fault as so serious, that He is about to remove them from being His light bearers in the world. How could their hearts have grown cold toward Jesus?
  • 777insight
    The white stone is not the stone of the Christian church. The foundation of the Christian church is, Jesus is savior. This white stone has the name of the Son of Man, not the son of God, written as savior = religion of Israel. They call the son of their God, their false bloodline christ, a killer, the rod of iron is a rifle. Jesus does not kill, he never breaks GODs law not to kill.

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