Revelation 2:7

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Revelation 2:7

Hee that hath an eare, let him heare what the Spirit saith vnto the Churches: To him that ouercommeth will I giue to eate of the tree of life, which is in the middest of the Paradise of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has ears, let him give ear to what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give of the fruit of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.
- Basic English Bible

He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him that overcomes, I will give to him to eat of the tree of life which is in the paradise of God.
- Darby Bible

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
- Webster's Bible

`Let all who have ears give heed to what the Spirit is saying to the Churches. To him who overcomes I will give the privilege of eating the fruit of the Tree of Life, which is in the Paradise of God.'
- Weymouth Bible

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God.
- World English Bible

He that hath eeris, here he, what the spirit seith to the chirchis. To hym that ouercometh Y schal yyue to ete of the tre of lijf, that is in the paradis of my God.
- Wycliffe Bible

He who is having an ear -- let him hear what the Spirit saith to the assemblies: To him who is overcoming -- I will give to him to eat of the tree of life that is in the midst of the paradise of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Revelation 2:7

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:7


2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear - Every man, whoever can hear at all, ought carefully to hear this. What the Spirit saith - In these great and precious promises. To the churches - And in them to every one that overcometh; that goeth on from faith and by faith to full victory over the world, and the flesh, and the devil. In these seven letters twelve promises are contained, which are an extract of all the promises of God. Some of them are not expressly mentioned again in this book, as the hidden manna, the inscription of the name of the new Jerusalem, the sitting upon the throne. Some resemble what is afterwards mentioned, as the hidden name, #Rev 19:12|; the ruling the nations, #Rev 19:15|; the morning star, #Rev 22:16|. And some are expressly mentioned, as the tree of life, #Rev 22:2|; freedom from the second death, #Rev 20:6|; the name in the book of life, #Rev 20:12|; 21:27; the remaining in the temple of God, #Rev 7:15|; the inscription of the name of God and of the Lamb, #Rev 14:1|; 22:4. In these promises sometimes the enjoyment of the highest goods, sometimes deliverance from the greatest evils, is mentioned. And each implies the other, so that where either part is expressed, the whole is to be understood. That part is expressed which has most resemblance to the virtues or works of him that was spoken to in the letter preceding. To eat of the tree of life - The first thing promised in these letters is the last and highest in the accomplishment, #Rev 22:2|,14,19. The tree of life and the water of life go together, #Rev 22:1|,2; both implying the living with God eternally. In the paradise of my God - The word paradise means a garden of pleasure. In the earthly paradise there was one tree of life: there are no other trees in the paradise of God.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:7


Re 2:7 He that hath an ear. The call to solemn attention found at the close of each epistle. See Re 2: 7,11,17,29 3:6,13,22. To him that overcometh. The Christian life is a battle and must also be a victory. The Greek word "nikao", rendered "overcome", is peculiar to John. It occurs "once" in his Gospel (Joh 16:33), "six" times in his epistles (1Jo 2:13,14 4:4 5:4,5), and "sixteen" times in Revelation (Re 2:7,11,17,26 3:5,12,21 5:5 6:2 11:7 12:11 13:7 Re 15:2 17:14 21:7), but only "three" times in all the rest of the New Testament (Lu 11:22 Ro 3:4 12:21). To eat of the tree of life. The symbol of eternal life. The tree is seen in Eden (Ge 2:9 3:22), here, and in the New Jerusalem (Re 22:2). Which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Since the tree of life is found in both, Paradise and the New Jerusalem must mean the same. Paul uses the term as a synonym of the "Third Heaven", or Heaven itself (2Co 12:2-4).

Discussion for Revelation 2

  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 2:7
    If you type the word in the Search Box at the top left of the Main Page, it will give you your answer. As it happens, the word 'Church' appears 114 times.

    However, the word 'Church' is from the Greek, 'Ekklesia', & this means 'an assembly or congregation'. So in Acts 7:38, Stephen, when testifying to the Jews, mentioned "the church (which was) in the wilderness", referring to the Israelite congregation that had fled the bondage in Egypt. So the 'Church' that was born from Jesus Christ is only seen in the New Testament, but it can have a broader meaning to any assembling of people or congregation, specifically those meeting as part of a religious group or gathering.

    And then one sees a group such as the "Church of Scientology" who regard themselves as a Church (because of the primary meaning of 'Ekklesia'), but has almost no reference in its teaching to anything of God & Christ leaving such belief to the conviction of its adherents.
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Revelation 2:7
    it actually says the paradise of GOD, thats always heaven in the scripture
  • James Canady - in Reply on Revelation 2:7
    The answers to your question is yes
  • Chris - in Reply on Revelation 2:7
    This can be a difficult question to answer depending on how you understand certain Scriptures.

    For those who deem that Heaven & Paradise are the same location, they will cite 2 Corinthians 12:4 & Revelation 2:7, where in each of these references, Paul & John indicated that Heaven, the abode of God, is intended.

    For those who believe that Paradise is a separate place, they will appeal to the location of departed souls pre-Cross, as in Luke chapter 16. Here we see the rich man being tormented in hell, & beyond the separating gulf, there was Lazarus, the beggar, who enjoyed relative comfort. And in Luke 23:43, Jesus tells the thief on the Cross that he would also go to Paradise with Him. We assume that this wasn't Heaven, as Jesus said that He had not ascended to the Father (John 20:17). We understand that while Jesus' Body was in the sepulchre for the three days, Jesus, as also the thief, went down into Paradise. But at Jesus' bodily resurrection, those bodies in the graves also arose (Matthew 27:53) with Him & we might assume that their souls once held in Paradise were now released to enter Heaven.

    Some compartmentalize Hades with a section of suffering & another section of comfort. At Christ's death & resurrection, the souls who were in comfort (being noted for their faith & love for God), were released from there & taken into Heaven, the abode of God. However, the wicked still remain in Hades awaiting their final judgement & casting into the Lake of Fire (in the future).

    So in answer to your question, both Heaven & Paradise can now be correctly considered as one & the same. But there was a distinction made pre-Cross, as those held in that Paradise (a place of comfort) awaited the great event of Christ's Sacrifice that provided the payment for their sins based on their faith & removed their condemnation. Romans 8:1.
  • Sandy on Revelation 2:7
    Not only Revelation but, the whole Bible is the absolute, inerrant truth!!!

    The Lord is getting me ready to meet Him on that Great Day. And then I will see the Living Word for myself!


 

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