Revelation 12:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 12:11, NIV: "They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death."

Revelation 12:11, ESV: "And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death."

Revelation 12:11, KJV: "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."

Revelation 12:11, NASB: "'And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death."

Revelation 12:11, NLT: "And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die."

Revelation 12:11, CSB: "They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; for they did not love their lives to the point of death."

What does Revelation 12:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse focuses on believers on earth during the second half of the Tribulation. Although all believers are overcomers (Romans 8:37; 1 John 5:4–5), believers in the Tribulation are especially targeted by the Devil, but they conquer him "by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives even unto death" (Revelation 12:11).

All believers are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb (1 Peter 1:18–19). This transaction removes them from Satan's kingdom of darkness and places them in Christ's kingdom (Colossians 1:13). Believers' testimony also assists in conquering the Devil. He cannot defeat us if we resolutely confess our faith in Jesus—though the Bible does not guarantee that "victory" will come in the form of earthly success or prosperity. Even the martyrs of the Tribulation are conquerors. Death is the believer's ultimate victory. Paul explained that to be "away from the body" is to be "at home with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8). When facing the possibility of martyrdom, he confessed, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21).