Revelation 21:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 21:7, NIV: Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

Revelation 21:7, ESV: The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

Revelation 21:7, KJV: He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Revelation 21:7, NASB: The one who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

Revelation 21:7, NLT: All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.

Revelation 21:7, CSB: The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be my son.

What does Revelation 21:7 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Temptations and trials come to all believers, but through faith in Christ believers can overcome each solicitation to do evil and every trial. Paul assured the believers at Rome, "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us" (Romans 8:37). He wrote in 2 Corinthians 2:14, "But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession." The apostle John, too, identified believers as overcomers. In 1 John 4:1–3 he wrote that many false prophets, including the spirit of the antichrist, had gone into the world, but he said, "Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4).

Believers in the tribulation overcome the False Prophet and the Beast at the risk—or cost—of losing their lives. They, too, are among the overcomers to whom the Lord promises an inheritance in the eternal city and an intimate relationship with himself.