Revelation 3:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Revelation 3:21, NIV: "To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne."

Revelation 3:21, ESV: "The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne."

Revelation 3:21, KJV: "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."

Revelation 3:21, NASB: "The one who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat with My Father on His throne."

Revelation 3:21, NLT: "Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne."

Revelation 3:21, CSB: ""To the one who conquers I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne."

What does Revelation 3:21 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jesus continues His promise to whoever responds to His call for a cordial welcome, thereby overcoming lukewarm faith. He promises to give that repentant overcomer the honor of sitting with Him on His throne. Jesus mentions that He sat down with His Father on His throne.

Hebrews 8:1 describes Jesus' present position as that of sitting at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven. Someday, however, Jesus will leave the throne in heaven and occupy a throne on earth. The angel Gabriel told Mary that her child Jesus would "be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end" (Luke 1:32–33). Undoubtedly, the promise to the repentant overcomer at Laodicea anticipates the privilege of participating in Jesus' kingdom administration.