Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Revelation 21:26

and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it;
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Church;   Heaven;   Jerusalem;   Readings, Select;   Thompson Chain Reference - Future, the;   Heaven;   Heavenly;   Home;   The Topic Concordance - Jerusalem;   Name;   Newness;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jerusalem;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - City;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Temple;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Glory;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Thousand Years;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Gentiles;   Heaven;   Revelation, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Glory;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Honour;   New Jerusalem;   Presence (2);   Tree of Life;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Lamb;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Gareb;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Glory;   Revelation of John:;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The glory and honor of the nations into it - Still alluding to the declarations of the prophets, (see the passages in the margin, Revelation 21:24, etc.), that the Gentiles would be led to contribute to the riches and glory of the temple by their gifts, etc.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/revelation-21.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

And they shall bring … - See the notes on Revelation 21:24. That blessed world shall be made up of all that was truly valuable and pure on the earth.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/revelation-21.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. The glory of the nations are the people of God, who, though they are reckoned the filth of the world, are the excellent in the earth; these will be brought into this city, and be presented to the King of it, in a glorious manner, and that by the kings of the earth; either such who have been ecclesiastical rulers over them, who will introduce them as their joy and crown of rejoicing; or who have been political governors of them, their fathers and protectors; or the sense is as before, that whatever is great and glorious in the nations of the world, will be counted as nothing in comparison of the glory and magnificence of this state, and not to be mentioned with it: the Arabic version renders it, "the nations shall bring glory and honour to it"; in the sense before given.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/revelation-21.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

All that was truly glorious and excellent in the earth and its converted nations shall be gathered into it; and while all shall form one Bride, there shall be various orders among the redeemed, analogous to the divisions of nations on earth constituting the one great human family, and to the various orders of angels.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/revelation-21.html. 1871-8.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

They shall bring (οισουσινoisousin). Future active indicative of περωpherō Rome gathered the merchandise of the world (Revelation 18:11.). The City of God will have the best of all the nations (Isaiah 60:5, Isaiah 60:11), an expansion of Revelation 21:24.

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/revelation-21.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

And they shall bring the glory of the nations into it — It seems, a select part of each nation; that is, all which can contribute to make this city honourable and glorious shall be found in it; as if all that was rich and precious throughout the world was brought into one city.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/revelation-21.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

Ver. 26. And they] i.e. The kings, as Revelation 21:24.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/revelation-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Whatsoever is excellent or desirable in the world, shall be supplied to the souls of those that are in heaven, by good of another make, but which shall be equally (nay, infinitely more) satisfactory to the soul.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/revelation-21.html. 1685.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it:

See under Revelation 21:24 for comment on the same thought expressed again here.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/revelation-21.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

The gates will admit these leaders who will bring glory and honor to God from their respective groups of followers. This is a picture of worship in the new creation.

". . . these verses reflect the ancient practice of kings and nations bringing their wealth and glory to the city of the greatest king. In the heavenly city, everyone will honor the "King of kings" (see Psalm 68:29; Psalm 72:10-11; Isaiah 60)." [Note: Wiersbe, 2:624.]

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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/revelation-21.html. 2012.

Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 21:26. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. Such shall be the use made of the open gates. The nations shall stream into the city with their gifts, to lay their best upon its altars, and to enjoy in turn its rest and peace and security and light. The New Jerusalem receives freely, and possesses for ever, the glory and honour of the lungs of the earth. She receives without seeking it all that Babylon had become a harlot to obtain, and could not keep.

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Schaff, Philip. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/revelation-21.html. 1879-90.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

honour = the honour.

the nations. These are the "sheep" nations of His right hand during the millennial reign. See Matthew 25:31-46.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/revelation-21.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

All that was truly glorious in the earth and its converted nations is gathered into it. While all are one, there are various orders among the redeemed, analogous to the nations on earth constituting one great human family, and to the various orders of angels, Still, the Bride, the transfigured Church, that reigned above during the millennium, and descended after it on the new earth, as its "holy Jerusalem," is probably the prominent center, and the nations (saved in the millennium?) partake of her blessedness (Revelation 21:24, note), 'walking in her light,' and 'healed' by 'the leaves of the tree of life.' Dwelt in by Yahweh, she will be the medium of blessings to the new earth (cf. Luke 19:17; Luke 19:19).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/revelation-21.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
the glory
24
Reciprocal: Psalm 49:16 - glory;  Psalm 72:11 - all kings;  Isaiah 60:5 - be enlarged;  Isaiah 60:10 - their kings

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/revelation-21.html.

E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament

This is the same as verse24.

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Zerr, E.M. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/revelation-21.html. 1952.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

26.The glory and honour—Not only of the kings but also of the nations, the collective peoples, shall pour into God’s royal capital.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/revelation-21.html. 1874-1909.

The Expositor's Greek Testament

From the tradition of En. liii. 1 and Ps. Sol. 17:34–35 (where the Gentile nations seek Jerusalem , ); cf. Apoc. Bar. lxviii. 5. The idea of 24 and 26 is of course literally inconsistent with those of Revelation 19:17 f. and Revelation 20:12 f., since on the new earth there were no residents except the risen saints. Both ideas were current in rabbinic eschatology (Gfrörer, ii. 238 f.), but the Apocalypse is entirely free from any such complacent estimate of Gentile outsiders (cf. En. xc. 30). The discrepancy here, as in Revelation 22:5, is imaginary. These details are simply poetical and imaginative, inserted from the older symbolism, in which they were quite appropriate, in order by their archaic and pictorial fulness to fill out the sketch of the future city. They have no allegorical significance.

 

 

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Nicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Revelation 21:26". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/revelation-21.html. 1897-1910.