2:7 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, 1 I will permit 2 him to eat from the tree of life that is 3 in the paradise of God.’ 4
2:11 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers 5 will in no way be harmed by the second death.’
2:14 But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, 6 who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block 7 before the people 8 of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. 9
2:29 The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
1 tn Or “who is victorious”; traditionally, “who overcomes.” The pendent dative is allowed to stand in the English translation because it is characteristic of the author’s style in Revelation.
2 tn Or “grant.”
3 tn Or “stands.”
4 tc The omission of “my” (μου, mou) after “God” (θεοῦ, qeou) is well attested, supported by א A C and the Andreas of Caesarea group of Byzantine
5 tn Or “who is victorious”; traditionally, “who overcomes.”
7 tn That is, a cause for sinning. An alternate translation is “who instructed Balak to cause the people of Israel to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols…”
8 tn Grk “sons,” but the expression υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραήλ (Juioi Israhl) is an idiom for the people of Israel as an ethnic entity (see L&N 11.58).
9 tn Due to the actual events in the OT (Num 22-24; 31:16), πορνεῦσαι (porneusai) is taken to mean “sexual immorality.” BDAG 854 s.v. πορνεύω 1 states, “engage in illicit sex, to fornicate, to whore…W. φαγεῖν εἰδωλόθυτα ‘eat meat offered to idols’ Rv 2:14, 20.”