Revelation 22:14,15 - No Dogs In Heaven!
Rev.22:14, 15; No Dogs In Heaven!
Rev 22:14 (KJV) Blessed are they that do his commandments, that
they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the
gates into the city.
Rev 22:15 (KJV) For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and
whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a
Rev 22:14 (NIV) "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that
they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the
gates into the city.
Rev 22:15 (NIV) Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic
arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone
who loves and practices falsehood.
Rev 22:14 (TLB) Blessed forever are all who are washing their
robes, to have the right to enter in through the gates of the city and
to eat the fruit from the Tree of Life.
Rev 22:15 (TLB) "Outside the city are those who have strayed
away from God, and the sorcerers and the immoral and murderers and
idolaters, and all who love to lie, and do so.
The last of the seven beatitudes of Revelation (cf. 1:3; 14:13;
16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7). [Cambridge Annotated SB]
Which is it: they that do his commandments and or those who wash
"Those who have washed their robes" is the reading of the best
manuscripts, [Barclay Commentary]
Important textual evidence may be cited for the reading "that
wash their robes.".... The ancient versions are divided ...In actual fact
both readings suit the context and are in harmony with John's
teaching elsewhere. [SDA Commentary]
In the manuscripts followed by the KJV, the expression "those
who wash their robes" is translated "that do His commandments." In
both cases the words accurately describe the righteous. [Bible
Those who wash their robes. i.e., believers. [Ryrie SB]
Those who are washing their robes are those who are seeking to
purify themselves from a sinful way of life. They are daily striving
to remain faithful and ready for Christ's return. [Life
Obedience through Jesus Christ gives to man perfection of
character and a right to that tree of life. 1BC1086
They are happy who are obedient. (Adam Clarke Commentary)
"No man who practises deceit shall dwell in my house; no man who
utters lies shall continue in my presence" (Ps 101:7). [Barclay
Dogs: not animals, but people of low character. [Ryrie SB]
Dog: vile, shameless person [SDA Commentary]
Dogs: those who are uncircumcised in heart. (Adam Clarke
Andreas suggests that the dogs are not only the shameless and
the unbelieving, but also Christians who after their baptism "return
to their vomit." The dog may, then, be a symbol of all that is
disgusting. [Barclay Commentary]
Continued sin defines character and determines destiny. [Wiersbe
The troubles of the last days will tend to fix the character of
each individual according to the habits which he has already formed,
but there will come a time when change will be impossible--when no
further opportunity will be given for repentance on the one hand or for
apostasy on the other." [Wycliffe Bible Commentary]
When Jesus comes, our destiny will be fixed. Today there is
still time for the one who does wrong to repent. When Jesus returns,
the door of opportunity will close. Jesus is coming soon. Every man
needs to heed that warning cry, and respond while the Spirit and the
bride still say, "Come!" [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary]