Revelation 2:7

He that hath an ear (o ecwn ou). An individualizing note calling on each of the hearers ( Acts 1:3 ) to listen ( Acts 2:7 Acts 2:11 Acts 2:17 Acts 2:28 ; Acts 3:3 Acts 3:6 Acts 3:13 Acts 3:22 ) and a reminiscence of the words of Jesus in the Synoptics ( Matthew 11:15 ; Matthew 13:9 Matthew 13:43 ; Mark 4:9 Mark 4:23 ; Luke 8:8 ; Luke 14:35 ), but not in John's Gospel. The spirit (to pneuma). The Holy Spirit as in Luke 14:13 ; Luke 22:17 . Both Christ and the Holy Spirit deliver this message. "The Spirit of Christ in the prophet is the interpreter of Christ's voice" (Swete). To him that overcometh (twi nikwnti). Dative of the present (continuous victory) active articular participle of nikaw, a common Johannine verb ( John 16:33 ; 1 John 2:13 ; 1 John 4:4 ; 1 John 5:4 ; Revelation 2:7 Revelation 2:11 Revelation 2:17 Revelation 2:26 ; Revelation 3:5 Revelation 3:12 Revelation 3:21 Revelation 5:5 ; Revelation 12:11 ; Revelation 15:2 ; Revelation 17:14 ; Revelation 21:7 ). Faith is dominant in Paul, victory in John, faith is victory ( 1 John 5:4 ). So in each promise to these churches. I will give (dwsw). Future active of didwmi as in 1 John 2:10 1 John 2:17 1 John 2:23 1 John 2:26 1 John 2:28 ; 1 John 3:8 1 John 3:21 ; 1 John 6:4 ; 1 John 11:3 ; 1 John 21:6 . To eat (pagein). Second aorist active infinitive of esqiw. Of the tree of life (ek tou xulou th zwh). Note ek with the ablative with pagein, like our "eat of" (from or part of). From Genesis 2:9 ; Genesis 3:22 . Again in Revelation 22:2 Revelation 22:14 as here for immortality. This tree is now in the Garden of God. For the water of life see Revelation 21:6 ; Revelation 22:17 (Cf. John 4:10 John 4:13 ). Which (o). The xulon (tree). In the Paradise of God (en twi paradeiswi tou qeou). Persian word, for which see Luke 23:43 ; 2 Corinthians 12:4 . The abode of God and the home of the redeemed with Christ, not a mere intermediate state. It was originally a garden of delight and finally heaven itself (Trench), as here.