You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Zechariah And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. Luke Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? American Standard Version Thou shalt also be a crown of beauty in the hand of Jehovah, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Brenton Septuagint Translation And thou shalt be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
The 5 types of crowns for believers in heaven
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What does the Bible say about? Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation.
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There are five specific "crowns" mentioned in the New Testament as rewards for faithful service, presumably to be rewarded by Christ at His judgment seat 1 Corinthians These are the "incorruptible" crown 1 Corinthians ; 2 Corinthians ; the "crown of righteousness" 2 Timothy ; the "crown of rejoicing" 1 Thessalonians ; "the crown of life" James ; Revelation ; and lastly the "crown of glory" 1 Peter Although the crown of glory is mentioned only once in the New Testament, the phrase occurs four times in the Old Testament, each providing special insight into its character and scope. The first is Proverbs " Wisdom shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. The one New Testament reference, in 1 Peter , is a wonderful promise to the faithful shepherds of each "little flock" Luke of believers: "And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. We do not know exactly what these crowns will be composed of, but when we see the Lord, we shall lay each of them before His throne Revelation
When we take the time to meditate on the depth of our sin, it is not too long before we realize the incredible grace of God that provides for our salvation. Our willingness and complicity in sin makes it truly remarkable that the great Lord of the universe would reach down and rescue His chosen people from their bondage. However, even though our salvation is a gift we do not earn, our Father not only promises eternal life to those who follow His Son, He promises many extra rewards to those who obey Him.