Revelation 13:16

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he causeth all, both smal and great rich and poore, free and bond, to receiue a marke in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gives to all, small and great, the poor and those who have wealth, the free and those who are not free, a mark on their right hand or on their brows;
- Basic English Bible

And it causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bondmen, that they should give them a mark upon their right hand or upon their forehead;
- Darby Bible

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
- Webster's Bible

And he causes all, small and great, rich and poor, free men and slaves, to have stamped upon them a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,
- Weymouth Bible

He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads;
- World English Bible

And he schal make alle, smale and grete, and riche and pore, and fre men and bonde men, to haue a carecter in her riythoond, ethir in her forheedis; that no man may bie,
- Wycliffe Bible

And it maketh all, the small, and the great, and the rich, and the poor, and the freemen, and the servants, that it may give to them a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:16


Re 13:16 He causeth all . . . to receive a mark. The mark of the beast is some stamp or sign, by which all its worshipers should be known. In ancient days slaves were sometimes branded, as cattle are in our own age. The brand or mark of the beast would be some indelible sign which would designate with certainty those who were subject to his authority. To receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. A mark in the hand is supposed by some to represent the practice, while a mark in the forehead indicates the profession of life. It is remarkable, however, that a mark on the forehead, the sign of the cross made with water, converts a person into a Roman Catholic, and without this mark none are regarded as heirs of salvation.

Discussion for Revelation 13

  • Word
    If anyone thinks the ones chosen before the foundations of this earth age can stand against the antichrist for 3 and a half years when the rest of the world loves and will kill for him because sugar daddy is paying all their bills they are crazy because God shorten it to 5 months and that's for the elects sake not the world because they are happy worshipping their rock but we wait for our ROCK.
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The 5 mos isn't literal and is long past. Rev. is done chronologically and you have to understand what a chiasm is, the literary writing style of the day to get when the time periods change. All these prophecies use a day for a literal year just like in Daniel ,which is needed to unlock Revelations AND fills in all the blanks. Futurism came from the beast- Rome herself to take eyes off her- really
  • Norm
    Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
  • Word
    The only thing that Rome will have to do with the 2 and a half months Satan will be here acting a role of the True Christ is what the rest of the world will be doing. DECEIVED. Satan comes to deceive the whole world and looks like the Lamb of God with powers given to him to fulfill his role as false messiah. The dragon is coming for half of 5 months and when he gets here buy food and pay rent fast
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    Beast out of the sea is from populated area(nations,peoples,kindreds and tongues) and has crowns. Killed saints. Dark ages Rome/Europe. The earth beast rises( about same time 1 st falls) out if an unpopulated area, has no crowns and then also rules world. It will adopt a system of 1st one, image- Senate, tyrannical oppression and commandment trampling self righteousness. Any guesses? God help us.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Everything in its proper time frame indeed. I don't the the antichrist is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit Tongues do any of you? God will send Elijah to baptise His chosen elect Zion and be brought into our Blessed Lords sheepfold as His Holy Word has spoken, Glory Amen. Calling Elijah the dragon comes straight out of the Vatican itself. Their not going to stop my Abba Dad

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