Revelation 13:12

“And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein, to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he exerciseth all the authority of the first beast in his sight. And he maketh the earth and them dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose death-stroke was healed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he makes use of all the authority of the first beast before his eyes. And he makes the earth and those who are in it give worship to the first beast, whose death-wound was made well.
- Basic English Bible

and it exercises all the authority of the first beast before it, and causes the earth and those that dwell in it to do homage to the first beast, whose wound of death was healed.
- Darby Bible

And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
- Webster's Bible

And the authority of the first Wild Beast--the whole of that authority--he exercises in his presence, and he causes the earth and its inhabitants to worship the first Wild Beast, whose mortal wound had been healed.
- Weymouth Bible

He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. He makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
- World English Bible

and dide al the power of the formere beeste, in his siyt. And it made the erthe, and men dwellinge in it, to worschipe the firste beeste, whos wounde of deth was curid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all the authority of the first beast doth it do before it, and it maketh the land and those dwelling in it that they shall bow before the first beast, whose deadly stroke was healed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:12


Re 13:12 He . . . causeth the earth . . . to worship the first beast. The spiritual power of Rome is exercised before, or in the presence of, the temporal power. They have dwelt together, and it is the spiritual power that has made those that dwell upon the earth regard and pay homage to the temporal. If an earthly ruler refused to heed the mandates of the Pope, his subjects were absolved from allegiance and bidden to depose him. If they refused, the whole kingdom was laid under interdict, the churches were closed, religious rites were suspended, the dead were not buried in the consecrated grounds, and a superstitious population soon demands deliverance by submission. It was by the terrors of the spiritual power that the earth was brought into subjection to the imperial temporal sway of the Popes. The second beast has made men worship the first.

Discussion for Revelation 13:12

  • Totally correct. The second beast is papal Rome, and a good explanation. History records how pagan Rome gave birth to papal Rome, and that more advanced under Constantine, eventually to assume the reins of authority over the then known world of the Roman empire. There is a consistancy in that the first beast was then still standing, the second beast also, and what we find in papal Rome we also find exactly in pagan Rome, even to the terms of reference. Roman Empire, Rome Universal. Roman Catholic, Rome Universal. It is very fitting that in present day Rome pagan Roman statutes and figurines have been renamed to bear religious names. The twelve apostles, within the Vatican museum the strangest as they wear Roman togas. When asking the curate why Jews were wearing Roman dress, he refused to answer.

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