Revelation 13:17

“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And that no man might buy or sell, saue he that had the marke, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and {he provides} that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, {either} the name of the beast or the number of his name.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, `even' the name of the beast or the number of his name.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that no man might be able to do trade but he who has the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.
- Basic English Bible

and that no one should be able to buy or sell save he that had the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of its name.
- Darby Bible

And that no man might buy or sell, save him that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
- Webster's Bible

in order that no one should be allowed to buy or sell unless he had the mark--either the name of the Wild Beast or the number which his name represents.
- Weymouth Bible

and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name.
- World English Bible

ethir sille, but thei han the caracter, ether the name of the beeste, ethir the noumbre of his name.
- Wycliffe Bible

and that no one may be able to buy, or to sell, except he who is having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:17


Re 13:17 That no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, etc. It has been common for Catholics to be forbidden to patronize those who were not loyal to the Pope. At least three councils are named, those of Tours, of Constance and the Lateran, which have expressly forbidden business intercourse with heretics.

Discussion for Revelation 13

  • A disciple
    Dear Ben; I found something very interesting, that you also may enjoy studying. In the original Greek Text 666 is three different letters, one of which is now obsolete, but were written to indicate the number six hundred sixty six. I looked up the archaic meanings of each of those letters, and of their meanings, and found them to point rather to Over All Bounds, as of casting away all restraint.
  • Ben
    The Vav is the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It represents Man and the number 6 . In is pronounces Waw and it is where our letter W originates. The beast is the Worldwide web from which it shall breath life into its own image, which will be able to speak, and command people to worship it. No one will be able to buy or sell without taking its mark or the number of its name. WWW 666
  • Jennifer Harvey
    Just know that Jesus Christ is soon to return for the saints! Let's be ready!
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    Yes 2 beasts in Rev- 12
  • John
    Read Revelations 4 verse 9 then Read Isaiah 44 verse 20 it would be great to read all of chapter 44 and then focus on verse 20
  • Susan
    Donald W. Revelation is a fascinating book given to us for our learning. It had difficult parts, but what is intended for our learning today isn't impossible to know with study. Most of the book ready came to pass as is stated in first chapters things at hand and will short come to pass. I suggest Introduction

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