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

  • Word
    Beast Satan, comes to deceive the whole world and the other beast is the political one world religious system that rises up from the people, which is the system of the people following Satan. Satan doesn't come to kill the flesh but your souls. Satan wants worshippers so he comes as a messiah, a false messiah and its five months as told us him and his fallen take over in Rev. 9. Be prepared.
  • SabbathkeeperandWife
    Yes 2 beasts in Rev- 12
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    These beasts are world superpowers named in Daniel. Daniel was WAY back there looking forward, John in Rome looking back, thus reason for the inverted order. Same ol beasts, different vantage point. The conclusion of the prophecy is upon US like a duck on a June bug. It is Christ's will for us to know these things. All reformers and most folk did til about 100 years ago. Healed wound hid it.

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