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 13:17

  • You have to look up all the events that take place before this event have they happened yet
  • This is disturbing to me as it seems to be here already. I have seen two shows recently on television. One said a money call "bit coin " will eventaully be the world currency.. because it is easier to wire, transfer, etc.. and another program a show was speaking of the "Techy " company.. who has chips implanted into the employees ' hands.. for allowing them access into and from the building.. this is all happening NOW..before rapture.. Scary stuff.. Please please be talking to friends and family, so they may be awake to the warnings.. The end is very very near
  • I think your social security is the mark of the beast government
  • Rita emeana for verse 17
    The beast mandated that no man might buy or sell. The folks that were referred in this case are the believers because they are not ready to obey the beast or worship her.
  • The mark could be an embedded chip or palm scan. "The number of his name" only numbers tied to the currency of the beast so that all transactions are recorded and evaluated for taxation.
  • This is already happening. Ask any Christian, Hindu, Jew or other who lives in a majority Muslim land. They are forced to conversion, stolen from their families, unable to worship in their own beliefs, their businesses are burned out or they have to pay bribes - all under pain of death to them and their families. The mark of the beast is the (symbolic) spot on Muslims forehead from touching the ground in prayer. Muslim worship is the beast. Allah who commands death to nonmuslims and all sorts of other cruelties is the antiChrist. Here is your fight of good vs evil.

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