Revelation 13:18

“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Here is wisedome. Let him that hath vnderstanding, count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number is, sixe hundred threescore and sixe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Here is wisdom. He who has knowledge let him get the number of the beast; because it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty-six.
- Basic English Bible

Here is wisdom. He that has understanding let him count the number of the beast: for it is a man's number; and its number [is] six hundred [and] sixty-six.
- Darby Bible

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty six.
- Webster's Bible

Here is scope for ingenuity. Let people of shrewd intelligence calculate the number of the Wild Beast; for it indicates a certain man, and his number is 666.
- Weymouth Bible

Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six.
- World English Bible

Here is wisdom; he that hath vndurstonding, acounte the noumbre of the beeste; for it is the noumbre of man, and his noumbre is sixe hundrid sixti and sixe.
- Wycliffe Bible

Here is the wisdom! He who is having the understanding, let him count the number of the beast, for the number of a man it is, and its number [is] 666.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:18


Re 13:18 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast. Re 13:17 speaks of "the name of the beast". It has, then, a name. It also speaks of the number of its name. Its name, then, is some number. We wish to discover its name, and if we can count the number, we will find its name. "The number of the beast", that is, the "number of its name" (Re 13:17) is the number of a man, and that number is "six hundred and sixty-six".

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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