Revelation 13:3

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Revelation 13:3

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death, and his deadly wound was healed: and al the world wondered after the beast.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{I saw} one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed {and followed} after the beast;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And `I saw' one of his heads as though it had been smitten unto death; and his death-stroke was healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw one of his heads as if it had been given a death-wound; and his death-wound was made well: and all the earth was wondering at the beast.
- Basic English Bible

and one of his heads [was] as slain to death, and his wound of death had been healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast.
- Darby Bible

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
- Webster's Bible

I saw that one of his heads seemed to have been mortally wounded; but his mortal wound was healed, and the whole world was amazed and followed him.
- Weymouth Bible

One of his heads looked like it had been wounded fatally. His fatal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled at the beast.
- World English Bible

And Y sai oon of hise heedis, as slayn in to deth; and the wounde of his deth was curid. And al erthe wondride after the beeste.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I saw one of its heads as slain to death, and its deadly stroke was healed, and all the earth did wonder after the beast,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Revelation 13:3

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 13:3


13:1 And I stood on the sand of the sea - This also was in the vision. And I saw - Soon after the woman flew away. A wild beast coming up - He comes up twice; first from the sea, then from the abyss. He comes from the sea before the seven phials; the great whore comes after them. O reader, this is a subject wherein we also are deeply concerned, and which must he treated, not as a point of curiosity, but as a solemn warning from God! The danger is near. Be armed both against force and fraud, even with the whole armour of God. Out of the sea - That is, Europe. So the three woes (the first being in Persia, the second about the Euphrates) move in a line from east to west. This beast is the Romish Papacy, as it came to a point six hundred years since, stands now, and will for some time longer. To this, and no other power on earth, agrees the whole text, and every part of it in every point; as we may see, with the utmost evidence, from the propositions following: It is one and the same beast, having seven heads, and ten horns, which is described in this and in the seventeenth chapter. Of consequence, his heads are the same, and his horns also. This beast is a spiritually secular power, opposite to the kingdom of Christ. A power not merely spiritual or ecclesiastical, nor merely secular or political but a mixture of both. He is a secular prince; for a crown, yea, and a kingdom are ascribed to him. And yet he is not merely secular; for he is also a false prophet. The beast has a strict connexion with the city of Rome. This clearly appears from the seventeenth chapter. The beast is now existing. He is not past. for Rome is now existing; and it is not till after the destruction of Rome that the beast is thrown into the lake. He is not altogether to come: for the second woe is long since past, after which the third came quickly; and presently after it began, the beast rose out of the sea. Therefore, whatever he is, he is now existing. The beast is the Romish Papacy. This manifestly follows from the third and fourth propositions; the beast has a strict connexion with the city of Rome; and the beast is now existing: therefore, either there is some other power more strictly connected with that city, or the Pope is the beast. The Papacy, or papal kingdom, began long ago. The most remarkable particulars relating to this are here subjoined; taken so high as abundantly to show the rise of the beast, and brought down as low as our own time, in order to throw a light on the following part of the prophecy: A.D. 1033. Benedict the Ninth, a child of eleven years old, is bishop of Rome, and occasions grievous disorders for above twenty years. A.D. 1048 Damasus II. introduces the use of the triple crown. A.D. 1058 The church of Milan is, after long opposition, subjected to the Roman. A.D. 1073 Hildebrand, or Gregory VII., comes to the throne. A.D. 1076 He deposes and excommunicates the emperor. A.D. 1077 He uses him shamefully and absolves him. A.D. 1080 He excommunicates him again, and sends a crown to Rodulph, his competitor. A.D. 1083 Rome is taken. Gregory flees. Clement is made Pope, and crowns the emperor. A.D. 1085 Gregory VII. dies at Salerno. A.D. 1095 Urban II. holds the first Popish council, at Clermont and gives rise to the crusades. A.D. 1111 Paschal II. quarrels furiously with the emperor. A.D. 1123 The first western general council in the Lateran. The marriage of priests is forbidden. A.D. 1132 Innocent II declares the emperor to be the Pope's liege - man, or vassal. A.D. 1143 The Romans set up a governor of their own, independent on Innocent II. He excommunicates them, and dies. Celestine II. is, by an important innovation, chosen to the Popedom without the suffrage of the people; the right of choosing the Pope is taken from the people, and afterward from the clergy, and lodged in the Cardinals alone. A.D. 1152 Eugene II. assumes the power of canonizing saints. A.D. 1155 Adrian IV. puts Arnold of Brixia to death for speaking against the secular power of the Papacy. A.D. 1159 Victor IV. is elected and crowned. But Alexander III. conquers him and his successor. A.D. 1168 Alexander III. excommunicates the emperor, and brings him so low, that, A.D. 1177 he submits to the Pope's setting his foot on his neck. A.D. 1204 Innocent III. sets up the Inquisition against the Vaudois. A.D. 1208 He proclaims a crusade against them. A.D. 1300 Boniface VIII. introduces the year of jubilee. A.D. 1305 The Pope's residence is removed to Avignon. A.D. 1377 It is removed back to Rome. A.D. 1378 The fifty years' schism begins. A.D. 1449 Felix V., the last Antipope, submits to Nicholas V. A.D. 1517 The Reformation begins. A.D. 1527 Rome is taken and plundered. A.D. 1557 Charles V. resigns the empire; Ferdinand I. thinks the being crowned by the Pope superfluous. A.D. 1564 Pius IV. confirms the Council of Trent. A.D. 1682 Doctrines highly derogatory to the Papal authority are openly taught in France. A.D. 1713 The constitution Unigenitus. A.D. 1721 Pope Gregory VII. canonized anew.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:3


Re 13:3 I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death. The Greek says "slain". This deadly wound of the head was a deadly wound of the beast itself. See Re 13:12. This wound was given by the sword; that is, by war. See Re 13:14. It is in this verse suggested that the beast was restored after the wound by the efforts of the second beast first named in Re 13:11. The symbolism implies that a mortal wound was inflicted on the power represented by the beast; that when it was dead, or about to perish, its power was restored by the arts of the second beast. All the world wondered after the beast. Gave it their wonder and admiration.

Discussion for Revelation 13:3

  • Patty Tozi on Revelation 13:3
    When you give your long years to your Father in Heaven. My writings l write what l know and feel. Been through many hard knocks in battles with the enemy of this world. Listened to others before the Blessings God bestowed on me. Looking back on my life, it was written with God's hands for me. So easy the road would of been. I never knew what l had long back with the Lord. Now l look back on how sad the world has always been. My jobs l helped others always without even knowing the gifts l had been given from the Lord. I could never be as others no matter how l tried. Now the strength of the spiritual sides of the natives, and God's words speaking to me day to day- l understand. To the point l can't be in this world of evilness without seeing the truth inside the person. When others hurt...l hurt. Can feel emotions. All my ups and downs came to give me answers to everything this world really is about. Jesus when He walked this Earth was so compassionate and caring no one could understand why He did for others before His self. I do now. I am the same. Always make a plan, but someone needy comes to me from the Lord, and here l go again-Giving up on my plan. If only you could see the Heavens above as l have in an after death. You could never grasp the Strength you have- to go after and can get.Now l walk one day at a time. Happy God walks close to me for protection. Whatever happens l stop and figure out what to do from God's eyes, never the world. For the world is out to destroy. The Light that shines in the Heavens and the angels that are ready for God's commands when His people are in need and have the Faith of believing no matter how bad it is, will see God's hands handling your situation for the best. Many have called me an angel in the past when l would show up at the time they needed me the most. I see in their cards now. Just did when and what l saw was to he done. And the Light others saw was God leading me to help them. I never knew till now life is Special!!!
  • JLotaj - in Reply on Revelation 13:3
    I can understand and relate to your expression especially with reference to the phrase "Now the strength of the spiritual sides of the natives".
  • JaymeImes on Revelation 13:3
    Well I'm a person in a Christian school and in seventh grade and I'm not the best person to be around and I've been learning from my teachers so much so I have decided I'm gonna read the Bible cause I got to thinking about how I could die at any time and I want to be ready for death so I chose this bible and by far this bible really helps me understand cause it's not hard to read it's understandable and makes it really easy for me to learn the word of god so I highly recommend this bible to everyone and the trivia really helps me remember what I learned.
  • Matthew on Revelation 13:3
    Revelations 13:1-10 Discusses the Beast of the Sea. This is the Papacy of Rome, and they have great influence in the World still. Revelation 13:11-17 is the Beast of the Earth and that is America.
  • Yepp on Revelation 13:3
    Well now we now. Keep looking for that money!! Then you know exactly period. Trump is ! Hello are y'all awake
  • Jaarveth on Revelation 13:3
    He was a murderer since the beginning... The very first murderer in the very beginning was Cain.
  • Collen on Revelation 13:3
    be strong in Christ,let us run this race with endurance
  • Has anyone stopped to think that "beast " as it rises out of the sea. These are empires. Not individuals. I 'm thinking you will see a revived ottoman turk empire.. It died and is looking like it will be ready to pick up the pieces of the middle east as it revives. Or call it a revived eastern roman empire.. 5 toes? Try turkey. Syria. Babylon. Persia. Egypt. The EU has already come together for the western half.
  • Jessika on Revelation 13:3
    I m thinking that they wonder after the beast because he once ruled the Roman Empire and for ages he was gone and now he s back this might be reference to his deadly wound being healed I always thought they would recognize him from an ancient Bronze statue of one of the emperors and would wonder because he looks just like him the image of the Beast but I don t know I would like to know though
  • Jessika on Revelation 13:3
    I m thinking that they wonder after the beast because he once ruled the Roman Empire and for ages he was gone and now he s back this might be reference to his deadly wound being healed I always thought they would recognize him from an ancient Bronze statue of one of the emperors and would wonder because he looks just like him the image of the Beast but I don t know I would like to know though


 

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