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

  • 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
  • Carol graham on Revelation 13:3
    I think that the beast will be shot in the head and mortally wounded and then come back to life after 3 days.
  • Blackjohnny on Revelation 13:3
    Comatose for seven years, Israel's iconic former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is showing signs of "significant brain activity."

    The 84-year-old suffered a devastating stroke January 4, 2006, and a brain hemorrhage. He was presumed to be in a vegetative state. But on Monday Jan 28, 2013, a team of surprised neuroscientists and doctors said Sharon's brain appeared to respond when they showed him pictures of his family and had him listen to his son's voice. Doctors also used tactile stimuli to measure Sharon's brain reaction.

    Does this mean the man Israelis once dubbed the "Lion of God" could wake? Doctors have urged caution and are extremely skeptical.

    Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri revealed the name of the Messiah before he died! He was a renowned Mizrahi Haredi a teacher and highly respected master devoted to the Jewish faith devoting his entire life to the study of the Torah. A man who lived beyound 108 years, Kaduri revealed the name of Jesus as the Messiah in a note 1 year after his death. The Orthodox Rabbi also mentions the second coming of Jesus will occur shortly after Sharon's death. Sharon has yet to suc***b to his deadly stroke that has left him comatosed for over 7 years. The question begs itself, is Sharon the one whose head wound will be healed and everyone in the world will be amazed and follow him? If Rabbi Kaduri is correct in his revelation the Lord Jesus will appear to Israel shortly after Sharon's death. You can Youtube a short bio on Kaduri and perhaps ascertain the information on your own. We all have epiphanies and come across information unwillingly. My connection happened today, I was not searching for anything in particular, the Lord came to me like a thief, unexpectedly, and I typed in the verse of revelation and came to this page and site that I have never visited, and I thought why not share and reveal the information. God Bless.
  • Ps. Emmanuel on Revelation 13:3
    Whatever battle we are fighting for Christ, we have to fight it to the end, whatever race we are running for Christ, until we have come to the finishing point we can't give up. Paul in the book of Gala 4:19 said, my children, I am suffering birth pains for you again until Christ is formed in you.
    Until Christ was formed in the hearts of the Galatians He was not going to be free from BIRTH PAINS. I believe we all know what BIRTH PAINS ARE?
    The head of the beast was brutally wounded meaning it was engage in fiercest BATTLE (Rev. 3:14) but it was not killed.
    You see David after killing Goliath rushed unto the dead huge giant and cut of the Head. We have to finish the fight we are fighting for Christ on earth and finish the race we are running for our Lord here. After the beast was healed, we saw what it did. (Rev. 3:11-18)
    My point is whatever we are doing for Christ, if it has to be DONE, has to be DONEWELL. We have to the take it to the FINISHING POINT. We canít live it half finished. Other than that it will come back strong to hunt us. BE BLESSED.
    Ps. Emma


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