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

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

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

  • 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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