Revelation 13:4

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they worshipped the dragon which gaue power vnto the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like vnto the beast? Who is able to make warre with him?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and they worshipped the dragon, because he gave his authority unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? And who is able to war with him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they gave worship to the dragon, because he gave authority to the beast; and worshipping the beast, they said, Who is like the beast? and who is able to go to war with him?
- Basic English Bible

And they did homage to the dragon, because he gave the authority to the beast; and they did homage to the beast, saying, Who [is] like to the beast? and who can make war with it?
- Darby Bible

And they worshiped the dragon which gave power to the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like the beast? who is able to make war with him?
- Webster's Bible

And they offered worship to the Dragon, because it was to him that the Wild Beast owed his dominion; and they also offered worship to the Wild Beast, and said, "Who is there like him? And who is able to engage in battle with him?"
- Weymouth Bible

They worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"
- World English Bible

And thei worschipiden the dragoun, that yaf power to the beeste; and thei worschipeden the beeste, and seiden, Who is lijk the beeste, and who schal mowe fiyte with it?
- Wycliffe Bible

and they did bow before the dragon who did give authority to the beast, and they did bow before the beast, saying, `Who [is] like to the beast? who is able to war with it?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Revelation 13:4


Re 13:4 They worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast. In following after and obeying the beast they really gave worship to the dragon which had given the beast his power. And they worshipped the beast. Their worship was, however, directed to the beast itself. Who [is] like unto the beast? This language implies giving the beast superhuman honors. Similar language is often used of God (Ex 15:11 Ps 113:5 Isa 40:18). The dragon, cast down, receives worship through the beast.

Discussion for Revelation 13:4

  • Kizito William for verse 4
    I think revelations talks about the truth on the coming things so be careful, Those who haven 't turned to GOD better do so because time is running. "MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. "
  • Len sexton for verse 4
    well like it states in the whole book of revelation ,not to either add or take away from this book. Its inspiration come from the spirit. I not dare try to make something up , isn 't that what penticost was about the promise for spirit to be poured into the world ,also need jesus words only was worthy to open .
  • Faithfull for verse 4
    Revelation 13 4 Viewing the King James Version Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Revelation 13 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast and they worshipped the beast saying Who is like unto the beast who is able to make war with him dragon Satan power to enable Who is like the beast Boosting supremacy who is able to make war with him his Image which war power and boosting of supremacy
  • Faithfull for verse 4
    The Dragon is Lucifer (Leviathan)The Devil if you will! The Beast is 10 nations that made up the populations of the entire world in the last 3 1/2 years of the end times. The beast rooted from the European-Union. consuming the whole World who's names are not in the lambs book of life worshiped (gladly welcomed with pride of belonging)the beast. The beast maintained an Image as though it were God. threatening to make war with anyone who opposes this lie.
  • bill the internet doesnt make times and laws , internet is definitely evil in its own right but it doesnt qualify as the beast power , also even though internet is used for evil like porn and propaganda, its also used for good like searching the bible, also internet is a inanimate object and it doesnt distort the true worship of god just confuses it
  • Bill english for verse 4
    The image made with hands...internet...Dragon giving his power to it, to have it's own life. A MORMON will likely become President (look at their beliefs). Put together with world events...Got it? Don't panic...LOOK UP!

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