Revelation 22:15

“For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoeuer loueth and maketh a lie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Outside are the dogs, and those who make use of evil powers, those who make themselves unclean, and the takers of life, and those who give worship to images, and everyone whose delight is in what is false.
- Basic English Bible

Without [are] the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loves and makes a lie.
- Darby Bible

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and lewd men, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loveth and maketh a lie.
- Webster's Bible

The unclean are shut out, and so are all who practise magic, all fornicators, all murderers, and those who worship idols, and every one who loves falsehood and tells lies.
- Weymouth Bible

Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
- World English Bible

For with outen forth houndis, and witchis, and unchast men, and manquelleris, and seruynge to idols, and ech that loueth and makith leesyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and without [are] the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the whoremongers, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one who is loving and is doing a lie.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 22:15


22:15 Without are dogs - The sentence in the original is abrupt, as expressing abhorrence. The gates are ever open; but not for dogs; fierce and rapacious men.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 22:15


Re 22:15 For without [are] dogs. In an oriental city the dogs, an unclean animal, are seen in great numbers in the streets, and are a disagreeable feature. These are taken to represent one type of sinners. Others with different characteristics are also given. And sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. All are "without". None of them ever pass through the portals of the New Jerusalem.

Discussion for Revelation 22:15

  • I think that as in many other cases in Revelation a book written in times of persecution some ideas were written in code so that Romans could not hold it as a proof against the Christian who carried it. The Roman way of life, with its many excesses, was a negative model for the Christian who seeks not the pleasures and powers of this world, but love and the kingdom of God after this life. The symbolic value of the dog here in the context of those left outside the city where life is or without the definitive happiness may describe a type of person in relation with its animal negative qualities: promiscuity, lack of shame for bodily functions, anger or rage towards strangers, maybe the act of being submissive to another man who provides food or worldly rewards, instead of seeking the spiritual higher calling of God.
  • ERIK ALAN SILBERBERG SR. for verse 15
    I think the mention of dogs in this verse is referred to people who just cant seem to get it right Dogs eat or play in waste that has already passed through their body The mess they go back to isnt good for nothing but the sewer After JESUS delivers us from our sins or the horribe state we were in lets not give into the dog spirit and go backwards and miss heaven Also stay away from others who induldge in this type of behavoir
  • Terence Lyn for verse 15
    I love the World English Bible version because it mention "the ***ually immoral" in the verse because I believe it is unholy. It's a wonderful and effective verse identifying unholy things/elements.
  • I think that it may be related to the Garden of Eden, when God made man in His image, Genesis 2:8, 3:23. Genesis 4:16 tells of Cain going to the land of Nod and starting a family, whom God had marked for other men not to slay him. Maybe that Revelation 22:15 could be talking about that. Outside the Garden. Thank you and please write back to tell me what you think. Hope I expressed myself right. JESUS IS MY LORD! David.

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