Revelation 13:17
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English Standard Version
so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.

King James Bible
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

American Standard Version
and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

English Revised Version
and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Webster's Bible Translation
And that no man might buy or sell, save him that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Weymouth New Testament
in order that no one should be allowed to buy or sell unless he had the mark--either the name of the Wild Beast or the number which his name represents.

Revelation 13:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The number

The method of mystic numbering obtained alike among pagan Greeks, Gnostics, Christian Fathers, and Jewish Cabbalists. Jupiter was invoked under the number 717 contained in the letters Ἡ ἉΡΧΗ the beginning. The Gnostics affixed to their gems and amulets the mystic word ἀβρασαξ or ἀβραξας, under the idea of some virtue attaching to its number, 365, as being that of the days of the solar cycle. Barnabas and Clement of Alexandria speak of the virtue of the number 318 as being that of IHT, the common abbreviation for Jesus crucified. In the pseudo-Sybilline verses, written by Christians, about the end probably of the second century, are found versified enigmas giving the number and requiring the name. The translation of one of these on the word Jesus is as follows: "He will come upon earth clothed with flesh like mortal men. His name contains four vowels and two consonants: two of the former being sounded together. And I will declare the entire number. For the name will exhibit to incredulous men eight units, eight tens, and eight hundreds."

Revelation 13:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mark. See on ver.

Revelation 13:16 And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

name.

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write on him the name of my God...

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascends up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image...

Revelation 17:5 And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Revelation 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

the number.

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man...

Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image...

Cross References
Galatians 6:17
From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

Revelation 7:3
saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."

Revelation 14:9
And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,

Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."

Revelation 15:2
And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire--and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.

Revelation 20:4
Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

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