Revelation 13:17
New International Version
so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

New Living Translation
And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name.

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.

Berean Study Bible
so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark—the name of the beast or the number of its name.

Berean Literal Bible
and that no one should be able to buy or to sell, if not the one having the mark--the name of the beast, or the number of its name.

New American Standard Bible
and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his 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.

Christian Standard Bible
so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast's name or the number of its name.

Contemporary English Version
they all had to have this mark, or else they could not buy or sell anything. This mark stood for the name of the beast and for the number of its name.

Good News Translation
No one could buy or sell without this mark, that is, the beast's name or the number that stands for the name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast's name or the number of his name.

International Standard Version
so that no one may buy or sell unless he has the mark, which is the beast's name or the number of its name.

NET Bible
Thus no one was allowed to buy or sell things unless he bore the mark of the beast--that is, his name or his number.

New Heart English Bible
and that no one could be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That no one may buy or sell again except one who has the mark of the name of The Beast or the number of its name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It does this so that no one may buy or sell unless he has the brand, which is the beast's name or the number of its name.

New American Standard 1977
and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and that no one might buy or sell, unless he has the mark or the name of the beast or the number of its name.

King James 2000 Bible
And that no man might buy or sell, except he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
and that no one should be able to buy or sell save he that had the mark, the name of the beast, or the number of its 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.

World English Bible
and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Young's Literal Translation
and that no one may be able to buy, or to sell, except he who is having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Study Bible
The Mark of the Beast
16And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark— the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is 666.…
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
"Do not harm the land or sea or trees until we have sealed the foreheads of the servants of our God."

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

Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever. Day and night there will be no rest for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."

Revelation 15:2
And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, beside which stood those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name. They were holding harps from God,

Revelation 20:4
Then I saw the thrones, and those seated on them had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their 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 hands. And they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

mark.

Revelation 13:16
And he causeth 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 overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

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

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

the number.

Revelation 13:18
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

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, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.







Lexicon
so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

no
μή (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

one
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

could
δύνηται (dynētai)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

buy
ἀγοράσαι (agorasai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

sell
πωλῆσαι (pōlēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4453: To sell, exchange, barter. Probably ultimately from pelomai; to barter, i.e. To sell.

unless
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

he
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

had
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mark—
χάραγμα (charagma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5480: Sculpture; engraving, a stamp, sign. From the same as charax; a scratch or etching, i.e. Stamp, or scupltured figure.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

name
ὄνομα (onoma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

beast
θηρίου (thēriou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2342: Properly: a wild beast, hence: any animal; met: a brute. Diminutive from the same as thera; a dangerous animal.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

number
ἀριθμὸν (arithmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 706: A number, total. From airo; a number.

of its
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Neuter 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

name.
ὀνόματος (onomatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.
Verse 17. - And that no man might bay or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. "And" is omitted in א, C, some cursives and versions and Fathers: no man should be able to buy, etc. A, B, C, P, and most cursives also omit , "or," before "the name," thus reading, as in the Revised Version: save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast, or the number of his name. This expressly asserts what we might have gathered from the analogy of the mark of the true Christian (see on ver. 16), viz. that "the mark" was "the name" or "the number of his name." The manner in which this was fulfilled in the early ages of the Church is sufficiently notorious. Then faithfulness to the cause of Christ frequently meant banishment from friends, kindred, and home. St. John himself was feeling the effect of this at the time when he wrote these words in exile at Patmos. So, at the present day, the Jews regard as an utter alien any one of their number who embraces Christianity. So also, at the present day, the faithful Christian is often interdicted the society of the world, is declared a social nuisance, and is shunned by the worldly minded, who pay allegiance to the beast. (On the "number," see on ver. 18.) 13:11-18 Those who understand the first beast to denote a worldly power, take the second to be also a persecuting and assumed power, which acts under the disguise of religion, and of charity to the souls of men. It is a spiritual dominion, professing to be derived from Christ, and exercised at first in a gentle manner, but soon spake like the dragon. Its speech betrayed it; for it gives forth those false doctrines and cruel decrees, which show it to belong to the dragon, and not to the Lamb. It exercised all the power of the former beast. It pursues the same design, to draw men from worshipping the true God, and to subject the souls of men to the will and control of men. The second beast has carried on its designs, by methods whereby men should be deceived to worship the former beast, in the new shape, or likeness made for it. By lying wonders, pretended miracles. And by severe censures. Also by allowing none to enjoy natural or civil rights, who will not worship that beast which is the image of the pagan beast. It is made a qualification for buying and selling, as well as for places of profit and trust, that they oblige themselves to use all their interest, power, and endeavour, to forward the dominion of the beast, which is meant by receiving his mark. To make an image to the beast, whose deadly wound was healed, would be to give form and power to his worship, or to require obedience to his commands. To worship the image of the beast, implies being subject to those things which stamp the character of the picture, and render it the image of the beast. The number of the beast is given, so as to show the infinite wisdom of God, and to exercise the wisdom of men. The number is the number of a man, computed after the usual manner among men, and it is 666. What or who is intended by this, remains a mystery. To almost every religious dispute this number has yet been applied, and it may reasonably be doubted whether the meaning has yet been discovered. But he who has wisdom and understanding, will see that all the enemies of God are numbered and marked out for destruction; that the term of their power will soon expire, and that all nations shall submit to our King of righteousness and peace.
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