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REVELATION 15:2

01 Oct
By : Dr. Ken Matto

 

Revelation 15:2
(KJV) 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.

(1611 KJV)

And I saw as it were a Sea of glasse, mingled with fire, and them that had gotten the victorie ouer the beast, and ouer his image, and ouer his marke, and ouer the number of his name, stand on the sea of glasse, hauing the harpes of God.

(1587 Geneva Bible)

And I sawe as it were a glassie sea, mingled with fire, and them that had gotten victorie of the beast, and of his image, and of his marke, and of the number of his name, stand at the glassie sea, hauing the harpes of God,

(1526 Tyndale)

And I sawe as it were a glassye see mingled with fyre and the that had gotten victory of the beest and of his ymage and of his marke and of the nombre of his name stode on the glassye see havinge ye harpes of god

 

Counterfeit Versions

(1881 RV) And I saw as it were a glassy sea mingled with fire; and them that come victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass, having harps of God.
 
(1901 ASV) And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them that come off victorious from the beast, and from his image, and from the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass, having harps of God.
 
(AMP) Then I saw what seemed to be a glassy sea blended with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and from his statue and from the number corresponding to his name were standing beside the glassy sea, with harps of God in their hands.
 
(CEB) Then I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mixed with fire. Those who gained victory over the beast, its image, and the number of its name were standing by the glass sea, holding harps from God.
 
(CEV) Then I saw something that looked like a glass sea mixed with fire, and people were standing on it. They were the ones who had defeated the beast and the idol and the number that tells the name of the beast. God had given them harps, 
 
(1899 Douay-Rheims American Edition) And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire, and them that had overcome the beast, and his image, and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having the harps of God:
 
(ERV) I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire. All those who had won the victory over the beast and his idol and over the number of its name were standing by the sea. These people had harps that God had given them.
 
(ESV) 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.
 
(GNB) Then I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire. I also saw those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and over the one whose name is represented by a number. They were standing by the sea of glass, holding harps that God had given them
 
(HCSB) I also saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had won the victory over the beast, his image, and the number of his name, were standing on the sea of glass with harps from God. 
 
(Phillips) And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass shot through with fire, and upon this glassy sea were standing those who had emerged victorious from the fight with the animal, its statue and the number which denotes its name.
 
(THE MESSAGE) I saw something like a sea made of glass, the glass all shot through with fire. Carrying harps of God, triumphant over the Beast, its image, and the number of its name, the saved ones stood on the sea of glass. 
 
(NASV) And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.
 
(NCV) I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire. All of those who had won the victory over the beast and his idol and over the number of his name were standing by the sea of glass. They had harps that God had given them.
 
(NIV) And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God
 
(NLT) I saw before me what seemed to be a glass sea mixed with fire. And on it stood all the people who had been victorious over the beast and his statue and the number representing his name. They were all holding harps that God had given them.
 
(RSV) And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and 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. 
 
(NAB-Roman Catholic) Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire.

On the sea of glass were standing those who had won the victory over the beast and its image and the number that signified its name. They were holding God’s harps,
 

(NWT-Jehovah’s Witnesses) And I saw what seemed to be a glassy sea mingled with fire, and those who come off victorious from the wild beast and from its image and from the number of its name standing by the glassy sea, having harps of God.
 

Textus Receptus – Traditional Text

και ειδον ως θαλασσαν υαλινην μεμιγμενην πυρι και τους νικωντας εκ του θηριου και εκ της εικονος αυτου και εκ του χαραγματος αυτου εκ του αριθμου του ονοματος αυτου εστωτας επι την θαλασσαν την υαλινην εχοντας κιθαρας του θεου
 

Hort-Westcott – Critical Text

και αδουσιν την ωδην μωυσεως του δουλου του θεου και την ωδην του αρνιου λεγοντες μεγαλα και θαυμαστα τα εργα σου κυριε ο θεος ο παντοκρατωρ δικαιαι και αληθιναι αι οδοι σου ο βασιλευς των αιωνων
 

Corrupted Manuscripts

This verse is corrupted in the following manuscripts:
Aleph 01 – Sinaiticus – Fourth century
A 02 – Alexandrinus – Fifth century
C 04 – Ephraemi Rescriptus – Fifth century
P 025 – Ninth century
 

Manuscripts which agree with the Textus Receptus for this verse

Stephanus 1550 AD
 

Published Critical Greek Texts with Corruptions

Omit “and over his mark”
Greisbach, Johann – 1805
Lachmann, Karl – 1842
Tischendorf, Constantine – 1869
Tregelles, Samuel – 1857
Alford, Henry – 1849 revised in 1871
Wordsworth, Christopher – 1856 revised in 1870
Westcott and Hort – 1881
Weiss, Bernhard – 1894
Nestle – 1927 as revised in seventeenth edition in 1941
Nestle-Aland – 1979 – Twenty Sixth Edition
Nestle-Aland – 1993 – Twenty Seventh Edition
United Bible Societies – 1983 – Fourth Edition
Von Soden, Freiherr – 1902
Hodges and Farstad – Majority Text 1982 as corrected in 1985
 

Affected Teaching

The omission of the phrase “and over his mark” is a significant omission. Now the beast causes all his people to have a mark and if you will notice the locations of this mark on the body are significant. First of all we see this mark on the right hand. (Psa 17:7 KJV) Show thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. In Psalm 17:7, we see that the right hand is associated with salvation by the power of the Lord. The beast will imitate the things which the Lord does. The mark on the right hand is associated with those who work deceitfully bringing a false salvation. The right hand will also be associated with those who do works for the beast, in other words, their life’s work will be in concert with the deceit of the beast. They will do the works that deceive others. Then the mark in their foreheads shows that their mind is given over to the work of the beast. So in this particular passage, we see that those who invent systems and then implement them in the world are those with the mark on the hands (works) and the mind (evil thoughts). (1 Tim 6:5 KJV) Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. The mind is Satan’s playground and he is very active with his people. It does not matter what a person’s social status is, Satan will deceive all his people. Now some people want to make this out to be some type of physical mark like a bar code but this is not what it in view. Sensationalizing verses only clouds the real meaning but of course, sells books.
 

 

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