MARK OF THE BEAST

Beloved of the Lord;

Thus, it is written: “And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee: and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy Merchants-ἔμποροί (emporoi)-a trader, (a (wholesale) tradesman, dealer:—merchant) were the great men of the earth: for by-ἐν (en)-in) thy sorceries-φαρμακείᾳ (pharmakeia)-enchantment with drugs, (i.e. the use or the administering of drugs:—medication ("pharmacy"); (by extension:— magic) were all-πάντα (panta)-all, every, the whole) nations-ἔθνη (ethen)-nation, people) deceived.” (Revelation 18:23)

1. The Mark

 

Pharmakeia

Authorized Version 1611 [Punctuation / Italics]

&

King James Bible 1769 [Spelling]

Concordance // Lexicon:

  • Analytical Concordance to the Bible: Robert Young, 1880.

  • The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.

  • Thayer's Greek Lexicon.

  • Friberg Analytical Greek Lexicon

  • Gingrich, Greek New Testament Lexicon

  • Danker, Greek New Testament Lexicon

Greek Text:

Stephanus 1550 & Beza's 1598 & Scrivener's 1894 Textus Receptus.

The Mark

 

 

 

Brothers,

There is much talk going around about vaccines. Some say that the mark of the beast from Revelation 13 is a vaccine. What is certain, is that prophesy foretells about a time in the latter end of the world when "...no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Interestingly enough, the words; sorceries-φαρμακείᾳ (pharmakeia) and mark-χάραγμα (charagma) are closely associated, it is no accident that this two words are found in the book of revelation. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550

16 καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους ἵνα δώσῃ αὐτοῖς χάραγμα ἐπὶ τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς ἢ ἐπὶ τῶν μέτωπων αὐτῶν

Beza Greek New Testament 1598

17 καὶ ἵνα μήτις δύνηται ἀγοράσαι πωλῆσαι, εἰ μὴἔχων τὸ χάραγμα, ἢ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ θηρίου, ἢ τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ.

Revelation 13:16-17

16 “And he causeth-ποιεῖ (poiei)-to make or do) all-πάντας (pantas)-all, every, the whole), both small-μικροὺς (mikrous)-small (figuratively:  dignity):—least, less, little, small) and-καὶ (kai)-and, also) great-μεγάλους (megalous)-great, (i.e. mighty), rich-πλουσίους (plousious)-rich, (wealthy; figuratively: abounding with:—rich) and poor-πτωχούς (ptochous)-trembling, poor, (i.e. poor, needy), free-ἐλευθέρους (eleutherous)-free, at liberty, (i.e. one who is not a slave) and bond-δούλους (doulous)-slave, servant, (i.e. bondman, man of servile condition), //to receive-δώσῃ (dose)-to give) (Gr. to give) a mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving) in-ἐπὶ (epi) their right hand-δεξιᾶς (dexias)-hand (and arm), the right:—(hand, side), or-(e)-or) in-ἐπὶ (epi) their foreheads-μέτωπων (metopon)-forehead, between the eyes): 17 And-καὶ (kai)-and, also) that no man might-δύνηται (dunetai)-to be able or possible) buy-ἀγοράσαι (agorasai)-to use the market place, (properly: to go to market, i.e. (by implication: to purchase) or sell-πωλῆσαι (polesai)-to barter, (i.e. to sell), save he-εἰ μὴ (ei me)-if not, except) that had-ἔχων (echon)-to have) the mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving), or the name of the beast, or the number-ἀριθμὸν (arithmon)-a number (as reckoned up):—number) of his name.”

***There are two words I would like to draw your attention to: (1) a mark//the mark-χάραγμα (charagma), (2) in-ἐπὶ (epi). First, the Strong's Greek 5480 can be found for a total of nine (9) times, 

see below:

 

The word χάραγμα (charagma) G5480 is found seven (7) times:

 

Revelation 13:16

“And he causeth all, both small and great rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”

revelation 13:17

“And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

Revelation 14:9

“And the third Angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving in his forehead, or in his hand,”

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-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving of his name.”

Revelation 16:2

“And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth, and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.”

Revelation 19:20

“And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet, that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”

Revelation 20:4

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving upon their foreheads, or in their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

The word χαράγματος (charagmatos) G5480 is found one (1) time:

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-χαράγματος (charagmatos)-impressed mark, engraving, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.”

The word χαράγματι (charagmati) G5480 is found one (1) time:

 

 

Acts 17:29

“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone graven-χαράγματι (charagmati)-something graven, sculptured, (i.e. thing carved, sculpture, graven work) by art, and man's device.”

As we can see, there is consistency in the use of the Greek word χάραγμα (charagma) G5480. In all cases, the meaning of this word is: to scratch or etch, carve, grave, impress, etc. The Greek word χάραγμα (charagma) is akin to the Greek word χάραξ (charax-G5482). The inflection/stem/morphology of χάραξ (charax-G5482) is found in Luke 19:43 as: χάρακά (charaka-G5482).

Luke 19:43

“For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench-χάρακά (charaka-G5482)-a stake of wood, palisade, rampart) about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,”

***As you can understand, when making a trench, the earth must be dug into-(representing: scratch or etch, carve, grave, impress). The enemy is then surrounded with a trench made of stakes of wood that have been sharpened to a point- (representing: possibly a needle/micro needles), which are then partially sunken (palisade) into the ground-(representing: the hand or forehead)

Furthermore, the Greek word χάραξ (charax-G5482) is akin to the Greek word γράφω (Grapho-G1125): a primary verb; to "grave", such as what a pen does to a paper; to grave, scrape, scratch, engrave. G1125 can be found through the new testament in words like: "it is written".

Now that you understand How the word mark-χάραγμα (charagma) is  used, lets look at the word in-ἐπὶ (epi-G1909and how it relates to the verses mentioned above. It is true that the Greek word ἐπὶ (epi) can also be translated as: "in, unto, to, at, by, against," & co. 

Revelation 13:16

“And he causeth all, both small and great rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving in-ἐπὶ (epi) their right hand, or in-ἐπὶ (epi) their foreheads:”

Revelation 14:9

“And the third Angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving in-ἐπὶ (epi) his forehead, or in-ἐπὶ (epi) his hand,”

Revelation 20:4

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark-χάραγμα (charagma)-impressed mark, engraving

upon-ἐπὶ (epi) their foreheads, or in-ἐπὶ (epi) their hands, and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

*** In this verse, both the words (upon) and (in) use the same Greek word ἐπὶ (epi). We can cross reference this verse back to Revelation 14:9 ("...If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his  mark in-ἐπὶ (epi) his forehead, or in-ἐπὶ (epi) his hand,”). As we can see, both, (upon) and (in) are used interchangeably when making reference to the forehead. 

 Revelation 7:3 also uses the Greek word ἐπὶ (epi).

Revelation 7:3

“Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in-ἐπὶ (epi) their foreheads.”

Compare to:

Ezekiel 9:4

“And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a //mark (Hebr. mark a mark) upon-עַל (ol)-on, upon) the foreheads of the men that sigh, and that cry for all the abominations, that be done in the midst thereof.”

***The word for mark is literally a Tau, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This, in many of the ancient alphabets, and especially in that in use among the Hebrews up to this time, and long retained upon their coins, was in the form of a cross—X or +       -(Ellicott).

***A mark - literally, "Tau," the name of the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The old form of the letter was that of a cross. The Jews have interpreted this sign variously, some considering that "Tau," being the last of the Hebrew letters, and so closing the alphabet, denoted completeness, and thus the mark indicated the completeness of the sorrow for sin in those upon whom it was placed. -(Barnes).

Now, to give you an idea of the differences between the Greek words; (in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 and 

(in-ἐν (en)-in-G1722) compare the following verse:

 

Matthew 1:20

“But while he thought on these things, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in-ἐν (en)-in) her, is of the holy Ghost.”

*** Did you notice that the use of the Greek word (in-ἐν (en)-G1722) in its context means inside. To be fair, this Greek word can also be translated as: "by, with, among, at, on," & co. However, It is clear that Revelation 13:16 uses the Greek word in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909instead of the Greek word in-ἐν (en)-G1722). Moreover, I find no fault with the translators of the AV 1611. For had they preferred the English word in-ἐν (en) instead of in-ἐπὶ (epi), then we would have every reason to believe that the mark of the beast would have to be strictly inside the hand or forehead. However, no argument can be made here, since  the Greek texts use the Greek word ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 instead of 

ἐν (en)-G1722. We will discuss in detail the use of the word in-ἐπὶ (epi) further down.

 

 

Furthermore,

let's now compare the differences between the Greek word: in-εἰς (eis)-G1519, against the Greek word: in-ἐν (en)-G1722. and the Greek word: into-εἰς (eis)-G1519. For this, consider Matthew 13:30.

Matthew 13:30

“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in-ἐν (en)-G1722 the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in-εἰς (eis)-G1519 bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 my barn.”

***As you can see, there is a difference between the English word in-ἐν (en)-G1722 and the English word in-εἰς (eis)-G1519. As stated above, the Greek word ἐν (en)-G1722 means:  a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest. Now, in-εἰς (eis)-G1519 on the other hand, has the idea of: motion "into" or "unto". Hence, it denotes: motion to or unto an object, with the purpose of reaching or touching it. Both, in-εἰς (eis)-G1519 and into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 share the same definition.

Here is another example of the word in-ἐν (en)-G1722, which can also mean within, see: 

Matthew 17:22

“And while they abode in-ἐν (en)-G1722 Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 the hands of men:” 

By simply glancing at the word "abode", we can rightfully conclude that "they" "abode" within-ἐν (en)-G1722 the walls/borders/boundaries of Galilee. And now take notice of the word into-εἰς (eis)-G1519. Depending on how the context is formatted, this Greek word εἰς (eis) does not necessarily or exclusively mean "initiating from point "A" and reaching point "B". As we can learn from Matthew 17:22, the context reads: "The Son of man shall be betrayed into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 the hands of men" That is, the completion of the betrayal into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 the hands of men was not yet completed. However, the words "shall be" are in the present/Active: or [is-being-about], which imply that the motion of this betrayal [is-being-about]:-present/Active];  which concurs with the word: into-εἰς (eis)-G1519, meaning: motion to or unto an object (the hands of men), with the purpose of reaching or touching it. Here is a more simpler example: 

Matthew 25:46

“And these shall go away into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 everlasting punishment: but the righteous into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 life eternal.”

This prophesy has not yet being fulfilled. And this can be proven by the words "shall go away", which are in the Future tense.

Now, below is an example of the word into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 in which the purpose is reached, see:

Matthew 2:11

“And when they were come into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”

 

Here is yet, one more example:

Acts 10:24

“And the morrow after they entered into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 Caesarea: and Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.” 

As you can see, the word into-εἰς (eis)-G1519 is not limited to, nor restricted to the idea of "entering under". The context of the verse will properly dictate and convey the right use of the word into-εἰς (eis)-G1519. Remember, the meaning of the word into-εἰς (eis) denotes: motion to or unto an object, with the purpose of reaching or touching it. The "object" might be a number of things (e.g. house, sea, lake, Jerusalem, ship, hands, bottle, etc.). 

However,

the dilemma is much simpler than it should be. Christians want to know if Revelation 13:16 should be translated with the English word

 (in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case) or, with the English word 

(on-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case); both are a PREposition and both share the same Greek word and case. Below is an example of how the Greek word (on-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case) is used.

But first,

"What does ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 with Genitive case mean? it denotes: on, upon; and answers to the question "Where?"

Matthew 9:2

“And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on-ἐπὶ (epi) G1909-w/Genitive case) a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee.”

*** The use of the Greek word ἐπὶ (epi) which denotes (on, over, upon)  suggests that the man with the palsy was laying (on top//upon//over) his bed. Although the Greek word ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 has multiple renderings, it is important to understand the context of the verse and the inflection/stem/morphology of the word (e.g. speech, tense, voice, mood, case, number, gender), and ask: is the PREposition Greek  word ἐπὶ (epi) G1909 modified into a: Genitive, accusative, or locative/dative case)? WITH THE GENITIVE case, it denotes: on, upon, over, as proceeding or springing from, and answers to the question "Where?" The principle is to begin with the root idea of the case of the preposition’s object, add the basic root meaning of the preposition itself, and then combine the idea of the context. The result of the process will be the meaning of epi in a given place. The preposition’s object may occur in either 1 of the 3 cases:
a. genitive
b. locative/dative
c. accusative

Resultant meanings:
a. with the genitive case: upon, on, at, by, before, over; emphasizing contact.
b. with the locative/dative case: upon, on, at, over, before; emphasizing position.
c. with the accusative case: upon, on, up to, to, over; emphasizing motion or direction.

***to learn more about the Greek word: ἐπὶ (epi), click on the PDF file. Also, google search: "Greek Preposition diagram/chart" and click on images to learn more about Greek prepositions.

Below is another example of the word: (on-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case)

Luke 22:30

“That ye may eat and drink at-(epi)-on-G1909-w/Genitive case) my table in-ἐν (en)-G1722 my kingdom, and sit on-ἐπὶ (epi)-on, upon-G1909-w/Genitive case) thrones judging the twelve Tribes of Israel.”

 

Notice, that neither at-(epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case) nor on-ἐπὶ (epi)-on, upon-G1909-w/Genitive caseportray the idea of drinking (in)side the table or sitting (in)side the throne. But rather, over, on, or upon. On the other hand, the word in-ἐν (en)-G1722 denotes: being or remaining within, with the primary idea of rest and continuance

Below is an example of how the Greek word in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case) is used as it is also found in:

Revelation 13:16: 

("...a mark in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 w/Genitive case) their right hand, or in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 w/Genitive case) their foreheads")

Matthew 4:6

“And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his Angels charge concerning thee, and in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 w/Genitive case) their hands-(Genitive case) they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.”

*** The words: "their hands" are in the Genitive case, same as in Revelation 13:16: ("their-(Genitive case) right hand-(Genitive case)").

The word in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909, is not to be confused with the word (in)-ἐν (en)-G1722. But rather, in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 denotes: on, or upon their hands

At first, there might seem to be some contradiction with the word (in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909, you might be tempted to assume this word means (in)-ἐν (en)-G1722; (in)side the hand. But once you understand how ἐπὶ (epi) is used in the Genitive case, then you will see that the Greek word 

(in-ἐπὶ (epi) with Genitive case, simply answers to the "where", that is, ("their hands:—Mat. 4:6") & ("their right hand:—Rev. 13:16"). To prove this to be true, lets look at another verse that uses the Greek word in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 with the Genitive case. 

Matthew 6:10

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case) earth-(Genitive case), as it is in-ἐν (en)-G1722 heaven.”

*** Again, here is yet another example in which the English word (in) uses two different Greek words. The Greek word in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case) answers to the question "where?"; on, upon, over earth. On the other hand, in-ἐν (en)-G1722, points to what is with(in) heaven; where God dwells. 

Why is this relevant? because this is the same Greek word (in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-w/Genitive case) used in Revelation 13:16.

Now,

lets go back to Revelation 13:16 and apply this understanding. Now we understand that the Greek word in-ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) is answering the question; where?; (i.e. "their right hand"-Genitive case) as in: on, upon. The general understanding is that of superficiality.

However, the word (mark) demands that the mark be more than just superficial, because this mark per definition is engraved, impressed, etched, carved. These words imply "digging" at the hand or forehead. Which technically, describe a mark that is both into the skin, and yet upon the skin. But to be fair, if indeed the Mark involves the use of a needle(s); such as a quantum dot/needle tattoo/patch, then technically, whatever is in that needle(s) will make its way inside the body.  

 In summary, the key word here is (mark) and not: (in) or (on); since both words share the same Greek word-(ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case). The (in or on) simply identifies the location: in, on, upon "their right hand", the true question is, "how" will this (mark:—engraving, impressing, etching, carving) be implemented, and via what?

Below is a list of Greek texts and Bibles that use the Greek Word 

ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909 for Revelation 13:16.

 

Greek Text:

 

Stephanus 1550 Textus Receptus
καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους ἵνα δώσῃ αὐτοῖς χάραγμα
ἐπὶ-(epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς ἢ ἐπὶ-(epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῶν μέτωπων αὐτῶν

Beza 1598 Textus Receptus
Καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας, τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους, καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς, καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους, ἵνα δῶσιν αὐτοῖς χάραγμα
ἐπὶ-(epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς, ἢ ἐπὶ-(epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῶν μέτωπον αὐτῶν·

Scrivener's 1894 Textus Receptus
καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας, τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους, καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς, καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους, ἵνα δώσῃ αὐτοῖς χάραγμα
ἐπὶ-(epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς, ἢ ἐπὶ-(epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῶν μέτωπων αὐτῶν,

Bibles:

King James Bible 1769

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:

King James Bible 1611

And he causeth all, both smal and great rich and poore, free and bond, to receiue a marke in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Bishops Bible 1568

And he made all both smal & great, rich & poore, free & bonde, to receaue a marke in their right hand, or in their forheads.

Geneva Bible 1560

And he made all, both small and great, rich and poore, free and bond, to receiue a marke in their right hand or in their foreheads,

The Great Bible 1539

And he made all, both small & gret, ryche & poore, fre & bond, to receaue a marke in theyr ryght handes or in theyr forheddes.

Matthew's Bible 1537

And he made al both smale and greate, ryche and poore, free and bonde, to receyue a marke in theyr ryght handes, or in theyr forheades.

Coverdale Bible 1535

And he made all bothe smale and greate, ryche and poore, fre and bond, to receaue a marke in their right hondes, or in their forheades.

Tyndale Bible 1534

And he made all bothe smale and grett ryche and poore fre and bond to receave a marke in their right hondes or in their forheddes.

Wycliffe Bible 1382

And he schal make alle, smale and grete, and riche and pore, and fre men and bonde men, to haue a carecter in her riythoond, ethir in her forheedis; 

Even the Corrupt Alexandrian Greek Texts use the Greek word 

ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909. However, they chose the English word (on) instead

of (in)

Greek Text:

Nestle-Aland 28th Edition

καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας, τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους, καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς, καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους, ἵνα δῶσιν αὐτοῖς χάραγμα ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς ἢ ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Accusative case) τὸ μέτωπον αὐτῶν 

Nestle Greek New Testament 1904
καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας, τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους, καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς, καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους, ἵνα δῶσιν αὐτοῖς χάραγμα
ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς ἢ ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Accusative case) τὸ μέτωπον αὐτῶν,

Westcott and Hort 1881
καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας, τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους, καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς, καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους, ἵνα δῶσιν αὐτοῖς χάραγμα
ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς ἢ ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Accusative case) τὸ μέτωπον αὐτῶν,

Tischendorf 8th Edition 1872
καὶ ποιεῖ πάντας, τοὺς μικροὺς καὶ τοὺς μεγάλους, καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους καὶ τοὺς πτωχούς, καὶ τοὺς ἐλευθέρους καὶ τοὺς δούλους, ἵνα δῶσιν αὐτοῖς χάραγμα
ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Genitive case) τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν τῆς δεξιᾶς ἢ ἐπὶ (epi)-G1909-(w/Accusative case) τὸ μέτωπον αὐτῶν,

*** If you notice, the second ἐπὶ (epi) is in the Accusative case. It differs from the Textus Receptus.

Bibles: 

New International Version
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark
on their right hands or on their foreheads,

New Living Translation
He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark
on the right hand or on the forehead.

English Standard Version
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked
on the right hand or the forehead,

New American Standard Bible
And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark
on their right hand or on their forehead,

New King James Version
He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark
on their right hand or on their foreheads,

and many more...

In Closing,

I'd like to say that It is unclear to me what the mark of the beast is/will be. It may be a quantum needle/dot tattoo/patch, scar, number, brand, or implant that's engraved, etched on, upon, the right hand or forehead. What ever method is used, one thing is certain, that no man will be able to buy or sell without it. Remember, the mark must be etched, engraved, impressed, scratched in/on the right hand or forehead 

Perhaps, Revelation 18:23 offers us a clue as to what this mark may possibly be:

Revelation 18:23

“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee: and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy Merchants-ἔμποροί (emporoi)-a trader, (a (wholesale) tradesman, dealer:—merchant) were the great men of the earth: for by-ἐν (en)-in) thy sorceries-φαρμακείᾳ (pharmakeia)-enchantment with drugs, (i.e. the use or the administering of drugs:—medication ("pharmacy"); (by extension:— magic) were all-πάντα (panta)-all, every, the whole) nations-ἔθνη (ethen)-nation, people) deceived-ἐπλανήθησαν (eplanethesan)-to lead astray).”

***We know that a "Pharmacy" sells drugs/medication. And some of these drugs require the use of a needle for administration. Oddly enough, this verse says that (all) (nations) were deceived. Think now, what is happening right now? a pandemic that demands that all nations be vaccinated.

    Perhaps the Covid-19 vaccine is a precursor to the Mark of the beast. Remember, not everyone has a right arm, but most certainly, everyone has a forehead. 

    Do you think is a coincidence that God described satan as a wise serpent in the Garden of Eden?  A snake pierces the skin and delivers its poison thru its fangs, as does also the needle.

If you seek more understanding about the Mark of the Beast, then click the on following link: 

Microchip implants, 666, Chi-Xi-Stigma, Charagma, Epi (ridingthebeast.com)

Speaking of Vaccines,

Did You Know...

that every vaccine has what is called a

"Package Insert for a Vaccine"? 

What goes into a package insert is dictated by the FDA, specifically the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, and Section 314 of the NCVIA, after consultation with the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines.

Much like the package inserts for other medicines, a vaccine package insert includes up to 17 major sections, including:

  1. Indications and Usage – what the vaccine is used for

  2. Dosage and Administration – the recommended dose of vaccine, when and where it should be given, and how to mix it

  3. Dosage Forms and Strengths – available dosage forms

  4. Contraindications – all situations when the vaccine should not be given

  5. Warning and Precautions – all adverse reactions and safety hazards that may occur after getting the vaccine and what you should do if they occur

  6. Adverse Reactions – this section includes clinical trials experience, post-marketing experience, and voluntary reports, and it is very important to understand that it is not always possible to establish a causal relationship to vaccination for these adverse effects. So just because something is listed here, whether it is SIDS, autism, drowning, or a car accident, doesn’t mean that it was actually caused by the vaccine.

  7. Drug Interactions – any reactions you might expect between the vaccine and other drugs

  8. Use in Specific Populations – can include recommendations for use in pregnancy, nursing mothers, pediatric use, and geriatric use

  9.  Drug abuse and dependence – usually blank

  10.  Overdosage – usually blank

  11. Description – general information about the vaccine, including how it was made and all vaccine ingredients.

  12. Clinical Pharmacology – how the vaccine works, including how long you might expect protection to last

  13. Nonclinical Toxicology – must include a section on carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, impairment of fertility, even if it is to say that the vaccine “has not been evaluated for the potential to cause carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, or impairment of male fertility.” (***research: section 13.***) 

  14. Clinical Studies – a discussion of the clinical studies that help us understand how to use the drug safely and effectively

  15. References – when necessary, a list of references that are important to decisions about the use of the vaccine

  16. How Supplied/Storage and Handling

  17. Patient Counseling Information – information necessary for patients to use the drug safely and effectively

 

 

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