Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Revelation 13:8


and all those who live on the earth will worship the beast, 1  everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world 2  in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed. 3 


Ex 32:32; Isa 4:3; Da 12:1; Lu 10:20; Joh 1:29; Eph 1:4; Php 4:3; Tit 1:2; 1Pe 1:19,20; Re 3:5,20; Re 5:6-9,12; Re 12:15; Re 13:3,4,14,15; Re 17:8; Re 21:27

NET © Notes

tn Grk “it”; the referent (the beast) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tn The prepositional phrase “since the foundation of the world” is traditionally translated as a modifier of the immediately preceding phrase in the Greek text, “the Lamb who was killed” (so also G. B. Caird, Revelation [HNTC], 168), but it is more likely that the phrase “since the foundation of the world” modifies the verb “written” (as translated above). Confirmation of this can be found in Rev 17:8 where the phrase “written in the book of life since the foundation of the world” occurs with no ambiguity.

tn Or “slaughtered”; traditionally, “slain.”

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