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: AKJV
He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, NIV
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, NASB
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, NKJV
He required everyone–great and small, rich and poor, slave and free–to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. New Living Translation
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, RSV
What’s the difference between in and on? It’s a big difference if you take into account the interpretation of the what the mark of the beast is going to be. For centuries, people have thought that the mark of the beast was going to be a tattoo. With the recent increase in technology, many people have come to believe that the mark will be an implantable transponder, known as a “biochip.” This device would be implanted in the skin. The King James rendering allows for both interpretations, the tattoo and the biochip, since a tattoo can also be described as “in” the hand (injected dyes). The other versions only allow for the tattoo interpretation.
Some new Bible Versions Outright Recommend the number of the Beast:
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. (KJV)
This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666. (NIV)
his calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six. (RSV)
Wisdom is needed to understand this. Let the one who has understanding solve the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666. (NLT) But a footnote reads Or of humanity.
These “bibles” are all Satanic trash and should be disposed of properly. If you have a Bible that says that 666 is “man’s number,” you need to burn it ASAP.