That beast is one of the seven kings who will return as the eighth king, but only to be destroyed. Good News Translation And the beast that was once alive, but lives no longer, is itself an eighth king who is one of the seven and is going off to be destroyed. Holman Christian Standard Bible The beast that was and is not, is himself an eighth king, yet he belongs to the seven and is going to destruction. International Standard Version The beast that was and is no longer is the eighth king, but it belongs with the seven kings and goes to its destruction.
NET Bible The beast that was, and is not, is himself an eighth king and yet is one of the seven, and is going to destruction. New Heart English Bible The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction.
It belongs with the seven kings and goes to its destruction. Jubilee Bible And the beast that was, and is not, is also the eighth king, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. King James Bible And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. American King James Version And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition. American Standard Version And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into perdition.
Douay-Rheims Bible And the beast which was, and is not: the same also is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into destruction. Darby Bible Translation And the beast that was and is not, he also is an eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into destruction. English Revised Version And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into perdition.
Webster's Bible Translation And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Weymouth New Testament And the Wild Beast which once existed but does not now exist--he is an eighth king and yet is one of the seven and he goes his way into perdition. World English Bible The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction.
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Young's Literal Translation and the beast that was, and is not, he also is eighth, and out of the seven he is, and to destruction he doth go away. Revelation One of the heads of the beast appeared to be fatally wounded. But the mortal wound was healed, and the whole world marveled and followed the beast. In practice, religious authorities rarely apply these standards against the behaviors of the rich and powerful. Instead, the seven deadly sins have been more useful in keeping the poor in their place and thus maintaining the status quo.
Religion is frequently used to promote ideologies which help people accept their lot in life rather than struggle for something different and better. Furthermore, there are no intellectual sins of any sort here. Adopting or promoting beliefs on the basis of irrational feelings and without empirical evidence isn't a problem.
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Not even lying is a deadly sin here -- lying out of love or in the service of God, for example, is less sinful than being angry over injustice and the lies of others. What kind of system is this? This is why secular, atheistic philosophies have not retained or perpetuated these "sins" in any way. In Christian tradition, sins with the most serious impact on spiritual development were classified as "deadly sins. John Cassian offered one of the first lists with eight: gluttony, fornication, avarice, anger, dejection tristitia , sloth accedia , vainglory and pride. Gregory the Great created the definitive list of seven: pride, envy, anger, dejection, avarice, gluttony and lust.
Each of deadly capital sin comes with related, minor sins and are contrasted with seven cardinal and contrary virtues. Share Flipboard Email. Austin Cline, a former regional director for the Council for Secular Humanism, writes and lectures extensively about atheism and agnosticism.
Job He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.
Updated March 02, Pride : Pride Vanity , is the excessive belief in one's abilities, such that you don't give credit to God. Aquinas argued that all other sins stem from Pride, so critiques of the Christian notion of sin generally should start here: "inordinate self-love is the cause of every sin We can contrast this with Aristotle's description of pride, or respect for oneself, as the greatest of all virtues. Rational pride makes a person harder to rule and dominate.
Envy : Envy is a desire to possess what others have, whether material objects like cars or character traits, like a positive outlook or patience.
Making envy a sin encourages Christians to be satisfied with what they have rather than object to others' unjust power or seek to gain what others have. Gluttony : Gluttony is usually associated with eating too much, but it has a broader connotation of trying to consume more of anything that you actually need, food included.
Teaching that gluttony is a sin is a good way to encourage those with very little to not want more and to be content with how little they are able to consume since more would be sinful.
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Lust : Lust is the desire to experience physical, sensual pleasures not just those which are sexual , causing us to ignore more important spiritual needs or commandments.