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2017
-- As of January 20, 2017
A Sigh Of Relief With The Inauguration Of Donald John Trump as President of the United States of America, And Hope For A Prosperous Future For All United States Citizens (we who are a nation called "the melting pot of the world"). We shall be great and exceptionally great again.




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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Gospel of John Chapter 10:1-18 in the KJV and AWPR Translations



John 10:1-18



King James Version (KJV) in aqua Blue
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations Version (AWPR) in Yellow
My Comments are in Green

1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  (KJV) 

1)   Amen.  Amen.  I lay down definite words and say unto you,
      He perhaps not coming and entering through the Door
      into the courtyard - field - pen   of 
      the quadrupeds that walk before or ahead / the Sheep,
      but going and ascending up by another way from elsewhere,
      that one there is a thief
            [who steals either secretly or by fraud]
      and a    
     [brazen - shamelessly open - impudent    and violent]   robber.
      (AWPR)

        
        
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 
(KJV)

2)   Then he coming and entering through the Door
       is Shepherd to 
       the quadrupeds that walk before or ahead / the sheep.
       (AWPR)
            
       

3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.  (KJV)  


3)    To this One    the keeper of the Door / the Door keeper
        open opens,
        and   the quadrupeds that walk before or ahead / the sheep
        hears and listens attentively to the voice of Him (shining forth);
        and He calls forth out - summons - directs
        His own peculiar and private    quadrupeds / Sheep
        of His,  and brings - leads / conducts or carries  them out.
        (AWPR) 


                                      

4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.    (KJV)   

4)   And when - And possibly whensoever
       He takes - ejects - casts out - throws out
       the own peculiar and private    quadrupeds / Sheep  of His,
       (bodily) up in front of them He passes through
       [the flock]   (as from one place to another);
       and the own peculiar and private    quadrupeds / Sheep   
       of His,  to Him accompany together and follow along,
       because they know and are acquainted with the voice of Him.
       (AWPR)  

                           

5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.      (KJV)    

5)   Then    a foreigner - a stranger - someone not one's own 
       certainly not perhaps not  - in no way
       should they accompany together and follow along, 
       but will run and escape in fear  fleeing from him,
       because they certainly do not know nor are acquainted with
       the voice of the  foreigners - strangers - those not their own.
       (AWPR)
                                        

 

6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.     (KJV)         

6)   This,   the allegory -  the figurative discourse
       [to describe a literal reality by the use of substitutes of
         similar or associative characteristics]
       Jesus / Yeshua  said to them.

       Those ones there, then, 

       certainly did not know nor perceive
       which it was He randomly spoke to them.
       (AWPR)       
       

                                             

7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.    (KJV)        

7)   Therefore - Accordingly, again Jesus / Yeshua said to them,
       'Amen.  Amen.  I lay down definite words and say unto you
        that I AM:  the Door of 
        the quadrupeds that walk ahead or before / the Sheep.   
        (AWPR)     

                                                          



8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.    (KJV)       

8)   All who came (so as to make a public appearance) prior to Me
       are thieves  [who steal by stealth or fraud]
       and [shamelessly are open and violent] robbers;
       but the quadrupeds that walk ahead or before / but the Sheep
       certainly did not listen intently to nor hear them.
       (AWPR)                                                          






9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.      (KJV)        

9)   I AM:  the Door.
       Through Me   if perhaps a certain one - if perhaps anyone
       come and enter, 
       he will be delivered - saved (from destruction),
       and will come and enter in,  and go and come out,
       and will find pasturage  [super-abundance to eat (and drink)].
       (AWPR)                           





10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.   (KJV)            

10)    The Thief [who steals secretly or by fraud]
          certainly comes not and enters not 
          except in order that he may steal [secretly],
          and slay / kill   [ as if a sacrifice]   
          and wholly destroy.

          I came - I have come   in order that 

          they may have - hold - possess (and continue to possess)
          eternal life,
          and may have - hold - possess (and continue to possess) 
          it over and above measure - it abundantly and more.
          (AWPR)                           





11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.   
(KJV)              

11)    I AM:  the Shepherd, the Good.
         The Shepherd, the Good,  sets - puts in place - lays down
         His soul     over - in behalf of - for
         the quadrupeds that walk ahead or before / the Sheep.
         (AWPR)
                                               




12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.     (KJV)  

12)    Then, the hired one - the wage earner
          certainly not being a Shepherd whose peculiar own the 
          quadrupeds / Sheep  are, 
          looks closely  and gazes with interest to behold 
          the Wolf coming and entering in,
          and forsakes - abandons - leaves and quits
          the quadrupeds / the Sheep
          and escapes - flees:
          and the Wolf  with (open and naked) violence
          seizes and snatches them away
          and scatters the Sheep.
          (AWPR) 
                                            




13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.  (KJV)                    

13)   Then, the hired one - the wage earner
        escapes - flees    because he is    a hired one - a wage earner;
        and (there)  is certainly not a   care - interest - concern
        to him  round about - concerning the Sheep.
        (AWPR)                                             



   

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.    
(KJV)      

14)     I AM:  the Shepherd, the Good.        
          And I know (by inquiry and examination)  
          (those that are) Mine,
          and am known (by inquiry and examination) 
          (from) under - through    Mine.
          (AWPR)                                         





15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.    (KJV)        

15)   According as the Father knows Me (by inquiry and examination),
        I also know the Father (by inquiry and examination).

        And the soul of Me, I set - put - lay down  for 

        the quadrupeds / the Sheep.
        (AWPR)                                                    





16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.   
(KJV)            

16)   And other Sheep of the same kind 
        I have - hold - possess (and continue to possess)          
        which are certainly not out of this courtyard / (sheep) fold.

        And from that place,

        it is inevitably necessary for Me to lead - carry - remove.

        And the voice of Me they will hear and intently listen to,

        and will be one flock (under) one Shepherd.
        (AWPR)                                        





17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.     (KJV)                            

17)   Through this, the father joyously loves Me,
         because I set - put - place - lay down    the soul of Me
        in order that  I may take and seize it  (up)  again.
        (AWPR)




18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.       (KJV)                              

18)   Certainly not anyone - Certainly not even one
        takes up, removes, and carries it away from Me;
        but I set it - put it - place it - lay it down,
        and I have - hold - possess (and continue to possess)
        the (unhindered) authority of right, might, and power
        to take and seize it (up).

        This one Commandment - Charge - Commission

        I have received and taken up 
        from the presence - side - vicinity  of the Father of Me.'
        (AWPR)         


 Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine, should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent, and to get the full context and understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written.    Thanks.  -- Brianroy











Saturday, April 26, 2014

Guest Blog - Mac Slavo on Mark of the Beast Human Microchip Implants. With Bonus of Revelation 13 in AWPR by Brianroy.

The Mark: Scientist Claims Human Microchip Implants Will Become “Not Optional”

Mac Slavo
April 24th, 2014
SHTFplan.com

 http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-mark-scientist-claims-human-microchip-implants-will-become-not-optional_04242014

tracking-chip
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, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.…
Revelations 13:16-17
Technologies designed specifically to track and monitor human beings have been in development for at least two decades.


In the virtual realm, software programs are now capable of watching us in real time, going so far as to make predictions about our future behaviors and sending alerts to the appropriate monitoring station depending on how a computer algorithm flags your activities. That is in and of itself a scary proposition.


What may be even scarier, however, is what’s happening in the physical realm. According to researches working on human-embedded microchips it’s only a matter of time before these systems achieve widespread acceptance.


Chances are you’re carrying a couple of RFID microchips now. And if you are, they’re sending out a 15-digit number that identifies you. That number can be picked up by what’s called an ISO compliant scanner. And they’re everywhere, too.



It’s not possible to interact with society in a meaningful way by not having a mobile phone. I think human implants are likely to go along a very similar route. It would be such a disadvantage to not have the implant that it essentially becomes not optional.
Video Report:


(Watch at The Age)


Your initial reaction to this idea may be one of disbelief. There’s no way society would accept such a device. Why would anyone want to implant this in their body?


Consider for a moment where we are right now. For decades Americans rejected the notion that they would submit to being tracked or recorded.


Yet, just about every American now carries a mobile phone. They’re so prevalent, in fact, that many consider it a “right,” prompting the government to actually provide subsidies to those who can’t afford one on their own.


Embedded in every one of those phones is an RFID chip that can track our every movement via GPS or cell tower triangulation. Moreover, those microphones and cameras that come standard on every phone can be remotely activated by law enforcement surveillance systems, a capability that has existed since the early 2000′s.


But as intrusive as these devices are, they are accepted as the norm by billions of people world wide. Not only that, but no one had to “force” them on us. We are, it seems, the masters of our own enslavement. And we pay top dollar to have the best tracking device money can buy!
Granted, one can simply disconnect from “the grid” by throwing away their cell phone. But, the direction these new monitoring technologies are moving coupled with continued government expansion of surveillance suggests that microchip RFID technology will eventually be non-voluntary.
Michael Snyder of The Truth Wins asks What will you do when you can no longer buy or sell without submitting to biometric identification?


This technology is going to keep spreading, and it is going to become harder and harder to avoid it.
And it is easy to imagine what a tyrannical government could do with this kind of technology.  If it wanted to, it could use it to literally track the movements and behavior of everyone.

And one day, this kind of technology will likely be so pervasive that you won’t be able to open a bank account, get a credit card or even buy anything without having either your hand or your face scanned first.


It’s difficult to imagine a populace that will freely submit to such digital bondage. But as has been the case with the degradation of personal privacy and rights in America, be assured it won’t simply become law over night.


First, the technologies will need to be generally accepted by society. It’ll start with real-time consumer based products like Google Glass. The older generations may reject it, but in a couple of years you can bet that tens of millions of kids, teens and younger adults will be roaming the streets while sporting cool shades, interactive web surfing and the capability to record everything around them and upload it to the internet instantly.


Next, as we’re already seeing from early adopters, RFID chips will be voluntarily implanted under our skin for everything from access to high security buildings to grocery store purchases.
Eventually, once the concept is generally accepted by the majority, it will become our new “social security number.”


To gain access to official services, you’ll need to be a verified human. Without verification you won’t even be able to purchase a six pack of beer, let alone get medical care or a driver’s license.
Whether we like it or not this is the future. Every purchase you make and every step you take will be tracked by a tiny 15-digit passive microchip, meaning that the only way to “turn it off” will be to physically remove it from your body.


In essence, we’ll soon live in a world of Always On Monitoring.


Our children and grandchildren – at least most of them – will likely not only submit to implantation, they’ll gladly pay the costs so that they, too, can “interact with society in a meaningful way.”



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As a bonus, I am enclosing my Revelation Chapter 13 post, which I have colored the text, lightly edited for clarity, and added a comment on verse 16, which steers us away from the implanted microchip to look for a liquified computer circuitry in biometric tatooing appilcations and laser technologies.  -- Brianroy




Revelation 13


King James Version (KJV) in aqua Blue
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations Version (AWPR) in Yellow
My Comments are in Green



 1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.     (KJV)
          (1)    And I stood fast upon the sand      [upon the beach]
                   of the (enclosed) Sea.
                     [the Mediterranean Sea's Aegean Sea @
                      the island of Patmos]
                  
                   And behold, look and see; I saw Therion
                   ascending / coming up out of the (enclosed) Sea
                   having - possessing 7 heads and 10 [fully developed] horns,
                   and upon the [fully developed] horns of it
                   Names of Blasphemy
                   
                  [Names of Libelous Evil - Names of Abusive Profanity 
                    toward GOD].  
                   (AWPR)



 2And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.      (KJV)
          
          (2)   And the Therion which I saw - perceived - beheld
                  was the same as - like unto a Leopard / Panther,
                  and the feet / paws of it as (that of) a bear,
                  and the mouth - opening of it as (the) mouth – opening
                  of a lion.

                  And the Dragon-Serpent of its own will
                  gave - bestowed - entrusted
                  the forceful and miraculous power of it,
                  and the throne [the manifest dominion seat of power]
                  of it,                 
                  and great authority - power - permission to do or not do  
                  [as it so desired].                          (AWPR)



 3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.      (KJV)
          
          (3)    And behold, look and see; I saw one of the heads of it 
                   as having been slain 
                              [ bloodily and with great violence, 
                                so that the body is fully limp and pale,
                                definitely lifeless,
                                and the blood is as if drained to the outside of it ]
                  into death, 
                  and the death wound / injury of it was ministered to 
                  and miraculously healed;
                  and the whole Earth was struck with 
                  astonishment and wonder 
                  behind and to the rear of the Therion.     (AWPR) 



 4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?     (KJV)


          (4)   And they paid homage - fell down before - respected 
                  and adored
                  the Dragon - Serpent who of his own will 
                  gave - bestowed upon - entrusted
                  authority - permission - power to do or not do
                 [as it so desired]
                  to the Therion:
                  and they paid homage - fell down before - respected
                  and adored
                  the Therion, speaking / saying,
                        'Who is like as / of the same kind as the Therion?
                         Who is able - capable to make war /  a battle of war  
                          [by means of the production of shaking and 
                           destroying, with the hand]-
                         with it?      
                        (AWPR)



 
 5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.     (KJV)

          (5)   And was bestowed - given over to it a mouth-opening
                  speaking /saying 
                  great things and blasphemies
                           [vile slander and abusive profanity toward GOD];
                  and was given over - bestowed upon - entrusted to it
                  authority - permission - power to
                  act - make - form - produce - bring about
                  for 42 months     
                 [ 3 and  1/2 years].     
                 (AWPR)



 6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.      (KJV)


          (6)   And it open-opened the mouth-opening of it
                  into blasphemy - profane cursing and denigration
                  up to and alongside / with GOD
                  to blaspheme - curse - denigrate the NAME of Him,
                  and the Tabernacle - Tent - Booth (- Dwelling Place) of Him,
                  and those in Heaven Tabernacling - Tenting (- Dwelling).   
                 (AWPR)




 7And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.      (KJV)


          (7)   And was bestowed - given over to it
                  to make - form - cause - bring about - produce war
                  with - after - in the midst of
                  the holy - sacred - set apart ones / the Saints,
                  and to prevail - overcome - conquer - subdue - be 
                  victorious over them:

                  and was bestowed - given over to it
                  authority - permission - - power to do or not do 
                  [ as it so desired]
                  upon / over every tribe and tongue / language and nation.     
                  (AWPR) 



 8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.      (KJV)


          (8)   And will fall prostrate before - show respect and do 
                  obeisance - worship it
                  all those dwelling in permanent structures upon the Earth
                  (those) who (were) certainly NOT  
                  written - inscribed - engraved
                  in the Scroll - Volume - Book of Eternal Life of the Lamb
                  having been slain as a sacrifice from
                  (the) casting / throwing down of the Foundation / the 
                  Founding of mankind
                  in the world.     
                   (AWPR)
                  



 9If any man have an ear, let him hear.     (KJV)


           (9)   If anyone has-possesses an ear,  
                   let him  attentively hear.     
                   (AWPR)


 


 10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.      (KJV)
          (10)  If anyone has captivity
                  to lead and gather - assembling together,
                  into captivity he goes secretly - by stealth - out of sight.

                  If anyone by - before - in the presence of - or with
                  a sword - knife will slay - slaughter - kill - put to death,
                  must needs be - it is necessary - it is inevitable (that)
                  he  by - before - in the presence of - or with
                  a sword - knife  be slain - slaughtered - killed - put to death.

                  Here, in this, is the patience - the patient endurance to
                  bear up under suffering
                  and the faith - trust - (means of) fidelity to win over
                  of the holy - sacred - set apart (ones) / the Saints.    
                 (AWPR)
       


 11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.      (KJV)


          (11)  And behold, look and see;  I saw
                   another Therion of the same kind
                   ascending - rising - coming up out of the Earth,
                   and it had - held - possessed two horns,
                   one and the same as a lamb,
                   and spoke at random in what manner or way as a 
                  Dragon - Serpent. 
                   (AWPR)


 12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.       (KJV)


          (12)  And all the authority - permission - power to do or
                   not do [as it so desires]
                   of the first - foremost - chief Therion
                   it does - makes - causes - forms - produces - brings about
                   in the face of - in the presence of - before it 
                   [the chief Therion].

                  And it makes - causes - brings about the Earth
                  and those dwelling in permanent dwellings,
                  in order that they should fall down - show respect and
                  obeisance - (and) worship
                  the first - foremost - chief  Therion
                  of which the death wound - injury of it
                  was ministered to and healed.     
                  (AWPR)



 13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,     (KJV)
          (13)  And it does - makes - causes - forms - produces - 
                  brings about
                   great notable miracles - miraculous signs of significance
                   for the purpose thereof.

                   Even fire it makes - produces - causes - brings about
                   to descend - come down - go down out of heaven into
                   the Earth,
                   in the eye of - in the face of - in the presence of - before
                   the men. 
                   (AWPR) 



 14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.      (KJV)



          (14)  And it seductively deceives - causes to wander and go
                   astray - leads into error
                   those dwelling in permanent dwellings upon the Earth
                   through the notable miracles - miraculous signs of 
                   significance  for the purpose thereof
                   which  were bestowed upon - given over for it
                   to do - make - cause - perform - produce - bring about
                   in the face of - in the presence of - before   the Therion,
                   speaking / saying  to those dwelling in permanent dwellings 
                   upon the Earth
                   to make - produce - bring forth
                  [ as completed - finished]
                   an Image - a likeness / copy / representation drawn or
                   impressed from the original
                   to the Therion
                   who has - possesses the stricken injury - wound by the
                   strike / blow  of the knife - sword 
                   and lived    [actively thereafter].    
                   (AWPR)       




 15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.     (KJV)



          (15)   And was given over to - bestowed upon to it
                    to give over - bestow 
                    a spirit [ of life, breathing / drawing breath] 
                   to  the Image - the likeness / copy / representation drawn or 
                   impressed from the original
                   of the Therion
                   in order that the Image of the Therion might also 
                   speak at random,
                    and might make - produce - cause - bring about as many
                    as may not
                    fall down - show respect and obeisance - worship
                    up to and alongside the Image of the Therion,
                    in order that they may be slain - killed - put to death.   
                    (AWPR)




 16And 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:       (KJV)


 (16)   And it brings about - causes - makes all, 
            the small / little and the great / large,
            and the materially rich - prosperous - lacking nothing
            and the begging poor - materially helpless - completely
            destitute, 
            and the free - independent - unconstrained (ones) 
            and the slaves - servants:
            in order that it may give to - bestow - put upon them
            a Stamp - cut Engraving - Mark
            upon the right hand [inclusive of the wrist area]  of them
            or upon the Forehead of them /  or upon the midst of 
            the  eye of them:
            (AWPR)
                                
[Note:  The implication appears to be as if a laser engraving and almost liquified circuitry upon the eye, and a tattoo upon the wrist, both having a symbolism and active biometric computer feeding off the living body to operate at a very low amperage, while also possessing an advanced variation of the current 666 binary bar-code, in which each label of merchandise you buy possesses three differing bars of thickness and an encoding to help identify the object and aid in pricing.  The implication of this verse indicates that a new more advanced 666 version like the implantable chip is coming, but it will take a technological form more advanced than a chip.  When liquified circuity and tattooing, as well as liquified circuitry and laser engraving, come together as an experimental technology, WATCH OUT!!!  
However, this technology could possibly be held back from being available until after the Enochian Rapture before the Tribulation, and and not in place until after the the Elijahn Rapture 3 1/2 years into the Tribulation, which launches the Great Tribulation Period of the last 3 1/2 years in which the world's population dramatically dwindles to perhaps less than 500,000,000 before Jesus returns to stay, and sets His feet upon the Mount of Olives stops all the killing after Himself slaying those enemies of Him and saving the last remnant of the Jewish people yet alive upon the Earth at that time. 
-- Brianroy ]


   
 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.      (KJV)
          (17)   also,
                    in order that (they) may not have the power or
                    be able 
                    to buy or  trade - barter - sell
                    except he may be having - possessing the Mark, 
                    or the Name of the Therion,
                    or the number of the Name of it.    
                   (AWPR)


 18Here 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)


 (18)   Here is Wisdom - deep knowledge and insight:
           The (one) having - possessing 
           the mind to perceive - recognize - intelligently 
           understand,
           let him count - reckon - calculate the number 
           of the Therion,
           for - because it is the number of a man,
           and the number of it (is) 666.   
           (AWPR)
                 



 Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent.     Thanks.  -- Brianroy 


Commentary and Addendum :

----I have formalized the word Therion as the designation of the creature the King James translates as the "Beast", because I believe it to be a more proper designation.  In effect, this Therion isn't simply a "wild animal" or "beast" in the usual sense; it is as if a specific "monster creature."  Therefore, in order to be true to the Text, you will see me translate as stated.   

Polycarp became John's appointed Bishop in Smyrna, in or about February 70 A.D. months prior to the fall of Jerusalem.   In or about 108 - 114 A.D.  Bishop Polycarp had young Irenaeus as one of his pupils.   Polycarp served directly under the guidance, counseling, instruction, and authority of the Apostle John for some 26 years, and regularly visited him in Ephesus, until John died during the Roman reign of Nerva.
Thanks .  -- Brianroy


The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 1.
Editors, Reverend Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson 
1885 American Edition Edited by A. Clevland Coxe

Irenaeus, Against Heresies, Book 5
Chapter XXX.—Although certain as to the number of the name of Antichrist, yet we should come to no rash conclusions as to the name itself, because this number is capable of being fitted to many names. Reasons for this point being reserved by the Holy Spirit. Antichrist’s reign and death.


1. Such, then, being the state of the case, and this number being found 
in all the most approved and ancient copies 

[ ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς σπουδαίοις καὶ ἀρχαίοις ἀντιγράφοις ]

and those men who saw John face to face bearing their testimony; while reason also leads us to conclude that the number of the name of the Beast [the Therion] according to the Greek mode of calculation by the [value of] the letters contained in it, will amount to 600 and 60 and 6; that is, the number of tens shall be equal to that of the hundreds, and the number of hundreds equal to that of the units (for that number which [expresses] the digit six being adhered to throughout, indicates the recapitulations of that apostasy, taken in its full extent, which occurred at the beginning, during the intermediate periods, and which shall take place at the end)


2. These men, therefore, ought to learn [what really is the state of the case], and go back to the true number of the name, that they be not reckoned among false prophets. But, knowing the sure number declared by Scripture, that is, six hundred sixty and six, let them await, in the first place, the division of the kingdom into ten; then, in the next place, when these kings are reigning, and beginning to set their affairs in order, and advance their kingdom, [let them learn] to acknowledge that he who shall come claiming the kingdom for himself, and shall terrify those men of whom we have been speaking, having a name containing the aforesaid number, is truly the abomination of desolation. This, too, the apostle affirms: “When they shall say, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction shall come upon them.”  [  1 Thess. v. 3. ] 
      
       And Jeremiah does not merely point out his sudden coming, but he even indicates the tribe from which he shall come, where he says, “We shall hear the voice of his swift horses from Dan; the whole earth shall be moved by the voice of the neighing of his galloping horses: he shall also come and devour the earth, and the fulness thereof, the city also, and they that dwell therein.”  [ Jer. viii. 16. ] This, too, is the reason that this tribe is not reckoned in the Apocalypse along with those which are saved. [  Rev. vii. 5–7  cf. Judg. xviii. ]

3. It is therefore more certain, and less hazardous, to await the fulfilment of the prophecy, than to be making surmises, and casting about for any names that may present themselves, inasmuch as many names can be found possessing the number mentioned; and the same question will, after all, remain unsolved. For if there are many names found possessing this number, it will be asked which among them shall the coming man bear. It is not through a want of names containing the number of that name that I say this, but on account of the fear of God, and zeal for the truth: for the name Evanthas (ΕΥΑΝΘΑΣ) contains the required number, but I make no allegation regarding it. Then also Lateinos (ΛΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ) has the number six hundred and sixty-six; and it is a very probable [solution], this being the name of the last kingdom [of the four seen by Daniel]. For the Latins are they who at present bear rule.   I will not, however, make any boast over this. Teitan too, (ΤΕΙΤΑΝ, the first syllable being written with the two Greek vowels ε and ι, among all the names which are found among us, is rather worthy of credit. For it has in itself the predicted number, and is composed of six letters, each syllable containing three letters; and [the word itself] is ancient, and removed from ordinary use; for among our kings we find none bearing this name Titan, nor have any of the idols which are worshipped in public among the Greeks and barbarians this appellation.

 Among many persons, too, this name is accounted divine, so that even the sun is termed “Titan” by those who do now possess [the rule]. This word, too, contains a certain outward appearance of vengeance, and of one inflicting merited punishment because he (Antichrist) pretends that he vindicates the oppressed. And besides this, it is an ancient name, one worthy of credit, of royal dignity, and still further, a name belonging to a tyrant. Inasmuch, then, as this name “Titan” has so much to recommend it, there is a strong degree of probability, that from among the many [names suggested], we infer, that perchance he who is to come shall be called “Titan.” We will not, however, incur the risk of pronouncing positively as to the name of Antichrist; for if it were necessary that his name should be distinctly revealed in this present time, it would have been announced by him who beheld the apocalyptic vision.
...


Chapter XXIX.—All things have been created for the service of man. The deceits, wickedness, and apostate power of Antichrist. This was prefigured at the deluge, as afterwards by the persecution of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

2. And there is therefore in this beast, when he comes, a recapitulation made of all sorts of iniquity and of every deceit, in order that all apostate power, flowing into and being shut up in him, may be sent into the furnace of fire. Fittingly, therefore, shall his name possess the number six hundred and sixty-six, since he sums up in his own person all the commixture of wickedness which took place previous to the deluge, due to the apostasy of the angels. For Noah was six hundred years old when the deluge came upon the earth, sweeping away the rebellious world, for the sake of that most infamous generation which lived in the times of Noah. And [Antichrist] also sums up every error of devised idols since the flood, together with the slaying of the prophets and the cutting off of the just. For that image which was set up by Nebuchadnezzar had indeed a height of sixty cubits, while the breadth was six cubits; on account of which Ananias, Azarias, and Misaël, when they did not worship it, were cast into a furnace of fire, pointing out prophetically, by what happened to them, the wrath against the righteous which shall arise towards the [time of the] end. For that image, taken as a whole, was a prefiguring of this man’s coming, decreeing that he should undoubtedly himself alone be worshipped by all men. Thus, then, the six hundred years of Noah, in whose time the deluge occurred because of the apostasy, and the number of the cubits of the image for which these just men were sent into the fiery furnace, do indicate the number of the name of that man in whom is concentrated the whole apostasy of six thousand years, and unrighteousness, and wickedness, and false prophecy, and deception; for which things’ sake a cataclysm of fire shall also come [upon the earth].