Revelation 16:13a
Revelation 16, Page 15

Bible, KJV Translation
16:13  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Re-evaluation Translation
16:13  Yehuveh’s
anointed instructors saw, proceeding from the false economic system, from the false governmentals, and from the false religious systems, three life-forces which corrupted humanity by tearing men away from Yehuveh.

Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 16:13 (21 April 2008):  The Interlinear Bible word order is significantly different in this verse: “And I saw from the mouth of the dragon, and from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet spirits three unclean like frogs.” This change in phrasing greatly alters the meaning of this verse. It makes considerable more sense to discuss “spirits unclean like frogs,” [the uncleanness is like that of frogs] than  “unclean spirits like frogs” [the spirits are like frogs, an incredibly strange idea].”
“I saw” is Yehuveh’s anointed instructors witnessed. See Revelation 1:1.
“Come out of the mouth,” is more accurately, “from the severing.” If the verse is thus returned to its Greek structure, it reads: “I saw from the severance of the dragon, and from the severance of the beast, and from the severance of the false prophet spirits three unclean like frogs.” Come out are supplied words not present in the Greek text. Mouth is from stoma [G4750], “the mouth; the edge of a sword,” a derivative of the primary temno meaning “to cut, by a single stroke.” Regarding mouth, study the notes on Revelation 9:19. What Jeremiah stated of rebellious Israel is here likewise stated to be true of the dragon [the global socio-economic system now in place, discussed in notes on Revelation 12:4], the beast [the global governments even now rising, discussed in notes on Revelation 13:1 and 13:11], and the false prophet [those who speak for Yehuveh without seeking truth, as discussed below]: “This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of Yehuveh their Elohim, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.” Jeremiah 7:28.
“Of the false prophet,” describes anyone who speaks for or otherwise represents Yehuveh, but does so dishonestly and dishonorably. Isaiah 9:15 calls them “the prophet that teacheth lies,” and Jeremiah 14:14 explains: “The prophets prophesy lies in My name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” These spokesmen teaching lies include pastors, priests, rabbis, professors, teachers, and, unfortunately very often, parents and friends. But though almost every individual who “inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit,” has at some time passed these things on, the Scriptures are focused on those who perpetually teach these lies without seeking to find truth and redirect their lives. False prophet is from a compound Greek word, pseudoprophetes [G5578], “one who, acting the part of a divinely inspired prophet, utters falsehoods under the name of divine prophecies,” and is used only three times in Revelation [16:13; 19:20; 20:10]. Jeremiah 16:19. [Other references to false prophets include: 1 Kings 13:18; 22:22-24; Isaiah 28:17; 29:10; 30:10; Jeremiah 5:31; 14:14-15; 23:9, 14-15, 25-27; 27:9-10, 14-15; 28:13-16; 29:21-22; 37:19; Lamentations 2:14; Ezekiel 13:1-16, 19, 22; Hosea 9:8; Zechariah 13:3; Malachi 2:9].

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               21 April 2008
Latest Update:                     15 June 2008

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