Rev 13:16

13:16 marked. The mark of the beast is a counterfeit for the seal of God’s name on the saints (7:2–8; 14:1; Ezek. 9). The beast owns those who are marked, and they are his slaves (14:9; 19:20; 20:4). Speculations about a visible mark miss the main point of the spiritual distinction between the two groups.