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John writes in Revelation about the end of the age. As fun as it would be to talk about that too, I'm actually interested in the secondary and often overlooked point he makes about the saved. It's interesting, often translated dangerously and differently, and worth looking at in at least three translations if at all.Pay close attention to who and what is nonlinear in these translations of the verse, as it shifts pretty radically from one to another!
New International Version
"All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the Lamb's book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world."
New Living Translation
"And all the people who belong to this world worshiped the beast. They are the ones whose names were not written in the Book of Life before the world was made--the Book that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered."
English Standard Version
"and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain."