14 And he adeceives bthose who dwell on the earth because of cthe signs which it was given him to perform 1din the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who * had the ewound of the sword and has come to life.
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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.
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