Verichip, the Bite of the Serpent

Verichip and 666 - Epi, Charagma, and Chi-Xi-Stigma

There are many people out there pointing to microchips like the Verichip to fit the role of the Mark of the Beast. Most of the time Biblical evidence to support such claims is lacking. One may even begin to think that such support doesn't exist. But if we look closely at the Greek words directly associated with the Mark of the Beast, such as Epi, Charagma, and Chi-Xi-Stigma, it becomes clear that Biblical support for such a mark is very strong.

Epi - Looking into the Language of Revelation

One of the most common claims against a microchip implant is that the Mark of the Beast is supposed to be "on" the hand or forehead and not "in" the hand or forehead. Do Revelation 13:16, Revelation 14:9-10, and Revelation 20:4 refer to a mark in the body or on the body?

The overwhelming majority of available translations opt for on. In fact, most modern versions use on. In contrast, all early versions from 1380 to 1833 side with in. That includes Wycliffe's Bible (1380), Tyndale's (1525), Coverdale's (1535), The Bishop's Bible (1568), The Geneva Bible (1587), the much beloved King James Version (1611), Wesley's Bible (1755), and finally Webster's Bible (1883). It wasn't until Darby's Bible in 1890 that doubt was cast against in.

It's not easy to discard the work of early Christian martyrs, or the 54 scholars that painstakingly translated the KJV by committee [1], as well as the work of the wordsmith Noah Webster, a man who single-handedly wrote his own dictionary [2]. It would be foolish to write off such faith and dedication in favor of modern versions whose paid translators didn't have the foresight to see how "in" could actually make sense.

According to Strong's Concordance [3], both "in" and "on" are valid translations of the Greek word epi. Epi's many definitions include "into", "in a place", and "among", all of which perfectly describe the placement of modern day RFID implants such as Applied Digital Solution's Verichip. The Verichip is easily injected "into" the body, "in a place" of the hand or forehead, and remains "among" the flesh.

A syringe will also leave a puncture mark on the surface of the skin, which may even scar depending on the size and shape of the puncture.

Strong's definition of "among" really starts to make sense when one considers the patented BioBond [4] coating that enables the surrounding tissues to fuse with an otherwise smooth glass capsule. BioBond was a solution to the problem of RFID microchips migrating when implanted under the skin of household pets. This coating makes the Verichip implant very difficult to remove without surgery and is what makes it "stick". In other words, like the Verichip, the Mark of the Beast is likely to stay once implanted.

Charagma - The Mark in Mark of the Beast

The Greek word for mark is charagma. Strong's Concordance defines charagma as "a scratch or etching", "a badge of servitude", "graven", and finally "mark" [5]. Strong's also notes that charagma is directly related to the Greek word charax, which means "to sharpen to a point" and also describes "a stake" [6].

As noted above, one of the definitions of Charagma is graven. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines graven as follows: "1. To sculpt or carve; engrave. 2. To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently."

Liddell and Scott's An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon defines charagma as "the mark of a pointed instrument, a tattoo-mark, brand" [7].

From these definitions we get a clear picture of a surface being pierced by a sharp point, or the act of using a tool to engrave. The relationship between the Mark of the Beast (charagma) and a syringe that pierces the skin is obvious. It's also been noted that a microchip is etched or engraved during it's production [8].

The definitions of charagma — coupled with the fact that the Verichip is injected using a specialized syringe — make it clear that the Mark of the Beast could very well be a microchip injected into the hand.

The earliest use of the word Charagma outside of the Bible describes the piercing bite of a snake. There's a disturbing connection between the piercing serpent Satan (Isaiah 27:1), the "bite of the serpent" (charagma), and a syringe-injectable microchip like the Verichip. This verse brings to mind the serpent in Revelation 20:2 which gives power to the Beast (Revelation 13:4).

"[Charagma] is an engraved, etched, branded or inscribed 'mark' or 'sign'. Closest to the original sense[...] is the earliest example in Soph. Phil., 267, where [charagma] denotes the bite of a snake."
Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (vol 9, page 416)

"any mark engraved, imprinted, or branded, ch. echidnes the serpent's mark, i.e. its bite, sting"
Charagma - Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon
A serpent's fang compared to the Verichip and syringe

I challenge you to think of something in the natural world that resembles a syringe more closely than the fang of a snake!

The book of Amos mentions the day of the Lord and a serpent bite to the hand in consecutive verses. The lion and bear mentioned in the same passage also bring to mind the beast in Revelation 13:2. This may foreshadow the Mark of the Beast in the last days.

Amos 5:18-19
  1. Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
  2. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

There's an important warning in verse 18 about desiring the last days. Even though we may recogize the signs of the times, we should in no way desire or try to hasten them because they are full of pain and suffering. Consider the following:

He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. Ecclesiastes 10:8

A hedge symbolizes protection, so let God take care of you! It may prove to be a blessing to give your life rather than accept the bite of the serpent, the charagma, the Mark of the Beast.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4

Chi-Xi-Stigma - Six Hundred Threescore and Six - 666

Here 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. Revelation 13:18

Early Biblical translators chose to spell out the number 666 - Six hundred threescore and six. This is one of the rare exceptions in the English Bible where a number is spelled out instead of using a numeric representation. This treatment of 666 brings focus to the individual characters which allow us to gain a further understanding of the Mark of the Beast.

If we look at the Greek we see that 666 is presented with three letters: Chi - Xi - Stigma. The numeric values of these three Greek letters add up to 666.

Xi Chi Stigma = 600 60 6 = 666

It should be noted that stigma is based on the ancient Greek digamma and must not be confused with the modern Greek sigma. It carried the meaning of "'a mark, dot, puncture' or generally 'a sign', from the verb στίζω ('to puncture')" [9], as well as "[a] mark from a pointed instrument, often as a sign of ownership: mark, brand, tattoo." [10]

Strong's Concordance gives stigma the following definition: "to 'stick' ... a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership) ... mark."

The definitions of stigma and charagma are remarkably similar. They both support the idea of a pointed instrument used to inject a microchip like the Verichip.

Stigma has also made it into the English language where it's defined as "a mark of infamy or disgrace". There's an obvious carryover from it's use in Revelation.

Token of Perdition

Philippians 1:28-29
  1. And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
  2. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Security tokenAnother intriguing definition of stigma in it's English usage is "token." Anyone familiar with digital security will recognize a token as a physical device that's used to gain various levels of access [11]. That's exactly what the Verichip is, a security token.

In three factor authentication this is known as "what you have". The other two factors are "what you know" - as in a password, birth date, pin, etc.; and "what you are" - as in biometrics, primarily face, iris, fingerprint, or vein scanning [12]. Like the Verichip, a security token almost always carries a unique number on it. One must wonder if this somehow relates to the three factor allegience to the Beast (Revelation 13:17).

The following news excerpts demonstrate the welcoming of such a security token.

Ultimately, the ideal solution for merchants will be a reader that is based on an open standard and capable of accepting each card's contactless token. The convergence of contactless payment
"I wanted to get chipped," he says. "It's entirely up to me what I put on my chip, I've been involved with authentication for 20 years, working with biometrics, and I was promoting the token. Now I am the token." RFID is literally getting under people's skin

The definition of "token" for stigma provides a hint that the mark will be readily adopted due its close relationship to money, identification, and commerce. And where any of these are found security is close by. Security will play a significant role in selling the Mark of the Beast (1 Thessalonians 5:3).

What's in a Name

There's another notable correlation between the Verichip and Chi-Xi-Stigma (666). One of the earliest public faces of Applied Digital Solutions was Digital Angel. Due to the alarming character of the technology it was quickly discovered that the Digital Angel logo contained a hidden but obvious 666 [13]. See the image below and also note the light that is centered on the forehead.

An early Digital Angel logo forms a 666

Digital Angel isn't the only product with a name or logo that links to 666. The connection between 666 and acquired products seems to have become a trend for Applied Digital Solutions' Verichip Corporation. If nothing else, they add to the mounting evidence which reveals the nature of the Mark of the Beast and 666. It's hard to write these off as mere coincidence.

eXI Wireless, Somark Innovations, and Xmark Systems LogosA recent acquisition by Applied Digital Solutions is eXI Wireless. Remember that Xi is the 60 in 666. Another purchase is Xmark (who's products include WatchMate and Hugs). The similarities are obvious. Also worth mentioning is Somark Innovations, a company that manufactures invisible RFID ink used to tattoo cattle for tracking [14].

Even though Xi and Chi haven't carried into English like Stigma has, they still provide some insight into the Mark. Chi is depicted as an uppercase X and is used to symbolize Christ [15]. This possibly hints at the Antichrist's likening to a lamb with two horns (Revelation 13:11), refering to his probable Christian facade or promises of peace.

Many Eastern traditions also hold that Chi is an internal energy flow. While only a spiritual belief, it's still an interesting fact that future versions of the Verichip will run on an internal energy source named Thermo Life.

The Greek letters Stigma and Xi are similar in shape to a snake.The shape of Xi as written in Greek shares a close likeness to a curled up snake ready to strike. Stigma also resembles a serpent that is coiled and ready to strike. This is another hint to Charagma as the bite of a serpent. And as noted by one of our readers, the antenna in the Verichip is a coil of wire.


  • The Greek epi can be translated as "in" or "on", both are valid. Epi can also be translated as "into", "in a place", and "among". All English versions prior to 1890 translate epi as in.
  • The Greek charagma is translated "a scratch or etching", "a badge of servitude", "graven", and "mark". Charagma is also closely related to charax which means "to sharpen to a point".
  • The English word graven (one of the defintions of charagma as listed above) is defined as "To sculpt or carve; engrave" and "To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently."
  • The earliest use of the word charagma outside of the Bible describes the piercing bite of a snake. The fang of a snake closely resembles the syringe used to implant the Verichip.
  • The number 666 was written in the original Greek with the letters chi xi stigma (600 60 6).
  • The Greek stigma is defined as "to 'stick'", "a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership)", and "mark." This definition is very close to that of the Greek charagma.
  • The Greek letters chi and xi both resemble a snake ready to strike. This coincides with charagma as the bite of a snake and the "piercing serpent" Satan who is associated with the Beast of the sea.
  • Stigma made it into the English language where it's defined as "a mark of infamy or disgrace".

Charagma, epi, and chi-xi-stigma (666) all have important meanings. They paint the clear picture of a surface being punctured by a sharp point. After studying the Greek words its easy to see that the Mark of the Beast could be closely related to microchip implants like the Verichip which are injected through a syringe and are used heavily in commerce.

It's hard to ignore these similarities when the Verichip has already been used to buy and sell. We must honestly weigh all the evidence when considering such a possibilty. It's much more than just hype and coincidence so take heed.

Mark 13:4-6
  1. Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
  2. And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
  3. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Read your Bible!
Verses referenced in this study:

  • Ecclesiastes 10:8
  • Isaiah 27:1
  • Amos 5:18-19
  • Mark 13:4-6
  • Philippians 1:28-29
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:3
  • Revelation 13:2; 13:4; 13:11; 13:16-18; 14:9-10; 20:2; 20:4

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It's an Alphabet of foreign language

by Hesa - 4/29/16 10:49 AM
dear readers,
666 in Latin alphabet is actually words/symbol of foreign alphabet and language.
John when he saw the symbol in his revelation could not understand the words so He with all his knowledge tried to mimic the symbol with the nearest Latin... more...

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by flywell - 4/06/16 11:45 AM
666 is my numbers

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mark of the beast

by wallace - 11/21/13 7:33 PM
The mark of the beast is quite plain when it's read as it is in a Bible that is considered by the governments as 'official'.
The word 'receive' basically translates as {to give , to set smite show with the palm of the hand } . Mark translates as ID and the forehead... more...

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RE: mark of the beast

by prospect - 2/04/16 9:53 PM
The names of Babylon=177 the mark of the beast=177 opposite the body of Christ = 177

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by Aib - 7/10/10 2:54 AM
The alphabets letters position from 1 to 26, where A=1, B=2, C=3...Z=26 gives each word a numerical value. use this english Alphabet Order and multiply them by the number 6. Then you get a code:
A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24...Z=156

in this code:
New York =... more...

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RE: Gematria

by Anonymous - 9/14/14 11:08 PM
To anonim: Chi doesn't have a sound like Chart, it has a sound like Key. Same for Xi. They carry the same sound. Your conclusion is bogus. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior of mankind. Stop trying to spread confusion.


by 643 the 117th prime number - 2/04/16 9:44 PM
The bible says count the number six hundred threescore six
How many letters is it ? 23

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Beware of people using Greek, when they know no Greek

by Gary - 10/07/15 1:23 PM
This essay could only be written if one already assumes that the RFID chip is the mark of the beast. Revelation 13 makes no reference to this sort of thing.

The author argues that the KJV is correct with "in" and then argues that that implies insertion. But "in"... more...

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RE:Beware of people using Greek, when they know no Greek

by Anonymous - 11/13/15 12:46 AM
So "in" meant something different in the 17th century? Were "on" and "upon" used in the same way? Otherwise I don't follow your logic.

I don't see where the author implies anything about sigma. Here are the various representations of sigma: upper-case Σ,... more...

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New Ebola Vaccine: Gematria: NAIAD = 222 - GSK = 222 - RFID = 222 ..TOTAL = 666

by Frank McCarthy - 11/29/14 6:52 AM
New ebola vaccine: naiad + gsk + rfid = 666

english gematria a=6 b=12 c=18 rtc ..Naiad = 222 gsk = 222 rfid = 222 ..Total = 666

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RE:New Ebola Vaccine: Gematria: NAIAD = 222 - GSK = 222 - RFID = 222 ..TOTAL = 666

by Gary - 11/10/15 4:11 PM
Besides which, you really believe that a wonderful thing like an Ebola vaccine is the mark of the beast? Are you an anti-vaxxer?

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The truth

by Avichayil (Yisrael) - 10/10/13 8:11 AM
Islam is the beast and the anti-messianic community revealed in scripture and the hebrew language refutes a different doctrine concerning the beast. You have to understand the hebrew alphabet and the phonetics with its meanings. In hebrew Islam is Eslam, and... more...

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RE: The truth

by Gary - 10/08/15 7:37 AM
You clearly have not read the Catholic Catechism. The paragraph reference please?

Rather, you have depended on a viral post, invented as a joke by the satirical site National Report, in which Francis supposedly said Islam and Christianity worship the same God. You... more...

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by Tim - 8/20/15 10:00 PM
First off 666 is a man's number, so stop fitting every stupid thing into 666 that you can find. Cute purple dinosaur=666 and Barney is a dinosaur, or a "beast"....
Secondly, no English gematria has any Scriptural support. Why multiply it all by 6? Interesting... more...

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by The Hired Help - 8/22/10 5:18 AM
You are all being deceived.

By dead religions and superstitious beliefs.

There are NO gods. None. Never.

Wake up people. You can achieve so much.

Stop wasting your lives on foolish notions.

Do something real. Something constructive. Break the... more...

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RE: WARNING you will burn in hell

by steve child of the one true king jesus my lord - 10/09/14 5:35 PM
That's the best lie Satan has .god will let you believe that if you want to.because he loves us so much he gave free believe in him or not.but for you .if you are real so is god.and hell will be your eternal home your father Satan is proud of you. Butt you... more...


by steve child of the one true king jesus christ my lord - 10/09/14 5:54 PM
Respond to comments your so sure there no hell what are you hiding from .you can't hide from God or your father Satan Satan has you just where he wants you on the highway to hell this song is for you acdc highway to hell that's for you that's your song don't mater... more...

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Mark of the beast

by charmaine - 7/21/14 6:33 AM
Helo againe there is n New World Order comeing where you and your familie is going to be in danger because of the sisterm the sisterm is die verichip together with the sunday law. How do I know that is because I have ask God to show me the truth in his word and... more...

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