Revelation 13:5-15 (New International Version)

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5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies1 and to exercise his authority for forty-two months.2 6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.3 7 He was given power to make war4 against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.5 8 All inhabitants of the earth6 will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life7 belonging to the Lamb8 that was slain from the creation of the world.a9 9 He who has an ear, let him hear.10 10 If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killedb with the sword, with the sword he will be killed.11 This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness12 on the part of the saints.13

The Beast out of the Earth

11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth.14 He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon.15 12 He exercised all the authority16 of the first beast on his behalf,17 and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,18 whose fatal wound had been healed.19 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs,20 even causing fire to come down from heaven21 to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs22 he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived23 the inhabitants of the earth.24 He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.25 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship26 the image to be killed.27
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