The Beast from the Sea

1 And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea.a Heb) is grammatically neuter. had 10 horns and seven heads. On his horns were 10 diadems,c and on his heads were blasphemous names.d e

References for Revelation 13:1

    • a 13:1 - Dn 7:3
    • b 13:1 - The beasts in Rv 13:1,11 are customarily referred to as "he" or "him" rather than "it." The Gk word for a beast (therion
    • c 13:1 - Rv 12:3
    • d 13:1 - Other mss read heads was a blasphemous name
    • e 13:1 - Rv 17:3
      2 The beast I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like a bear's, and his mouth was like a lion's mouth.f The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

      References for Revelation 13:2

          3 One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded,g but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.h i

          References for Revelation 13:3

            • g 13:3 - Lit be slain to death
            • h 13:3 - Lit amazed after the beast
            • i 13:3 - Rv 17:8
              4 They worshiped the dragonj because he gave authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast?k Who is able to wage war against him?"

              References for Revelation 13:4

                • j 13:4 - Rv 12:3
                • k 13:4 - Ex 15:11; Isaiah 46:5
                  5 A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies.l He was also given authority to actm n for 42 months.o

                  References for Revelation 13:5

                    • l 13:5 - Dn 7:8,11,20
                    • m 13:5 - Other mss read wage war
                    • n 13:5 - Or to rule
                    • o 13:5 - Rv 11:2
                      6 He began to speakp blasphemies against God: to blaspheme His name and His dwelling-those who dwell in heaven.

                      References for Revelation 13:6

                        • p 13:6 - Lit He opened his mouth in
                          7 And he was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.q

                          References for Revelation 13:7

                            • q 13:7 - Rv 5:9; 7:9; 11:9; 14:6
                              8 All those who live on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the bookr of lifes of the Lamb who was slaughtered.t u

                              References for Revelation 13:8

                                • r 13:8 - Or scroll
                                • s 13:8 - Rv 3:5; 17:8; Ex 32:32-33
                                • t 13:8 - Or written in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered from the foundation of the world
                                • u 13:8 - 1 Pt 1:19-20
                                  9 If anyone has an ear, he should listen:v

                                  References for Revelation 13:9

                                      10 If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he goes. If anyone is to be killedw with a sword, with a sword he will be killed.x Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.y z

                                      References for Revelation 13:10

                                        • w 13:10 - Other mss read anyone kills
                                        • x 13:10 - Jr 15:2
                                        • y 13:10 - Or This calls for the endurance and faith of the saints.
                                        • z 13:10 - Rv 14:12

                                          The Beast from the Earth

                                          11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; he had two horns like a lamb,{ | but he sounded like a dragon.

                                          References for Revelation 13:11

                                              12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast on his behalf and compels the earth and those who live on it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
                                              13 He also performs great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth before people.
                                              14 He deceives those who live on the earth} because of the signs that he is permitted to perform on behalf of the beast,~ telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had the sword wound yet lived.

                                              References for Revelation 13:14

                                                  15 He was permitted to give a spirit€ to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast could both speak and cause whoever would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

                                                  References for Revelation 13:15

                                                    • € 13:15 - Or give breath, or give life
                                                      16 And he requires everyone-small and great, rich and poor, free and slave-to be given a mark on his‚ right hand or on hisƒ forehead,„

                                                      References for Revelation 13:16

                                                          17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast's name or the number of his name.
                                                          18 Here is wisdom:… † The one who has understanding must calculate‡ the number of the beast, because it is the number of a man.ˆ His number is 666.‰

                                                          References for Revelation 13:18

                                                            • … 13:18 - Or This calls for wisdom
                                                            • † 13:18 - Rv 17:9
                                                            • ‡ 13:18 - Or count, or figure out
                                                            • ˆ 13:18 - Or is a man's number, or is the number of a person
                                                            • ‰ 13:18 - One Gk ms plus other ancient evidence read 616