Revelation 13 NAS

The Beast from the Sea

1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a 1beast coming up out of the sea, having 2ten horns and 3seven heads, and on his horns were 4ten diadems, and on his heads were 5blasphemous names.

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2 And the beast which I saw was 6like a leopard, and his feet were like those of 7a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of 8a lion. And the 9dragon gave him his power and his 10throne and great authority.

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3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his 11fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth 12was amazed and followed after the beast;

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    • b 13:3 - Lit "slaughtered to death"
      4 they worshiped the 13dragon because he 14gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "15Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"

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      5 There was given to him a mouth 16speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for 17forty-two * months was given to him.

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      6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, 18those who dwell in heaven.

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        • d 13:6 - Or "tabernacle"
          7 It was also given to him to 19make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over 20every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

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            • e 13:7 - Or "holy ones"
              8 All who 21dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone 22whose name has not been written 23from the foundation of the world in the 24book of life of 25the Lamb who has been slain.

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                • f 13:8 - Or "written in the book...slain from the foundation of the world"
                  9 26If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

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                  10 27If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; 28if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is 29the perseverance and the faith of the saints.

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                    • g 13:10 - Or leads "into captivity"
                    • h 13:10 - Or "steadfastness"
                    • i 13:10 - Or "holy ones"

                      The Beast from the Earth

                      11 Then 30I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had 31two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a 32dragon.

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                      12 He 33exercises all the authority of the first beast 34in his presence. And he makes 35the earth and those who dwell in it to 36worship the first beast, whose 37fatal wound was healed.

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                        • j 13:12 - Or "by his authority"
                          13 He 38performs great signs, so that he even makes 39fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

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                          14 And he 40deceives 41those who dwell on the earth because of 42the signs which it was given him to perform 43in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the 44wound of the sword and has come to life.

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                            • k 13:14 - Or "by the authority of"
                              15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause 45as many as do not 46worship the image of the beast to be killed.

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                                • l 13:15 - One early ms reads "speak, and he will cause"
                                  16 And he causes all, 47the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a 48mark on their right hand or on their forehead,

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                                    • m 13:16 - Lit "causes all,...that they give them a mark"
                                      17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the 49mark, either 50the name of the beast or 51the number of his name.

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                                      18 52Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that 53of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six *.

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                                        • n 13:18 - One early ms reads 616