Revelation 13:6-16 (New International Version)

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6 He opened his mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.1 7 He was given power to make war2 against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.3 8 All inhabitants of the earth4 will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life5 belonging to the Lamb6 that was slain from the creation of the world.a7 9 He who has an ear, let him hear.8 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.9 This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness10 on the part of the saints.11

The Beast out of the Earth

11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth.12 He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon.13 12 He exercised all the authority14 of the first beast on his behalf,15 and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,16 whose fatal wound had been healed.17 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs,18 even causing fire to come down from heaven19 to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs20 he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived21 the inhabitants of the earth.22 He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.23 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 worship24 the image to be killed.25 16 He also forced everyone, small and great,26 rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead,27
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