The Beast out of the Sea

1 The dragona stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.

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    • } 13:1 - Some manuscripts "And I"
      2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.

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      3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.

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          4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

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          5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.

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          6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven.

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          7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.

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          8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.b

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            • ~ 13:8 - Or "written from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was slain"
              9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.

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              10 “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killedc with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.”dThis calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.

              References for Revelation 13:10

                •  13:10 - Some manuscripts "anyone kills"
                • € 13:10 - Jer. 15:2