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Revelation 13

MSG 1 And the Dragon stood on the shore of the sea. I saw a Beast rising from the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads - on each horn a crown, and each head inscribed with a blasphemous name. NIV 1 The dragon 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. MSG 2 The Beast I saw looked like a leopard with bear paws and a lion's mouth. The Dragon turned over its power to it, its throne and great authority. NIV 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. MSG 3 One of the Beast's heads looked as if it had been struck a deathblow, and then healed. The whole earth was agog, gaping at the Beast. NIV 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. MSG 4 They worshiped the Dragon who gave the Beast authority, and they worshiped the Beast, exclaiming, "There's never been anything like the Beast! No one would dare go to war with the Beast!" NIV 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?” MSG 5 The Beast had a loud mouth, boastful and blasphemous. It could do anything it wanted for forty-two months. NIV 5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. MSG 6 It yelled blasphemies against God, blasphemed his Name, blasphemed his Church, especially those already dwelling with God in Heaven. NIV 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. MSG 7 It was permitted to make war on God's holy people and conquer them. It held absolute sway over all tribes and peoples, tongues and races. NIV 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. MSG 8 Everyone on earth whose name was not written from the world's foundation in the slaughtered Lamb's Book of Life will worship the Beast. NIV 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. MSG 9 Are you listening to this? NIV 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear. MSG 10 They've made their bed; now they must lie in it. Anyone marked for prison goes straight to prison; anyone pulling a sword goes down by the sword. Meanwhile, God's holy people passionately and faithfully stand their ground. NIV 10 “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.”This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people. MSG 11 I saw another Beast rising out of the ground. It had two horns like a lamb but sounded like a dragon when it spoke. NIV 11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. MSG 12 It was a puppet of the first Beast, made earth and everyone in it worship the first Beast, which had been healed of its deathblow. NIV 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. MSG 13 This second Beast worked magical signs, dazzling people by making fire come down from Heaven. NIV 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. MSG 14 It used the magic it got from the Beast to dupe earth dwellers, getting them to make an image of the Beast that received the deathblow and lived. NIV 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. MSG 15 It was able to animate the image of the Beast so that it talked, and then arrange that anyone not worshiping the Beast would be killed. NIV 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. MSG 16 It forced all people, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to have a mark on the right hand or forehead. NIV 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, MSG 17 Without the mark of the name of the Beast or the number of its name, it was impossible to buy or sell anything. NIV 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. MSG 18 Solve a riddle: Put your heads together and figure out the meaning of the number of the Beast. It's a human number: six hundred sixty-six. NIV 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

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