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Parallel Bible results for Revelation 13:9-18

The Message Bible

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Revelation 13:9-18

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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