Revelation 13:1–10

The Beast from the Sea

1 And the dragon stood on the sand of the 1seashore.

Then I saw a abeast coming up out of the sea, having bten horns and bseven heads, and on his horns were cten diadems, and on his heads were dblasphemous names.

2 And the beast which I saw was alike a leopard, and his feet were like those of ba bear, and his mouth like the mouth of ca lion. And the ddragon gave him his power and his ethrone and great authority.

3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been 1slain, and his afatal wound was healed. And the whole earth bwas amazed and followed after the beast;

4 they worshiped the adragon because he agave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “bWho is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

5 There was given to him a mouth aspeaking 1arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for bforty-two months was given to him.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, athose who 1dwell in heaven.

7 It was also given to him to amake war with the 1saints and to overcome them, and authority over bevery tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

8 All who adwell on the earth will worship him, everyone bwhose name has not been 1written cfrom the foundation of the world in the dbook of life of ethe Lamb who has been slain.

9 aIf anyone has an ear, let him hear.

10 aIf anyone 1is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; bif anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is cthe 2perseverance and the faith of the 3saints.

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