Revelation 13:11–18

The Beast from the Earth

11 Then aI saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had btwo horns like a lamb and he spoke as a cdragon.

12 He aexercises all the authority of the first beast 1bin his presence. And he makes cthe earth and those who dwell in it to dworship the first beast, whose efatal wound was healed.

13 He aperforms great signs, so that he even makes bfire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

14 And he adeceives bthose who dwell on the earth because of cthe signs which it was given him to perform 1din the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who * had the ewound of the sword and has come to life.

15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even 1speak and cause aas many as do not bworship the image of the beast to be killed.

16 And he causes all, athe small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, 1to be given a bmark on their right hand or on their forehead,

17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the amark, either bthe name of the beast or cthe number of his name.

18 aHere is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that bof a man; and his number is 1six hundred and sixty-six.

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