Revelation 13:11–17

The Beast out of the Earth

11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth.e It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.f 12 It exercised all the authorityg of the first beast on its behalf,h and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,i whose fatal wound had been healed.j 13 And it performed great signs,k even causing fire to come down from heavenl to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signsm it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceivedn the inhabitants of the earth.o It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.p 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 worshipq the image to be killed.r 16 It also forced all people, great and small,s rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,t 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark,u which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.v

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