13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw aa beast rise up aout of the sea, bhaving seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten bcrowns, and upon his heads the ||name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was clike unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of da bear, and his mouth as the mouth of ea lion: and fthe dragon gave him his power, and ghis seat, and great hauthority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were †wounded to death; and ihis deadly wound was healed: and kall the world wondered lafter the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave hpower unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, mWho is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 5 And there was given unto him na mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and hpower was given unto him ||to ocontinue pforty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and qthem that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him rto make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and hpower was given him over sall kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all tthat dwell upon the earth shall worship him, kwhose names are not written in uthe book of life of vthe Lamb slain wfrom the foundation of the world. 9 xIf any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 yHe that zleadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: ahe that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. bHere is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld bbanother beast coming up cout of the earth; and he had two horns dlike a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth eall the power of the first beast fbefore him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein ffto worship the first beast, gwhose deadly wound was healed. 13 And hhe doeth great mwonders, iso that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And hkdeceiveth them that dwell on the earth lby the means of those mmiracles which he had power to do fin the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, gwhich had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give †life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not nworship the image of the beast nnshould be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both osmall and great, rich and poor, pfree and bond, †to receive nqa mark in their right hand, or rin their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had qthe mark, or the name of the beast, or sthe number of his name. 18 tHere is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count sthe number of the beast: for uit is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
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