Revelation of John 13And the dragon was enraged at the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And [the dragon] stood on the sand of the seashore. ▼
▼BYZ and TR And I stood on the sand of the sea. Some texts number this sentence as verse 18; others include it with Revelation 13:1.2
The Beast from the Sea3 Then I saw a beast with ten horns and seven heads rising out of the sea. [There were] ten royal crowns on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. 4 The beast I saw was like a leopard, [with] the feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave [the beast] his power and throne and great authority. 5 One of the heads of [the beast] appeared to be fatally wounded. [But] the mortal wound was healed, and the whole world marveled [and] followed the beast. 6 They worshiped the dragon who had given authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who [is] like the beast, and who can wage war against it?” 7 [The beast] was given a mouth to speak arrogant and blasphemous [words] , and authority to act for 42 months. 8 And [the beast] opened its mouth to blaspheme against God [and] slander His name and His tabernacle— those who dwell in heaven. 9 Then [the beast] was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. 10 And all who dwell on the earth will worship [the beast] — [all] whose names have not been written from [the] foundation of [the] world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear: 12 “If anyone [is destined for] captivity, into captivity he will go; if anyone is to die ▼
▼NE, WH, and BYZ if anyone killsby [the] sword, by [the] sword he must be killed.” ▼
▼Jeremiah 15:2Here is [a call for] the perseverance and faith of the saints.
The Beast from the Earth13 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. [This beast] had two horns like a lamb, [but] spoke like a dragon. 14 And [this beast] exercised all the authority of the first beast and caused the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. 15 And [the second beast] performed great signs to cause even fire from heaven to come down to earth in the presence of the people. 16 Because of the signs it was given to perform on behalf of the [first] beast, it deceived those who dwell on the earth, telling [them] to make an image to the beast that had been wounded by the sword and yet had lived. 17 [The second beast] was permitted to give breath to the image of the [first] beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship [it] to be killed.
The Mark of the Beast18 And [the second beast] required all [people] small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
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