Bible: Rev 13:2-8

13:2 Now 1  the beast that I saw was like a leopard, but its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. The 2  dragon gave the beast 3  his power, his throne, and great authority to rule. 4  13:3 One of the beast’s 5  heads appeared to have been killed, 6  but the lethal wound had been healed. 7  And the whole world followed 8  the beast in amazement; 13:4 they worshiped the dragon because he had given ruling authority 9  to the beast, and they worshiped the beast too, saying: “Who is like the beast?” and “Who is able to make war against him? 10  13:5 The beast 11  was given a mouth speaking proud words 12  and blasphemies, and he was permitted 13  to exercise ruling authority 14  for forty-two months. 13:6 So 15  the beast 16  opened his mouth to blaspheme against God – to blaspheme both his name and his dwelling place, 17  that is, those who dwell in heaven. 13:7 The beast 18  was permitted to go to war against the saints and conquer them. 19  He was given ruling authority 20  over every tribe, people, 21  language, and nation, 13:8 and all those who live on the earth will worship the beast, 22  everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world 23  in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed. 24 
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