Bible: Revelation 13:1-10

The Two Beasts

13:1 Then 1  I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. It 2  had ten horns and seven heads, and on its horns were ten diadem crowns, 3  and on its heads a blasphemous name. 4  13:2 Now 5  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 6  dragon gave the beast 7  his power, his throne, and great authority to rule. 8  13:3 One of the beast’s 9  heads appeared to have been killed, 10  but the lethal wound had been healed. 11  And the whole world followed 12  the beast in amazement; 13:4 they worshiped the dragon because he had given ruling authority 13  to the beast, and they worshiped the beast too, saying: “Who is like the beast?” and “Who is able to make war against him? 14  13:5 The beast 15  was given a mouth speaking proud words 16  and blasphemies, and he was permitted 17  to exercise ruling authority 18  for forty-two months. 13:6 So 19  the beast 20  opened his mouth to blaspheme against God – to blaspheme both his name and his dwelling place, 21  that is, those who dwell in heaven. 13:7 The beast 22  was permitted to go to war against the saints and conquer them. 23  He was given ruling authority 24  over every tribe, people, 25  language, and nation, 13:8 and all those who live on the earth will worship the beast, 26  everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world 27  in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was killed. 28  13:9 If anyone has an ear, he had better listen!

13:10 If anyone is meant for captivity,

into captivity he will go.

If anyone is to be killed by the sword, 29 

then by the sword he must be killed.

This 30  requires steadfast endurance 31  and faith from the saints.

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