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Revelation 13 - KJV

The beast from the sea

1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw Dan. 7:2,7a beast rise up out of the sea, ch. 12:3having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the [a]name of blasphemy.

2 Dan. 7:6And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, Dan. 7:5and his feet were as the feet of a bear, Dan. 7:4and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and ch. 12:9the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, ch. 12:4and great authority.

3 And I saw one of his heads ver. 12,14as it were [b]wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and ch. 17:8all the world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, ch. 18:18Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him Dan. 7:8a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him [c]to continue ch. 11:2forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, John 1:14;Col. 2:9and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him Dan. 7:21;ch. 11:7to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: ch. 11:18and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, Ex. 32:32;Dan. 12:1;Phil. 4:3;ch. 3:5whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain ch. 17:8from the foundation of the world.

9 ch. 2:7If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 Is. 33:1He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: Gen. 9:6;Mat. 26:52he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. ch. 14:12Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

The beast from the earth

11 And I beheld another beast ch. 11:7coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, ver. 3whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And Deut. 13:1;Mat. 24:24;2 Thes. 2:9;ch. 16:14he doeth great wonders, 1 Ki. 18:38;2 Ki. 1:10so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

14 ch. 12:9And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth 2 Thes. 2:9by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, 2 Ki. 20:7and did live.

15 And he had power to give [d]life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, ch. 16:2and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, ch. 14:9[e]to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or ch. 14:11the name of the beast, ch. 15:2or the number of his name.

18 ch. 17:9Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count ch. 15:2the number of the beast: ch. 21:17for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


a. Revelation 13:1 Or, names
b. Revelation 13:3 Gr. slain
c. Revelation 13:5 Or, to make war
d. Revelation 13:15 Gr. breath
e. Revelation 13:16 Gr. to give [them]

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