JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 13 ©
1 And John stands on the seashore. A beast is shown to the apostle in a vision with seven heads and ten horns. 3 Whereof one head, being wounded to death, is healed. 4 All the earth worships the beast and the dragon, for the space of forty-two months. 6 The beast blasphemes God and His saints, and makes war against them. 8 And overcomes all them, whose names are not written in the book of the Lamb. 10 The reward of similar punishment is threatened to the persecutors. 11 After that another beast comes up out of the earth, having two horns as the lamb; but doing the works of the first beast. 13 This (beast) does great wonders, and deceives the inhabitants of the earth, so that they make an image, which all are made to worship. 16 And it causes everyone to bear a mark, either the name of the beast, or his number, which is six hundred threescore and six.
AND I 1stood upon the sand of the sea, 2and saw 3a beasta rise up out of the sea, having 4seven heads and 5ten horns, and upon his horns ten 6crowns, and upon his heads the 7name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a 8leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and 9the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
And I saw one of his heads as it were 10wounded to death; and 11his deadly wound was healed: and all the world 12wondered after the beast.
And 13they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is likeb unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking 14great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him 15to continue fortycand two months.
And he opened his mouth 16in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and 17his tabernacle, and them 18that dwell in heaven.
And itd was given unto him to make war with 19the saints, and to 20overcome them: and power was given 21him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, 22whosee names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb 23slain fromf the foundation of the world.
If any man have an ear, let him hear.
24He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: heg that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Hereh is the patience and the faith of the saints.
25And I beheld another beast coming up outi of the earth; and 26he had two horns like a lamb, 27and he spake as a dragon.
And 28he exerciseth all the power of the first beast beforej him, and causeth 29the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadlyk wound was healed.
And 30he doeth greatl wonders, so that he maketh 31fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceivethm them that dwell on the earth by 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 32an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto 33the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship then image of the beast should be killed.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive 34a marko in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, 35orp the name of the beast, or 36the number of his name.
Here is wisdom.q Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is 37the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.