The First Beast

Revelation 13

1 Then 1 I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a a beast rising up out of the sea, b having 2 seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a c blasphemous name. 2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The d dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads e as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And f all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, g "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?"

5 And he was given h a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to 3 continue for i forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, j His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him k to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And l authority was given him over every 4 tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, m whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain n from the foundation of the world. 9 o If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

10 p He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; q he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. r Here is the 5 patience and the faith of the saints.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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