nd I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of
the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten
crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
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2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a
leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the
mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were
wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world
wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped
the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the
beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth
speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to
continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy
against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that
dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with
the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all
kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall
worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb
slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go
into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the
sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming 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, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he
maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth 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 an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and
he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of
the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship
the image of the beast should be killed.