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Revelation 13:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)

And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Revelation 13:3-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

I saw one of his heads as if it had been [a]fatally wounded, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:3 Lit slaughtered to death
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Revelation 13:3-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

I saw one of his heads which seemed to have a fatal wound, but his fatal wound was healed; and the entire earth followed after the beast in amazement. They fell down and worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; they also worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like (as great as) the beast, and who is able to wage war against him?”

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Revelation 13:3-4 New International Version (NIV)

One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”

New International Version (NIV)

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Revelation 13:7-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every [a]tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:7 NU, M add and people
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Revelation 13:7-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

It was also given to him to make war with the [a]saints and to overcome them, and authority was given to him over every tribe, people, language, and nation. All who live on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been [b]written since the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slaughtered.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:7 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  2. Revelation 13:8 Or written in the book...slain from the foundation of the world
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Revelation 13:7-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

He was also [a]permitted to wage war against the saints (God’s people) and to overcome them, and authority and power over every tribe and people and language and nation. All the inhabitants of the earth will fall down and worship him, everyone whose name has not been written since the foundation of the world in the Book of Life of the Lamb who has been slain [as a willing sacrifice].

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:7 Lit given.
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Revelation 13:7-8 New International Version (NIV)

It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:8 Or written from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was slain
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Revelation 13:11-12 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Beast from the Earth

11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Revelation 13:11-12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Beast from the Earth

11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast [a]in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who live on it worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:12 Or by his authority
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Revelation 13:11-12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Beast from the Earth

11 Then I saw [a]another beast rising up out of the earth; he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence [when the two are together]. And he makes the earth and those who inhabit it worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:11 See note v 1.
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Revelation 13:11-12 New International Version (NIV)

The Beast out of the Earth

11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.

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Revelation 17:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast

17 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying [a]to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 17:1 NU, M omit to me
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Revelation 17:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Doom of Babylon

17 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of sexual immorality, and those who live on the earth became drunk with the wine of her sexual immorality.”

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Revelation 17:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Doom of Babylon

17 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment and doom of the great [a]prostitute who is seated [b]on many waters [influencing nations], she with whom the kings of the earth have [c]committed acts of immorality, and the inhabitants of the earth have become intoxicated with the wine of her immorality.”

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 17:1 Some have thought that the prostitute symbolizes a corrupt, apostate religious system.
  2. Revelation 17:1 For the meaning of the waters in this prophetic context, see v 15.
  3. Revelation 17:2 This may be a figurative reference to cult worship practices and idolatry.
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Revelation 17:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast

17 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

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Revelation 17:15 New King James Version (NKJV)

15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.

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Revelation 17:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15 And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the prostitute sits are peoples and multitudes, and nations and languages.

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Revelation 17:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)

15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the prostitute is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.

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Revelation 17:15 New International Version (NIV)

15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.

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2 Peter 2:2 New King James Version (NKJV)

And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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2 Peter 2:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Many will follow their indecent behavior, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

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2 Peter 2:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Many will follow their shameful ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned.

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