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Revelation 13 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

A Beast Comes From The Sea: The Dragon Gives Him Power And Authority

13 And I saw a beast coming-up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and ten diadems upon his horns, and names of [a] blasphemy on his heads. And the beast which I saw was resembling a leopard, and his feet were like ones of a bear, and his mouth was like a mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as-if [b] having been slain to[c] death. And his wound of [d] death was cured. And the whole earth was caused-to-marvel [while following] after the beast. And they gave-worship to the dragon, because he gave the authority to the beast. And they gave worship to the beast saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can wage-war against him?” And a mouth was given to him speaking great things and[e] blasphemies. And authority to act for forty and two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name, and His dwelling[f]— the[g] ones dwelling in heaven. And authority was given to him to make war against the saints, and to overcome[h] them. And authority was given to him over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. And all the ones dwelling upon the earth will worship him— each whose name has not been written in the book of life of the Lamb having been slain since[i] the foundation of the world. If anyone has an ear, let him hear: 10 if anyone is for[j] captivity, he is going into captivity; if anyone is to[k] be killed with a sword, he is to be killed with a sword. Here[l] is the endurance and the faith[m] of the saints.

A Beast Comes From The Land. He Makes Everyone Worship The First Beast

11 And I saw another beast[n] coming-up out of the land[o]. And he had two horns like a lamb. And he was speaking like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and the ones dwelling in it so that they will worship the first beast whose wound of death was cured. 13 And he does great signs, so that he even makes fire to come-down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of the people. 14 And he deceives the ones dwelling upon the earth because-of the signs which it was given him to do in the presence of the beast— telling the ones dwelling upon the earth to make an image to the beast who has the wound of the sword and lived[p]. 15 And authority was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, in order that the image of the beast might even[q] speak and cause that all-who do not give-worship to the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causes everyone— the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves— that they[r] should give them a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that no one should be able to buy or to sell except the one having the mark: the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here[s] is wisdom. Let the one having understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number[t] of a man. And his number is six-hundred sixty six.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:1 That is, characterized by.
  2. Revelation 13:3 That is, having the marks of one slain.
  3. Revelation 13:3 Or, resulting in, leading to.
  4. Revelation 13:3 That is, characterized by (his death wound); or, leading to.
  5. Revelation 13:5 Or, even.
  6. Revelation 13:6 That is, place of dwelling, defined next.
  7. Revelation 13:6 Some manuscripts make this a third thing, ‘and the ones’; others combine it with what precedes as ‘His dwelling in heaven’.
  8. Revelation 13:7 Or, conquer.
  9. Revelation 13:8 That is, slain since; or, written... since, as in 17:8.
  10. Revelation 13:10 That is, destined for.
  11. Revelation 13:10 That is, destined to.
  12. Revelation 13:10 Or, At-this-point.
  13. Revelation 13:10 Or, faithfulness.
  14. Revelation 13:11 He is called the false prophet in 16:13; 19:20; 20:10.
  15. Revelation 13:11 Versus the sea in v 1. Or, the earth.
  16. Revelation 13:14 Or, came-to-life, became alive.
  17. Revelation 13:15 Or, both.
  18. Revelation 13:16 That is, the authorities who do such things.
  19. Revelation 13:18 Or, At-this-point.
  20. Revelation 13:18 Or, a number of man; a human number.
Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)

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Revelation 13 New International Version (NIV)

The Beast out of the Sea

13 The dragon[a] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 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?”

The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 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.[b]

Whoever has ears, let them hear.

10 “If anyone is to go into captivity,
    into captivity they will go.
If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword,
    with the sword they will be killed.”[d]

This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.

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. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 13:1 Some manuscripts And I
  2. Revelation 13:8 Or written from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was slain
  3. Revelation 13:10 Some manuscripts anyone kills
  4. Revelation 13:10 Jer. 15:2
  5. Revelation 13:18 Or is humanity’s number
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