17 ‘These great beasts, which are four in number, are four kings who will arise from the earth.

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The Beast from the Sea

13 And the dragon stood on the sand of the [a]seashore.

Then I saw a (A)beast coming up out of the sea, having (B)ten horns and (C)seven heads, and on his horns were (D)ten crowns, and on his heads were (E)blasphemous names.

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  1. Revelation 13:1 Lit sea

(A)The beast that you saw (B)was, and is not, and is about to (C)come up out of the (D)abyss and [a](E)go to destruction. And (F)those who live on the earth, (G)whose names have not been written in the book of life (H)from the foundation of the world, will (I)wonder when they see the beast, that he was, and is not, and will [b]come.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 17:8 One early ms is going
  2. Revelation 17:8 Lit be present