And I saw one of his heads (A)as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And (B)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, (C)“Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”

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

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  1. Revelation 13:3 Lit slaughtered to death

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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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.

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?

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

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  1. Revelation 13:7 NU, M add and people

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

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  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

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.(A) 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].

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  1. Revelation 13:7 Lit given.

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.

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.

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The Beast from the Earth

11 Then I saw another beast (A)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, (B)whose deadly wound was healed.

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The Beast from the Earth

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

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  1. Revelation 13:12 Or by his authority

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.(A) 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.

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  1. Revelation 13:11 See note v 1.

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.

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The Scarlet Woman and the Scarlet Beast

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

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  1. Revelation 17:1 NU, M omit to me

The Doom of Babylon

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

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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],(A) 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.”(B)

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  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.

17 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

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

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

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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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15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

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

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Many will follow their (A)indecent behavior, and because of them (B)the way of the truth will be (C)maligned;

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