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. And the beast that I saw was (F)like a leopard, and his feet were like those of (G)a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of (H)a lion. And the (I)dragon gave him his power and his (J)throne, and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it had been [b]fatally wounded, and his (K)fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth (L)was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the (M)dragon because he (N)gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “(O)Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” A mouth was given to him (P)speaking [c]arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for (Q)forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, (R)those who dwell in heaven.

It was also given to him to (S)make war with the [d]saints and to overcome them, and authority was given to him over (T)every tribe, people, language, and nation. All who (U)live on the earth will worship him, everyone (V)whose name has not been [e]written (W)since the foundation of the world in the (X)book of life of (Y)the Lamb who has been slaughtered. (Z)If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 (AA)If anyone [f]is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; (AB)if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is (AC)the [g]perseverance and the faith of the [h]saints.

The Beast from the Earth

11 Then (AD)I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had (AE)two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a (AF)dragon. 12 He (AG)exercises all the authority of the first beast [i](AH)in his presence. And he makes (AI)the earth and those who live on it (AJ)worship the first beast, whose (AK)fatal wound was healed. 13 He (AL)performs great signs, so that he even makes (AM)fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the presence of people. 14 And he (AN)deceives (AO)those who live on the earth because of (AP)the signs which it was given him to perform [j](AQ)in the presence of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the (AR)wound of the sword and has come to life. 15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even [k]speak and cause (AS)all who do not (AT)worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, (AU)the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, [l]to be given a (AV)mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the (AW)mark, either (AX)the name of the beast or (AY)the number of his name. 18 (AZ)Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that (BA)of a [m]man; and his number is [n]six hundred and sixty-six.

The Lamb and the 144,000 on Mount Zion

14 Then I looked, and behold, (BB)the Lamb was standing on (BC)Mount Zion, and with Him (BD)144,000 who had (BE)His name and the (BF)name of His Father written (BG)on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like (BH)the sound of many waters and like the (BI)sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of (BJ)harpists playing on their harps. And they *sang [o](BK)a new song before the throne and before the (BL)four living creatures and the (BM)elders; and (BN)no one was able to learn the song except the (BO)144,000 who had been (BP)purchased from the earth. (BQ)These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who (BR)follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been (BS)purchased from mankind (BT)as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And (BU)no lie was found in their mouths; they are (BV)blameless.

Vision of the Angel with the Gospel

And I saw another angel flying in (BW)midheaven with (BX)an eternal gospel to preach to (BY)those who [p]live on the earth, and to (BZ)every nation, tribe, language, and people; and he said with a loud voice, “(CA)Fear God and (CB)give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who (CC)made the heaven and the earth, and sea and (CD)springs of waters.”

And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “[q](CE)Fallen, fallen is (CF)Babylon the great, she who has (CG)made all the nations drink of the (CH)wine of the [r]passion of her sexual immorality.”

Doom for Worshipers of the Beast

Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone (CI)worships the beast and his (CJ)image, and receives a (CK)mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the (CL)wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed [s]in full strength (CM)in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with (CN)fire and [t]brimstone in the presence of the (CO)holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the (CP)smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; (CQ)they have no rest day and night, those who (CR)worship the beast and his (CS)image, and [u]whoever receives the (CT)mark of his name.” 12 Here is (CU)the [v]perseverance of the [w]saints who (CV)keep the commandments of God and [x](CW)their faith in Jesus.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write: ‘(CX)Blessed are the dead who (CY)die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” (CZ)says the Spirit, “so that they may (DA)rest from their labors, for their (DB)deeds follow with them.”

The Harvest

14 Then I looked, and behold, a (DC)white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one (DD)like [y]a son of man, with a golden (DE)crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. 15 And another angel (DF)came out of the [z]temple, calling out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “[aa](DG)Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the (DH)harvest of the earth [ab]is ripe.” 16 Then He who sat on the cloud [ac]swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.

17 And another angel (DI)came out of the [ad]temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18 Then another angel, (DJ)the one who has power over fire, came out from (DK)the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “[ae](DL)Put in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters [af]from the vine of the earth, (DM)because her grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel [ag]swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into (DN)the great wine press of the wrath of God. 20 And (DO)the wine press was trampled (DP)outside the city, and (DQ)blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses’ bridles, [ah]for a distance of [ai]1,600 stadia.

A Scene of Heaven

15 Then I saw (DR)another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, (DS)seven angels who had (DT)seven plagues, which are (DU)the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished.

And I saw something like a (DV)sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who (DW)were victorious [aj]over the (DX)beast and (DY)his image and the (DZ)number of his name, standing on the (EA)sea of glass, holding (EB)harps of God. And they *sang the (EC)song of Moses, (ED)the bond-servant of God, and the (EE)song of the Lamb, saying,

(EF)Great and marvelous are Your works,
(EG)Lord God, the Almighty;
Righteous and true are Your ways,
(EH)King of the [ak]nations!
(EI)Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For (EJ)all the nations will come and worship before You,
For Your [al](EK)righteous acts have been revealed.”

After these things I looked, and (EL)the [am]temple of the (EM)tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened, and the (EN)seven angels who had the seven plagues (EO)came out of the [an]temple, clothed in [ao]linen, clean and bright, and (EP)their chests wrapped with golden sashes. And one of the (EQ)four living creatures gave the (ER)seven angels seven (ES)golden bowls full of the (ET)wrath of God, who (EU)lives forever and ever. And the [ap]temple was filled with (EV)smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the [aq]temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished.

The Bowls of Wrath

16 Then I heard a loud voice from (EW)the [ar]temple, saying to the (EX)seven angels, “Go and (EY)pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”

So the first angel went and poured out his bowl (EZ)on the earth; and a harmful and painful (FA)sore [as]afflicted the people (FB)who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.

The second angel poured out his bowl (FC)into the sea, and it became blood like that of a dead man; and every living [at]thing in the sea died.

Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the (FD)rivers and the springs of waters; and they (FE)became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “(FF)Righteous are You, (FG)the One who is and who was, O (FH)Holy One, because You (FI)judged these things; for they poured out (FJ)the blood of saints and prophets, and You have given them (FK)blood to drink. They [au]deserve it.” And I heard (FL)the altar saying, “Yes, (FM)Lord God, the Almighty, (FN)true and righteous are Your judgments.”

And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon (FO)the sun, (FP)and it was given power to scorch people with fire. And the people were scorched with [av]fierce heat; and they (FQ)blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they (FR)did not repent so as to (FS)give Him glory.

10 And the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the (FT)throne of the beast, and his kingdom became (FU)darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain, 11 and they (FV)blasphemed the (FW)God of heaven because of their pain and their (FX)sores; and they (FY)did not repent of their deeds.

12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the (FZ)great river, the Euphrates; and (GA)its water was dried up, so that (GB)the way would be prepared for the kings (GC)from the [aw]east.

Har-Magedon (Armageddon)

13 And I saw coming out of the mouth of the (GD)dragon, and out of the mouth of the (GE)beast, and out of the mouth of the (GF)false prophet, three (GG)unclean spirits like (GH)frogs; 14 for they are (GI)spirits of demons, (GJ)performing signs, which go out to the kings of the (GK)entire [ax]world, to (GL)gather them together for the war of the (GM)great day of God, the Almighty. 15 (“Behold, (GN)I am coming like a thief. (GO)Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, (GP)so that he will not walk about naked and people will not see his shame.”) 16 And they (GQ)gathered them together to the place which (GR)in Hebrew is called (GS)Har-Magedon.

The Seventh Bowl of Wrath

17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon (GT)the air, and a (GU)loud voice came out of the [ay](GV)temple from the throne, saying, “(GW)It is done.” 18 And there were flashes of (GX)lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was (GY)a great earthquake, (GZ)such as there had not been since mankind came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. 19 (HA)The great city [az]was split into three parts, and the cities of the [ba]nations fell. (HB)Babylon the great was (HC)remembered in the sight of God, to give her (HD)the cup of the wine of [bb]His fierce wrath. 20 And (HE)every island fled, and no mountains were found. 21 And (HF)huge [bc]hailstones, weighing about [bd]a talent each, *came down from heaven upon people; and people (HG)blasphemed God because of the (HH)plague of the hail, because [be]the hailstone plague *was extremely [bf]severe.

The Doom of Babylon

17 (HI)Then one of the (HJ)seven angels who had the (HK)seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you (HL)the judgment of the (HM)great prostitute who (HN)sits on many waters, with whom (HO)the kings of the earth committed acts of sexual immorality, and (HP)those who live on the earth (HQ)became drunk with the wine of her sexual immorality.” And (HR)he carried me away [bg](HS)in the Spirit (HT)into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a (HU)scarlet beast, full of (HV)blasphemous names, having (HW)seven heads and ten horns. The woman (HX)was clothed in purple and scarlet, and [bh]adorned with gold, precious [bi]stones, and pearls, holding in her hand (HY)a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her sexual immorality, and on her forehead a name was written, [bj]a (HZ)mystery: “(IA)BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF (IB)THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” And I saw the woman drunk with (IC)the blood of the [bk]saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered [bl]greatly. And the angel said to me, “Why [bm]do you wonder? I will tell you the (ID)mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the (IE)seven heads and the ten horns.

(IF)The beast that you saw (IG)was, and is not, and is about to (IH)come up out of the (II)abyss and [bn](IJ)go to destruction. And (IK)those who live on the earth, (IL)whose names have not been written in the book of life (IM)from the foundation of the world, will (IN)wonder when they see the beast, that he was, and is not, and will [bo]come. (IO)Here is the mind which has wisdom. The (IP)seven heads are seven mountains upon which the woman sits, 10 and they are seven (IQ)kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11 The beast which (IR)was, and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he (IS)goes to destruction. 12 The (IT)ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast (IU)for one hour. 13 These have (IV)one [bp]purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.

Victory for the Lamb

14 These will wage (IW)war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will (IX)overcome them because He is (IY)Lord of lords and (IZ)King of kings; and (JA)those who are with Him are the (JB)called and chosen and faithful.”

15 And he *said to me, “The (JC)waters which you saw where the prostitute sits are (JD)peoples and multitudes, and nations and languages. 16 And the (JE)ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her (JF)desolate and (JG)naked, and will (JH)eat her flesh and will (JI)burn her up with fire. 17 For (JJ)God has put it in their hearts to execute His [bq]purpose [br]by (JK)having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the (JL)words of God will be fulfilled. 18 The woman whom you saw is (JM)the great city, which [bs]reigns over the kings of the earth.”

Babylon Is Fallen

18 After these things I saw another (JN)angel (JO)coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was (JP)illuminated from his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “[bt](JQ)Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She (JR)has become a dwelling place of demons and a [bu]prison of every (JS)unclean spirit, and a [bv]prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have fallen because of the (JT)wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and (JU)the kings of the earth have committed acts of sexual immorality with her, and the (JV)merchants of the earth have become rich from the [bw]excessive wealth of her [bx](JW)luxury.”

I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “(JX)Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive any of her plagues; for her sins have [by](JY)piled up as high as heaven, and God has (JZ)remembered her offenses. (KA)Pay her back even as she has paid, and [bz]give back to her double according to her deeds; in the (KB)cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. (KC)To the extent that she glorified herself and (KD)lived luxuriously, to the same extent give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘(KE)I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ For this reason (KF)in one day her plagues will come, [ca]plague and mourning and famine, and she will be (KG)burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her (KH)is strong.

Grief over Babylon

“And (KI)the kings of the earth, who committed acts of sexual immorality and (KJ)lived luxuriously with her, will (KK)weep and mourn over her when they (KL)see the smoke of her burning, 10 (KM)standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘(KN)Woe, woe, (KO)the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in (KP)one hour your judgment has come.’

11 “And the (KQ)merchants of the earth (KR)weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more— 12 cargo of (KS)gold, silver, precious [cb]stones, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; every kind of citron wood, every article of ivory, and every article made from very valuable wood, [cc]bronze, iron, and marble; 13 cinnamon, [cd]spice, incense, perfume, frankincense, wine, olive oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, and cargo of horses, carriages, [ce]slaves, and (KT)human lives. 14 The fruit [cf]you long for has left you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and people will no longer find them. 15 The (KU)merchants of (KV)these things, who became rich from her, will (KW)stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, 16 saying, ‘(KX)Woe, woe, (KY)the great city, she who (KZ)was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and [cg]adorned with gold, precious [ch]stones, and pearls; 17 for in (LA)one hour such great wealth has been laid (LB)waste!’ And (LC)every shipmaster and every [ci]passenger and sailor, and all who [cj]make their living by the sea, (LD)stood at a distance, 18 and were (LE)crying out as they (LF)saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘(LG)What city is like (LH)the great city?’ 19 And they threw (LI)dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘(LJ)Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea (LK)became rich from her prosperity, for in (LL)one hour she has been laid (LM)waste!’ 20 (LN)Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you [ck]saints and (LO)apostles and prophets, because (LP)God has [cl]pronounced judgment for you against her.”

21 Then [cm]a (LQ)strong angel (LR)picked up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, (LS)the great city, be thrown down with violence, and (LT)will never be found again. 22 And (LU)the sound of harpists, musicians, flute players, and trumpeters will never be heard in you again; and no craftsman of any craft will ever be found in you again; and the (LV)sound of a mill will never be heard in you again; 23 and the light of a lamp will never shine in you again; and the (LW)voice of the groom and bride will never be heard in you again; for your (LX)merchants were the powerful people of the earth, because all the nations were deceived (LY)by your witchcraft. 24 And in her was found the (LZ)blood of prophets and of [cn]saints, and of (MA)all who have been slaughtered on the earth.”


  1. Revelation 13:1 Lit sea
  2. Revelation 13:3 Lit slaughtered to death
  3. Revelation 13:5 Lit great things
  4. Revelation 13:7 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  5. Revelation 13:8 Or written in the book...slain from the foundation of the world
  6. Revelation 13:10 Or leads into captivity
  7. Revelation 13:10 Or steadfastness
  8. Revelation 13:10 See note v 7
  9. Revelation 13:12 Or by his authority
  10. Revelation 13:14 Or by the authority of
  11. Revelation 13:15 One early ms speak, and he will cause
  12. Revelation 13:16 Lit so that they give them a mark
  13. Revelation 13:18 Or human
  14. Revelation 13:18 I.e., spelled out in Gr as 600 + 60 + 6; one early ms has the letters for 616
  15. Revelation 14:3 One early ms something like a new song
  16. Revelation 14:6 Lit sit
  17. Revelation 14:8 Lit Babylon...fell, fell, she who
  18. Revelation 14:8 Or wrath (incurred from God)
  19. Revelation 14:10 Lit unmixed; in ancient times wine was usually diluted with water
  20. Revelation 14:10 I.e., burning sulfur
  21. Revelation 14:11 Lit if anyone
  22. Revelation 14:12 Or steadfastness
  23. Revelation 14:12 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  24. Revelation 14:12 Lit the faith of
  25. Revelation 14:14 Or the Son of Man
  26. Revelation 14:15 Or sanctuary
  27. Revelation 14:15 Lit Send forth
  28. Revelation 14:15 Lit has become dry
  29. Revelation 14:16 Lit cast
  30. Revelation 14:17 Or sanctuary
  31. Revelation 14:18 Lit Send forth
  32. Revelation 14:18 Lit of
  33. Revelation 14:19 Lit cast
  34. Revelation 14:20 Lit from
  35. Revelation 14:20 Possibly about 184 miles or 296 km; a Roman stadion perhaps averaged 607 ft. or 185 m
  36. Revelation 15:2 Lit from
  37. Revelation 15:3 Two early mss ages
  38. Revelation 15:4 Or judgments
  39. Revelation 15:5 Or sanctuary
  40. Revelation 15:6 Or sanctuary
  41. Revelation 15:6 One early ms stone
  42. Revelation 15:8 Or sanctuary
  43. Revelation 15:8 Or sanctuary
  44. Revelation 16:1 Or sanctuary
  45. Revelation 16:2 Lit came upon
  46. Revelation 16:3 Lit soul
  47. Revelation 16:6 Lit are worthy
  48. Revelation 16:9 Lit great
  49. Revelation 16:12 Lit rising of the sun
  50. Revelation 16:14 Lit inhabited earth
  51. Revelation 16:17 Or sanctuary
  52. Revelation 16:19 Lit became three
  53. Revelation 16:19 Or Gentiles
  54. Revelation 16:19 Lit wrath of His anger
  55. Revelation 16:21 Lit hail
  56. Revelation 16:21 I.e., as a measure of weight about 100 lb. or 45 kg
  57. Revelation 16:21 Lit its plague
  58. Revelation 16:21 Lit great
  59. Revelation 17:3 Or in spirit
  60. Revelation 17:4 Lit gilded
  61. Revelation 17:4 Lit stone
  62. Revelation 17:5 Or “MYSTERY...”
  63. Revelation 17:6 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  64. Revelation 17:6 Lit with great wonder
  65. Revelation 17:7 Lit have you wondered
  66. Revelation 17:8 One early ms is going
  67. Revelation 17:8 Lit be present
  68. Revelation 17:13 Or mind
  69. Revelation 17:17 Or mind
  70. Revelation 17:17 Lit even to do one mind and to give
  71. Revelation 17:18 Lit has a kingdom
  72. Revelation 18:2 Lit Babylon...fell, fell
  73. Revelation 18:2 Or haunt
  74. Revelation 18:2 Or haunt
  75. Revelation 18:3 Lit power
  76. Revelation 18:3 Or sensuality
  77. Revelation 18:5 Lit joined together
  78. Revelation 18:6 Lit double to her
  79. Revelation 18:8 Lit death; i.e., a particular kind of death
  80. Revelation 18:12 Lit stone
  81. Revelation 18:12 Or brass
  82. Revelation 18:13 Gr amomon, an Indian spice plant
  83. Revelation 18:13 Lit bodies
  84. Revelation 18:14 Lit of your soul’s desire
  85. Revelation 18:16 Lit gilded
  86. Revelation 18:16 Lit stone and pearl
  87. Revelation 18:17 Lit one who sails to a place
  88. Revelation 18:17 Lit work the sea
  89. Revelation 18:20 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  90. Revelation 18:20 Lit judged your judgment of her
  91. Revelation 18:21 Lit one
  92. Revelation 18:24 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people

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