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.

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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;

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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.

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One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed.(A) The whole world was filled with wonder(B) and followed the beast.

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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.

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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.

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

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  1. Revelation 13:8 Or written from the creation of the world in the book of life belonging to the Lamb who was slain

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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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, (A)whose deadly wound was healed.

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12 He (A)exercises all the authority of the first beast [a](B)in his presence. And he makes (C)the earth and those who live on it (D)worship the first beast, whose (E)fatal wound was healed.

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  1. Revelation 13:12 Or by his authority

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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12 It exercised all the authority(A) of the first beast on its behalf,(B) and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast,(C) whose fatal wound had been healed.(D)

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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.

Babylon, the Prostitute on the Beast

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

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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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