Revelation 13:3-14New American Standard Bible (NASB)
3 I saw one of his heads as if it had been [a]slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;4 they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”5 There was given to him a mouth speaking [b]arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who [c]dwell in heaven.
7 It was also given to him to make war with the [d]saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyonewhose name has not been [e]written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.10 If anyone [f]is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the [g]perseverance and the faith of the [h]saints.
The Beast from the Earth
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast [i]in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform [j]in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
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