13 ¶ And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns ten crowns, and upon its heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and its feet were as the feet of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority.
3 And I saw one of its heads as it were wounded to death; and its deadly wound was healed; and all the earth marveled, and followed the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which had given the authority unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast; saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with it?
5 And there was given unto it a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto it to continue forty and two months.
6 And it opened its mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle and those that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto it to make war with the saints and to overcome them; and power was given it over all kindreds and tongues and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship it, whose names are not written in the book of the life of the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 ¶ Then I beheld another beast coming up out of the land; and he had two horns like the Lamb, but he spoke as the dragon.
12 And he exercised all the power of the first beast in its presence and caused the earth and those that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he does great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven to the earth in the sight of men
14 and deceives those that dwell on the earth by those signs which were given unto him to do in the presence of the beast, commanding those that dwell on the earth to make an image of the beast, which has the wound by the sword, and did live.
15 And it was given unto him to endue the image of the beast with spirit, so that the image of the beast should speak, and he shall cause those that do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
16 And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slaves, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads;
17 and that no one might buy or sell, unless he has the mark or the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for the number of man; and its number is six hundred sixty-six.
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