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Revelation 13:1-4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Beast from the Sea

13 And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. He[a] had 10 horns and seven heads. On his horns were 10 diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.[b] The beast I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like a bear’s, and his mouth was like a lion’s mouth. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded,[c] but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.[d] They worshiped the dragon because he gave authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to wage war against him?”


  1. Revelation 13:1 The beasts in Rv 13:1,11 are customarily referred to as “he” or “him” rather than “it.” The Gk word for a beast (therion) is grammatically neuter.
  2. Revelation 13:1 Other mss read heads was a blasphemous name
  3. Revelation 13:3 Lit be slain to death
  4. Revelation 13:3 Lit amazed after the beast

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