Rev. 13:1 And he stood on the sand of the seashore.

And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns

and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems,

and on his heads {were} blasphemous names.

Rev. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard,

And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.

Rev. 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain,

And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast;

Rev. 13:4 and they worshiped the dragon,

"Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?"

Rev. 13:5 And there was given to him a mouth

and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.

Rev. 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God,

Rev. 13:7 And it was given to him to make war with the saints

and to overcome them; and authority over every tribe

and people and tongue and nation was given to him.

Rev. 13:8 And all who dwell on the earth will worship him,

everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation

of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.

Rev. 13:9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear.

Rev. 13:10 If anyone {is destined} for captivity, to captivity he goes;

if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed.

Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.

Rev. 13:11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth;

and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.

Rev. 13:12

And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence.

And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it

to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

Rev. 13:13 And he performs great signs, so that he even makes fire

come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

Rev. 13:14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth

because of the signs which it was given him to perform

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.

Rev. 13:15

And there was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast,

that the image of the beast might even speak

and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

Rev. 13:16 And he causes all, the small and the great,

and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves,

to be given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead,

Rev. 13:17

and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell,

except the one who has the mark,

either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

Rev. 13:18

Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast,